Hello lovely blog readers,
This week we wanted to do an update on our first blog of the year! If you remember back in January Capture House hired me, Sam. I just wanted to show you guys how I started with the company to where I am now. The skills I have learnt in all aspects of media from photography to social media management to design have been invaluable and I wanted to share that with you all.
I'll start with photography and show my progression over the months. When I joined Capture House back in January I had experience in headshot photography and food photography. Now I have developed my own style in various other types of photography including commercial, event, weddings and sport. On Friday I went out on a headshot session and when I went through the edited photos I was genuinely surprised at the difference 8 months can make. Here's a little example:
The left headshot, which I took on Friday, is taken slightly wider to allow for cropping to 8x10 and it's a far more natural look, which is right for this type of photography. Over the months I have learnt new ways to edit photos which I think have improved my photos drastically, I've also developed better techniques in helping my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.
In terms of food photography I feel like the improvement is even greater. Below are a few snaps I took recently of food from several local business':
Here's an example of my work before Capture House:
As you can see (hopefully anyway!) the colours are a lot cleaner on the more recent photos. Plus I think the recent photos pop out a lot more and the primary focus is on the main element of the food.
In terms of Design work I came to Capture House with a very basic knowledge and little understanding. Since then I've gone on to design 50 pages brochures, intricate flyers and detailed posters. To show a little progression here's a menu I designed in my first month for The Cork House and one I designed this month for them:
So far I feel like I've come on leaps and bounds with the help of Capture House and I cannot wait to see my improvement by this time next year!