Photographer? Me?

Am I a photographer? What defines a photographer? I think that I am finally beginning to start to call myself one, and starting to feel comfortable under that title without feeling utterly unworthy of it. One of the definitions that I have for a photographer is someone that publishes their work. This week I took a couple photos that will be used by Nancy Campbell’s international agents, and published in advertisements around the world. It’s a start! I have those two photos here to show you, and I also have videos showing how I made both of them. This post is a video treat if you’re into the technical side of things. But first! I received this from Lua last night, and thought I’d share. I guess I’m not cool anymore now that I’ve shared it though…

So, here’s the first photo that I took. I slept in the vault in order to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the sunrise in this one, even though you can’t really tell.

And here’s how I did it. Make sure to watch it in 1080p if possible.

Here’s the shot that I took last night:

This is the before and after in Lightroom:

And here’s the story behind the actual taking of the picture.

Here are a few photos from the 1nes set: