About two years ago, I used to go about my usual everyday life like most people do, not noticing all of the beauty around me. After I picked up a camera and started taking photos of my kids, I started to see the world in a whole new way. Once you start to see it, you can't un-see it.

I started to notice how light affected things, and how looking at something from a different perspective could change the whole scene. The whole world seems to be trying to tell us a story in the most beautiful and colorful display. It's like watching a movie, but it's all around us, and we're living it.

After becoming a photographer, I slowed down from this crazy fast paced world and started to appreciate the masterpieces that were before my very eyes. This was a life changing experience for me!

I want everyone to have this same experience. So I created a free photography course for anyone who wants to give it a shot. I show you how you can do this with a cheap camera and cheap lens. I've even used my cell phone when I didn't have my camera with me.

You can see more of my work and/or check out my free photography course on my website.

More info: philliphaumesserphotography.com

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TheRubyFalcon
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4 years ago

That chicken be like: "Ahh! The teddy!"

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Prashant Chaudhary
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4 years ago

I find the other one too.

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yuzuwang
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4 years ago

i think this is also because of the editing..

Antal Kabankin
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4 years ago

Ofc there are some editing, but the real difference lies on the good camera, proper lens and white balance setup and artistic composing. Its very sad for a good photographer when people think that the picture is only good just because the editing.

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Albert Catalan
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4 years ago

Resume: Buy a 80mm 1.2, add vignette and vivance

Sas
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4 years ago

Awesome composition improvement

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4 years ago

Thank you!

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Jen Duncan
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4 years ago

It is not the editing he is trying to get across, it is HOW the photo is taken to tell the story. It is all in the framing, how low he gets and the details. The photoshop is done to enhance it. Photoshop can't fix a bad photo. His are great to begin with.

George Hall
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4 years ago

I beg to differ. Photoshop can do wonders for a bad photo

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Leonid Gurevich
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4 years ago

before it becomes "because of the editing" it first is because of the zooming and the smart angle.

Lua boots
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4 years ago

This not an ugly location...even not an "ugly"... love that place :)

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4 years ago

Thanks Lua, I agree. This is on our little 10 acre farm. We love it very much, and I love that my kids get to grow up here! :)

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Don Art
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4 years ago

This kind of image can do without editing or adjusting the color if you have a proper camera and good lens.

Benjamin Ginsberg
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4 years ago

Composition makes a photograph. So does lighting...but that can be faked in post these days (to an extent). So yes, a lot of it, as shown in all of these photos, is knowing compositions and things like DOF, when to take photos to get the best natural light + how to modify that with filters and flash/strobes, etc... BUT for all of these, IF the "before" and "after" versions were taken at the same time...then there is also a significant amount of editing as well (potentially all the same lightroom preset). The light quality and tone simply doesn't change that significantly just because you have a better lens or adjust the height of your composition. And if that's part of your process as a photographer, it looks great so keep at it, but it might be a little disingenuous to not point that out as part of your process.

Jonathan Eatsalot
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4 years ago

1st one better

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Seong Jin
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4 years ago

The chicken master...

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Christie Mathis
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4 years ago

Way too much yellow in some of these...

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Shelly Pain
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4 years ago

Slower shutter speed to lighten faces? Or post production?

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Celeste Murray
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4 years ago

I think people are missing the point--that becoming a photographer taught this person there is beauty to be found everywhere. All it takes to capture it is a change in perspective, or lighting, or focus..., or some combination of these. This isn't an article suggesting that a photographer will take the exact same photo better, but rather that a photographer knows what changes need to be made to capture an emotion with an image.

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Rebekah
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4 years ago

Lovely.

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Maylson Martinez Lopez
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4 years ago

He keeps adding the same warm level in all these photos :/

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Eduardo Magueta
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4 years ago

The editing has a lot to do with it, but you can notice some improvement on the way the camera is now positioned according to subject and light source, so the person would definitely have better results even if no editing was done to the photos.

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Evie Heaven
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4 years ago

angle,distance, lens, light.

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