Firstly, welcome to Photography Tips For A Beginner!
I’m Matt warrell, a live music and food photographer from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve had my work featured on international publications such as Noisey by VICE, television series such as ABC’s Australian Story, newspapers such as The Age, and by bands such as The Bronx.
I’m passionate about deep, but balanced, contrast that summons a dynamic dimension to the frame. Everything photographers do is about balance, but I know from firsthand experience that it isn’t easy.
When I first started shooting, I wasn’t brave enough to move off automatic mode. But living in the realm of automatic taught me nothing. It gave me shots that at the time I thought were great, but the more I shot, the more I realised that automatic had too firm of a grip while holding my hand. After I started using Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes, my understanding of photography really solidified. Understanding why things looked a certain way was crucial to understanding how I could plan my photography in a way that led me to achieving what I envisioned in my mind.
Getting to that stage took time. I was impatient but I stuck it out. While it was a time I looked back on fondly, it was the challenge of experimentation that I loved. It wasn’t the endless Google searches, the hours spent finding quality videos on YouTube and Vimeo, or emails personally written asking for advice with no response returned.
It seems like everyone is a photographer now. It’s our creativity that defines us. I want to help you speed up your learning by having the highest quality of content available in the one place.
Welcome to Photography Tips For A Beginner.