I graduated from college back in 2009 in which i was studying web design and development, and during that time, i discovered the wonders of Photoshop and what it could really do.
I shied away from the web side of things as the industry was going so fast that i didn’t know what i wanted to do with my qualification, but i had my skills with some Adobe products to fall back on, so i started doing some amateur graphic design.
So from 2009 until present, i’ve been doing graphic designs for products such as t-shirts, mousemats etc but also had the opportunity to create some CD cover designs for bands, logos for web administrators and anything else really that anyone requested.
I do alot of amateur photography also which started in 2010 when i received a Finepix A170 for my birthday. I was so obsessed with it that i had to take photos of anything and everything, and that’s when i realised that photography was something i really loved doing and it became more than a hobby, to me at least. The following year, i was given a Finepix S2950, which was more advanced than my “point and shoot” A170 and this really threw me off as i didn’t know how to control it….i was really downhearted at this stage as examples of works i’ve seen on Redbubble were so outstanding that i really wanted to try and mimic the greatness of what these people were able to achieve.
It wasn’t until recently that i decided to get my act together and learn, and i mean really learn, on how to use my new camera. So far i’ve been following tutorials on how to use DSLR’s (even though mine is a bridge camera but principles are the same) which has opened my eyes and made me realise what i was doing wrong. That, and combined with learning more about Photoshop, i’ve got to the stage where i am today where i’m ready to share with my work with the world, which i do already on Redbubble and Zazzle, but wanting to print and sell off my own stuff which i feel is worthy, but not excellent yet.