Hi. I’m Amanda. I love writing, traveling and Jesus, although you’ll also find that I appreciate good food and good photography.
I am an 18 year old college student in the Washington D.C. area. Although I live in the city and go to school, I grew up on a farm and am a homeschool graduate.
When I’m not working on homework, you’ll probably find me reading a good book or volunteering/working at whichever library I happen to be closest to.
(Photograph in the header was taken by Meredith Sledge at Meredith Sledge Photography.)
What do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Nikon D5000 and my two lenses of choice – a 35mm or a 55-200mm.
How long have you been “doing” photography?
I honestly can’t remember when I started, but it’s been about three years and I love it.
What are your favorite kinds of photos to take?
Senior/creative portraits, although I love to experiment with just about anything. I also love travel photography – specifically focusing on architecture.
How do you edit your photos?
Do you have any tips for a new photographer?
Practice, practice, practice. Also, if you have a DSLR, learn to use manual. Don’t over-process – if it’s not good straight out of camera, then editing the daylights out of it probably isn’t going to help.
RAW or JPEG?
Whatever works for you. I use RAW, but both are great.
Why don’t you post more pictures?/Can you look at my photos?/I don’t like your photos!
I am a full-time college student taking about 18 credit-hours a semester. I would love to shoot and post more, but I have little time to do so. I would love to look at your photos, but because of time, I am unable to do so.
Everyone has their own opinions and I value yours. If you would like to send me constructive criticism as to why you don’t like a photo, then you are welcome to email me. In general, everyone shoots differently and my photographs have changed a lot over the past couple of years. I am now starting to find a shooting/editing style that I love, so my newest photographs will be the best judge of my work.
Where have you been?
Israel, Spain (Camino de Santiago, Madrid) and I’m headed to Oxford this summer.
You’re in college. Why are you traveling so much?
Most of the travel I do is for school. It’s a great deal – you get to learn AND see the world. I highly recommend studying abroad in college.
I’m no expert, but I would recommend keeping a travel journal to help you remember things after you return.