How many photos do you have on your phone, your computer? Hundreds? Probably thousands. I have so many folders, it’s overwhelming.
Sometimes I find that shot that really wows me. How did I take that? How can I do that kind of shot again?
Ian Muzzey of Triskel Imagery gave us some tips on how to take better photos and what inspires him in photography.
Some great tips and I already feel empowered to go explore and try them! I hope you do too. Make sure to check out Triskel Imagery.
What inspired you to start taking photos?
My mother introduced me to photography when I was a teenager. From there I saw her start her own business and it inspired me to try and do so myself but on a different path than her photography.
What’s your favorite type of photography?
My favorite type of photography has to be long exposure. Because as a photographer I can take more artistic liberties within my camera to make the shot my own.
I understand you like landscapes, me too, what’s your favorite scene to take photos of?
My favorite scenes has to be waterfalls.
What advice would you give someone who wants to take better photos?
My advice is to invest in yourself. Take some classes and learn the basic principals of photography i.e Lighting, composition, color. Also don’t be afraid to put that camera in manual. You will find it scary and intimidating at first but trust yourself and your camera and you will make it work for you.
I always struggle with the perfect perspective, any tips to try? Are
there questions I should ask myself or things I should consider?
So I always said to myself that I would never be your generic photographer. Anytime I’m planning a shoot I look up photos that others have taken. And I make sure not to take it from that angle. The way I find my perspective is by playing with the rule of thirds or by making sure that I’m composing my picture evenly from whatever angle I may choose. And hardly ever do I place my subject in the middle of frame. So I say play around with angles and find yourself laying in a river to get a shot if you have to. It’s supposed to be fun so enjoy it.
What’s a special moment / story
you’d like to share?
Personally my greatest accomplishment with my business is putting myself through a couple photography courses on Udemy.com while being a stay at home care take to my 3 year old son while he has cancer and is receiving treatment. I did it to show my son in the future that even if your facing hardship you can always do a little work to further yourself in this life and to not give up on your dreams.
What are your dreams for your business? Future plans?
At some point in my life I would love to own my own studio/gallery/printing lab where I can print my own photos, frame them, and display them for sale. And of course I would love my photos to wind up in the Boston art gallery or something equivalent but it’s those goals that give me something to drive towards constantly.
Looking to purchase his stunning photos or book a shoot? Contact him via his Facebook Page.