Photography Career Tree

  • Which photography related career are you most interested in? I’m probably more interested in Multimedia Designer.
  • Some responsibilities of being a Multimedia Designer are, meeting with stakeholders on media techniques and design ideas. Another is designing graphics and animations for websites, marketing promotions and tradeshows. This basically means they have to design way to gravitate people attention, like making a pop-up look flashy, because flashy things catch our attention.
  • According to Glassdoor a Multimedia Designer make around 62K-103K per year. Most likely these people make 80k per year. Although it may seem good, depending on where you live the salary can fluctuate either up or down depending on what is needed and entry level experienced is obviously getting payed more than someone who’s a beginner.
  • Some things that captured my attention because if you think about Multimedia Designer, you’re designing, so really someone with experience in like digital art or of that sort can easily be used in this field of job, it can really go both ways.
  • Some degrees or such that someone who wants to be a Multimedia Designer could be digital art, video game design, graphic design, employers may hire those who have a bachelor’s in computer design, Photography, Animation etc. This ties back to what I said because these people who may not want to do Multimedia Design still have the option or the opportunity to be involved in that field as well.

Digital Camera Mode

Automatic mode – Everyone uses this mode (I think) basically, it tells your camera what Shitter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance etc., to use. This is really good for beginners.

Portrait mode – This mode will make your camera get a bigger aperture (Smaller aperture) to help with the background, and mainly getting your subject in focus.

Macro Mode – This mode lets you get closer up to your subject, mainly really good for smaller subjects like bugs or flowers, and better focusing distance.

Landscape mode – This is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode, so smaller aperture (Bigger aperture) and helps your photo be in really good focus.

Sports Mode – This mode is to photograph moving subjects/objects. This is mainly used in sports, or race car driving. By increasing the shutter speed.

Night mode – Is the mode for nighttime photography, it uses a longer shutter speed to help get background and illuminate the foreground and subject.

Movie Mode- This mode helps with capturing movements, like actions, but this is mainly helped for sound.

Aperture Priority (A or AV) – Semi- Manual mode where you choose the aperture while the camera works on the other stuff. (ISO, SHUTTER SPEED ETC.)

Shutter Priority mode (S or TV (Taylor’s version) – basically the same as AV, but you control the Shutter speed.

Program Mode (P) – Some cameras have this in priority mode. It gives you a bit more control like white balance.

Manual Mode – You have full control of your camera.



Travel poster

I really want to visit Maui because of all the beaches and all the videos of it being a beautiful land.

Top 100 most famous

A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969, “Somewhere in the Sea of Tranquillity, the little depression in which Buzz Aldrin stood on the evening of July 20, 1969, is still there—one of billions of pits and craters and pockmarks on the moon’s ancient surface. But it may not be the astronaut’s most indelible mark.” I really like this one because it shows something historical and something that changed us.

A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936, ‘The picture that did more than any other to humanize the cost of the Great Depression almost didn’t happen. Driving past the crude “Pea-Pickers Camp” sign in Nipomo, north of Los Angeles, Dorothea Lange kept going for 20 miles. But something nagged at the photographer from the government’s Resettlement Administration, and she finally turned around. ” I chose this picture because it shows how times were, and how many people suffered because of it, it really shows how far we come in technology, inventions, and many more and how we can help people.

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936

Cotton Mill Girl, Lewis Hine, 1908, “Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine believed that images of child labor would force citizens to demand change.” This picture really showed child labor, and explotiation of people back then, many kids were forced to work 14 hour long shifts, with barley any pay, low labor = less workers, but back then money and job were what people needed, so people did anything for money to survive.

Cotton Mill Girl, Lewis Hine, 1908

National Geographic Covers

I chose this photo because I really like the way the water covers the canoe, I also like how it’s photographed.

National Geographic 811

I chose this second cover because I really like deer’s, they’re cute.

National Geographic 813

I like this one lastly because it’s ironic that the birds are on screen/frame.

National Geographic 827

White Balance

White balance is a term that is referred to as “The process of removing or neutralizing color cast in your images. In other words, it means changing the color of your image. Different light gives different effects to a photo. Like warm colors can enhance a photo or winter colors (blues, white) give off brighter image. Color temp is correcting for a cast produced by the color temperature of light. Basically, saying that it corrects the color of light. White balance is important because it may make or break an image or photo. Making your image to look bad. Here are some tips.

  • Sunny, which works for mid-morning and mid-afternoon sun
  • Shade, which works for scenarios with heavy shade (e.g., portraits under a tree)
  • Cloudy, which works for outdoor scenes featuring overcast lighting
  • Flash, which works for scenes lit by standard off-camera speedlights and pop-up flashes
  • Incandescent, which works for indoor scenes lit by standard warm bulbs
  • Fluorescent, which works for indoor scenes lit by fluorescent bulbs

Lightroom edit

Differences: Unlike Photoshop, lightroom has more options for filters, or portraits. Lightroom is more user friendly and easier to use. But I feel like Photoshop has more options than Lightroom.

Similarities: They both edit photos, but I was surprised with the Healing tool, it works really well. I also like how they have a lot of options, but Lightroom seem more for beginners. They’re both good in terms of editing.

Portraits Tips

10 tips for taking good portraits.

  • Lighting, it helps enhance the person face and may make the image better.
  • Looking in frame, helps get the persons face.
  • Depth of field can also help making your subject pop.
  • Make sure the subject isn’t in an uncomfortable position, and make sure they’re relaxed.
  • Framing can also help the subject pop out more.
  • Using natural light help because with studio lights, can make it come out bright, or look unnatural.
  • Using a reflector can help with making the subject look better.
  • Using a wider aperture.
  • Focus on the subject.
  • Edit out any imperfection.