Aaron’s Photography Web Series

Awesome news I have… my own web series special on travelchannel.com πŸ™‚ It’s doing something I have wanted to do for about 15 years, and now I get the opportunity to do it. Learn from the pros on how to take the best still photos. You see, I didn’t go to film school. I taught my-self how to shoot a video camera then snuck into classes to see if I did it right. I have never been good at learning from books. I learn from hands on. A lot of people are like that. This series is about you and me learning together from the pros on how to take the best pictures possible. From the perfect selfie to the best sunset shot. Plus so much more πŸ™‚ When you go out to take a picture from your cell phone or a consumer camera u to can look like a pro. Soon this will be on the web and I will post all about it when it is.

 

Some info on my photography over the years.

Anyone that knows me personally, knows I love taking pictures. I take most of my pictures on my iPhone and Instagram it or tweet them everyday. I have an addiction and It’s called taking pictures. Over the last 16 years I have found a love for it. I would say I have taken almost 500,000 to 1,000,000 pictures in that time. No joke. I am currently making a picture book but looking threw all the photos is taking way to long. For about 2 years now I have been collecting pictures and doing rough drafts for this book but It’s like cleaning and organizing your house. You never find the time to do it. Am I right? lol. I’m half way done now and have quotes for pics and stuff like that. You will see πŸ™‚ then the next step is getting a publishing company. A lot of work but worth it.

When I first stared it was with a normal camera where u had to go to Costco to get the film developed. Now it’s all a digital world. Which I really like. With so many cameras out there it’s tough to find the right one but with the cell phone and social networking, the cell phone is the camera of choice because of how we upload to the sites. It’s just easier to do with the cell phone these days.

I always get asked on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter what camera I use, it’s my cell phone. It’s all on how u take the pic or tap the screen to get the best lighting. Since I got the iPhone I have been in heaven. This phone takes great pictures. I’m sure the other phones do to but there is something about the iPhone. I always get great lighting out of it and the pictures look so clear in low light. I have tried all the other phones and there pictures just don’t do it for me like the iPhone does.

My favorite thing about walking around is that there’s a picture everywhere and anywhere. Every where u look there is a picture to take. Whether it’s a landscape picture or up close to something. It could be a leaf on a tree limb and a cloud in the back ground. It’s all about the focus or lighting. It’s always there, It’s just how u see it. The pictures u see me take on Instagram, Facebook, or twitter is how I see it.

Just walking down the street there are hundreds of picture opportunities, you just have to look. Maybe a bug or a tree, and anything in the sky is usually a great pic. But if you focus the camera or adjust the iris u see something more. I have the 5D Mark III cannon and I want to learn more about that camera and do more things with it. Right now it’s mainly my cell phone I use. I shoot a lot of video on the Mark 3 but really want to learn its potential on still photos. I am so busy most of the time I never get to it. This year my goal is to understand as much as possible on still photography. I’m always trying to learn more and more. I know a video camera very well but I need to know way more when it comes to still photography. Finally, this is my chance to learn from the best in this new web special I’m shooting with Travel Channel πŸ™‚

 

Aaron

Comments

Posted On
Aug 07, 2016
Posted By
Mia

Your photography is really great. If you have a chance, advice on taking photos at night, stars, moon, & fireworks. I can never take them very well. Lol

Posted On
Jul 20, 2016
Posted By
Shawn Howell

Aron I have some pics I took in new Orleans last Halloween 2015 . There very interesting I really need it analyzed. Any info or advice would be much appreciated

Posted On
Jan 15, 2016
Posted By
Kai Murphy

Hi Aaron –

I stumbled across your web series. Good work! I’m glad you learned something in my film classes at UNLV. The thirst for knowledge is never ending. So drink up!

– Kai Murphy

Posted On
Nov 01, 2014
Posted By
Monica

Hey Aaron.. So glad u blogged this.. I was worried about you..kinda felt your depression after the voodoo ritual..
I’m happy to hear the Talisman is working to keep u grounded.

Posted On
Nov 01, 2014
Posted By
MattssonFoto

Photography is amazing, and just like you say, just take a nice walk, and photograph the things you like or see as special. ItΒ΄s very peacefull and many places can get photographed, but they can look different in a cameras perspective. I started with a mobile phone, and now iΒ΄m using a Nikon camera!

Some of my photos i upload at my blog page!

http://www.mattssonfoto.tumblr.com/

Cheers from Sweden
Lars

Posted On
Jun 07, 2014
Posted By
terri rice

that’s why I love living in the country side,,, soooooo much beauty to take pics of πŸ™‚ be sure to let us all know on facebook whenever that photo album book comes out ! πŸ™‚ will be awesome, safe travels dude πŸ™‚

Posted On
Mar 29, 2014
Posted By
Kelly Evans

good luck with your new project on the travel channel, love reading your posts and ghost adventures is great !

Posted On
Mar 09, 2014
Posted By
Raberta Head

Awesome stuff. I have been a photographer for many years now but never professional. Now I get to teach kids what I know. Never had a opportunity like you got here. Run with it. I would for sure. Most important thing to remember, it’s to the camera that makes the shot, it’s the photographer.

Have fun.

Posted On
Mar 09, 2014
Posted By
wendy gac

Aaron, I can’t wait to see it. Sounds awesome, I am glad you finally getting a chance to do something else you really love.

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Robbin Couture

I am very interested in your venture. I to love taking photos and have no training but have had great success with my point and shoot. Just purchased a Panasonic Lumix and want to learn all I can. So I will be joining you on that journey.

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
jill chapelo

I follow you on ghost adventures and your other sites as well! I can’t wait to see what you are going to show us and what we will learn from u when doing this for the travel channel!! I love to take pics, especially of my two grandchildren!! Can’t wait to see what you have done:)

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Charles Buckley

Camera phones are already popular just not as much announced. They do a good job. You’ll learn the disadvantages and advantages quickly. I have the 5DMarkIII camera. This is my first camera. If you learn the exposure triangle, your a pro.

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Arlβ˜†

Good luck on your doing new project, Aaron! I’m sure it would be a great one and can’t wait to see how it looks πŸ™‚ x

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
HYPR(UK)

Nice one….. πŸ™‚ more strings to your bow….

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Ivya

Congrats on the opportunity! I’m doing photography for almost ten years, learned it mainly myself and then joined uni year ago – just to find out the uni won’t teach you much more, sadly :/

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Jipsi Harris

You are awesome and I love you. I too love my phone camera (which is a 13 megapixel bad ass camera) and I love it. I wish people would stop and look everywhere and focus on the beauty and details of whats around them and just snap. I find smiley faces on sidewalks and sometimes leaves that resemble male genitalia and its funny. But also sunsets.

Anyhoo…you are great!

Jip

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Kay Wright

Good luck with this new venture, Aaron. Love your photos.

Posted On
Mar 08, 2014
Posted By
Suzanne Snyder

Congrats Aaron !!! Your love of your craft and your big heart are an inspiration to many . Keep on doing what you love

Posted On
Mar 07, 2014
Posted By
Rod

Aaron…Thanks for the blog…first time to see…I absolutely love Ghost Adventures and I really think its cool
what you do with pictures and your art..I love shooting video and taking pics as well
especially paranormal stuff. What kind of hd cam are you shooting on with GAC? It looks like
a Sony hd cam…but is it possible to say what model? I have watched for years and appreciate all you guys do..

Thank you
Rod

Posted On
Mar 07, 2014
Posted By
rosie c;indist

I think this is wonderful ,I was wondering what new type of cell phone to get IPhone ,Ijust want to take fun pictures ,This is wonderful you are doing this with the Travel Channel

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