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Ty Pleas

Ty Pleas



Nothing intrigues me more than art. And when I say that, I mean art of any kind. Music, painting, drawing, tattooing, videography, photography; well, I'm sure I've just driven my point home with that seemingly unnecessary sequence of art forms just now, but art just excites me that much. I am an aspiring photographer who hopes one day to have my own photography studio, as well as travel abroad capturing some of the worlds most interesting individuals and locations. I am not yet the experienced photographer; I am simply an aspiring photographer that's looking to increase my skills as well as generate revenue to fund my ongoing need for equipment. I believe 500px has tons of photographers that I can learn and grow from. Many of which would be people that I probably would never have the pleasure of conversing with otherwise. In order to become a professional photographer, you must study the whole realm of photography. Everything in front of the camera, as well as everything that goes on behind the the camera should be examined; what better site to use for my growth process than a site who pits all of the components together?

The Beginning...

Published September 1st, 2012

On Christmas 2009, I received my first DSLR, a Nikon D60 and I fell in love. I remembering it being so complicated that it wasn't until late January that I even half way figured out how to use it. Between Christmas 2009 and February 2010, I must have watched every Youtube video on aperture, shutter speeds, ISO and whatnot. Towards the end of March 2010, my cousin convinced his friends to commission me to do their album cover for them and they agreed. He never told them that I wasn't a pro, and he never told me that I would be shooting for an album cover. I rose to the occasion and delivered images that pleased the clients. I've never looked back; well only to kick myself for not getting into photography earlier. I've always admired the craft....I just knew there would be so much to learn before I could even be close to making the images that I so often looked through Vogue and gawked at. AND TURNS OUT, I WAS RIGHT!! It's not easy. Most people own cameras, this is true, but most aren't ...

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