Hello good people hope you are doing well and the week is going fabulous. Today I want to share I little something I captured the other night while on a photowalk with in the CBD with Mwarv and Mutua Matheka … This is a shot of Teleposta Towers (I believe that’s the name of the building ) Hope you like it like I do
My post today involves no photos but just a short statement First and foremost I just want to take this time to thank each and everyone of you that voted for me when my blog was nominated and I am privileged to be among the selected 45 blogs out of 700 that were submitted. I thank God for the opportunity and meeting other bloggers and connecting and I wouldn’t have gotten this far with y’all
Thank you BAKE for the chance and opportunity to battle it out and showcase my blog and photography.
Second, no I did not win but hey a good friend of mine Mutua Matheka took the title 2nd year running and I am glad … it was such a joy to be up against him and Mwarv and I am honored to have battled it out with y’all. These two are great men and great photographers do continue to check out and promote Kenya photography that has such creative and visual styles that we present to you.
Maybe next year I take the crown? Yes? No?
Peace and Love to you all … Have a fabulous week
Hello ya’ll … hope the week has started out great for you all. In the time I have been doing photography, I have gotten a chance to experiment different styles, meet different photographers and models and I think through that time I have met one amazing model who has been just outstanding every time we shoot together.
Last but not least, if you havent voted for me for BAKE awards please do so at www.bloggers.or.ke/voting and spread the word … voting closes soon
Today I want to give you a little insight as to how I began shooting and this whole photography journey. I will be showing images from my “recent” past … I could say some have been iconic shaping me as a photographer maybe Some of the photos you may have seen others maybe not … anyway enjoy
It was in this forest that my photography journey began, this was shot in Germany and that is the country I purchased my first camera and named her “Cassie”. I used to crisscross through this forest almost on a daily basis and would capture various images here and there … below is a bench I passed and sat on several times in the same forest. When I began photography, I would follow a 365 day photo challenge and the assignments actually helped me group because they would vary from composition, colour basically exploring various photography styles. That is one thing I would recommend any newbie out there .. get linked to a 365 day photo challenge it shall stretch your mind
In the above photo (again take in Germany) I was actively taking a photo a day on a certain task given and I remember with this I had to take the clear blue sky but just to enhance creativity I figure you need something to put that blue sky into perspective …
When I began photography I got into a habit of just taking photo-walks and the image above is one of a wheat farm I passed on one of my walks, the image below was taken on another one of my photo walks.
Being a newbie in photography then I never really knew what field of photography I wanted to settle in (atleast now I know what I want to shoot and what I hate to shoot ) I actually got into the habit of having my camera everywhere I went and at every event I went to. I had to try out shooting all over and know if I could survive in that environment. The above photo I took at a friends in Germany and after gate crashing many weddings and perfecting the skill below is a photo from one of the first destination weddings I did.
While I was learning photography in a far away land I would be forever online learning and connecting with other photographers … then we would talk a lot with the great (he wasn’t so great then lol he will kill me for that statement) Mutua Matheka and we agreed once I get back from the far away land he would take me to the top of KICC where he would take those mind-boggling Nairobi Pictures … this image below is from that first visit I made up there *and to think i went up with no tripod – newbie mistakes
The above images are some of the shots I took as I was exploring portraiture and fashion photography and actually trying to understand photographing humans .. some people find it hard shooting living things and resort to shooting still objects, personally as I was growing in this field I was intrigued at shooting humans and more so geared to shoots with stories behind them rather than plain portfolio shots.
Again with a few other photographers we decided in this learning stage where can we go and shoot, we decided the Nairobi Railway Station was good and we shot covertly away from the authorities
The image below was taken the first I went to Uhuru park with an intention to shoot … again as a newbie then I didn’t have a tripod :/
And finally the last image, serves as merely an experiment I doing, trying to a achieve a shinny new glitter to the trumpet .. jazzy kinda feel with the low light etc
That’s it folks, hope you liked my sneak peek
p.s. voting is still on for BAKE awards so go ahead and vote for me … if you haven’t done so already #bestphotographyblog bloggers.or.ke/voting
Seeing as we are enjoying a wet cold season right now in Kenya just thought I would share a little something I captured on a #oneTouch trip to Nyeri … Enjoy.
Hope you all are doing well?! Today I shared with you photos from a shoot I had sometime back with a lady who goes by the name Sharon … Hope you enjoy the photos
Meanwhile don’t forget to vote for me for my BAKE awards nomination go to http://www.bloggers.or.ke/voting to vote under the Best Photography Blog
The trench coat was provided by; Jorges Wardrobe, Wood Avenue near Yaya Centre.
Hope you all enjoyed the Easter holiday, mine was awesome spent it with friends and family. To kick start us into the new week I want share an image from a shoot with the amazing Thogi I call this jungle fever … hope you like it
Before I bid you goodbye maybe you know or not take a minute to stop by bloggers.or.ke/voting and vote for me, I have been nominated in the best photography blog category.
Hope you are well enjoying the Easter weekend?! Well today I just wanted to let you know of my BAKE awards nomination for “Best Photography Blog” (find nomination list here). I feel like I need to put together a campaign team and start touring the country to garner votes hehehe
Most importantly It is an honor to be nominated with 2 of my friends Mutua Matheka and Mwarv people I have great respect for and learn’t so much from each other
Take some time and vote for me here (http://www.bloggers.or.ke/voting/) it will be much appreciated Thank You all and below is a little something from a OneTouchLive trip we did to Thika …
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I sit back and look at back at the great country I live in with warm hearted people, people who care for me and life that I live that isn’t much of a hustle so to say. Having lived out of Kenya for a while I came to realize how true this statement is “there is no place like home” it becomes more reality when out of the borders of +254
As we enter a new season of leadership for this country and a chance to choose leaders, let us be wise and remember this is the only home we got. The mornings we have had going out early with OneTouch Live recording memories of this beautiful land remind me of what God has blessed us with all I can say is lets remember to keep peace love and unity within our hearts.
Enjoy a picture below from one of my early morning excursions to Uhuru Park … +254 skyline
I got to meet Sharon finally after many online and social media conversations of planning a shoot and it finally came to pass. Popularly know as ThisIsEss, Sharon is a fashion guru as I would put it and as I would see her photos pop up on Facebook and her blog I got a cool idea to shoot her one day. She says she is not the model type but I think she did a great job All the styling and Make up was her … I tried to help though (lol). For this shoot I did it in a parking silo that had a cool empty space at the top basic lighting setup was used one flash trigger remotely and a reflector. I am going to be doing a lot of that just to showcase how one can achieve great photos with simplicity.
Hope you enjoy the photos
Check out her webpage (www.thisisess.com)