Photography Career tree

the careers I am most interested in when I look at the photography career tree is video editor and graphic designer. the responsibilities of a video editor are simple really. you manipulate and edit film obviously, and to review a shooting script and raw footage to create a shot list based on the value of scenes and contribution to continuity. whilst the graphic designers’ responsibilities are to make conceptualizing visuals based on requirements, testing graphics across various media, and to create images and layouts by hand or software. the salary for a video editor is usually 3,256 per month. whilst the salary for a graphics designer is 3,230 a month. so, the yearly of these is kind of the bare minimum. the education required for a video editor are a BS degree in film studies and cinematography. while for graphic designer are a degree in design, fine arts, or any related field. so, you do need to get a good job on the field since art is a big subject.


Camera modes.

now when you first have a camera. you’re going to be very confused, especially of the different modes it has. I am going to be talking about those modes and give a quick explanation, so let’s begin shall we.


Auto mode- automatic mode is simple. cause it just does the stuff automatically. so, you can take nice pictures without the worry.

portrait mode- this mode selects a large aperture to help keep your background out of focus. this mode honestly works best if you’re only doing one subject, hence, a portrait.


macro mode- this mode lets you take a close up of your subject. Works best if your just taking pictures of small things like flowers and bugs. some issues come with depth of field while using macro mode though.


landscape mode. I wonder what landscape means. the exact opposite of portrait mode. were instead of being closer and for one subject. this mode is for land and scenery. gives a large depth of field and lower shutter speed.


sports mode- this is made for photographing fast moving objects. mostly used for sports, hence the name.


night mode- for this mode, it bests works with, you guessed it, in the night. it blurs the background. honestly great for parties and disco floors and whatnot, just colored lights in general.


movie mode- this mode changes from capturing still images to capturing ones that looks like a movie. this is best used when you’re capturing a perfect subject that can’t be still.

AV mode- this automatically chooses your aperture and ensures the best exposure. best used if trying to control a depth of field.


shutter priority mode- similar to aperture, it automatically chooses your shutter speed. best used if for taking frozen like pictures


program mode- available in some cameras, it gives you mor control over white balance and ISO.


manual mode- as I like to call it, the man mode, because you got to be a man if you want to set everything manually.


that is all you need to know about camera modes.

Nat Geo covers

Most influential photographs of all time

The Situation Room, Pete Souza, 2011 Official White House photographers document Presidents at play and at work, on the phone with world leaders and presiding over oval Office meetings. But sometimes the unique access allows them to capture watershed moments that become our collective memory. On May 1, 2011, Pete Souza was inside the Situation Room as U.S. forces raided Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound and killed the terrorist leader. Yet Souza’s picture includes neither the raid nor bin Laden. Instead, he captured those watching the secret operation in real time. President Barack Obama made the decision to launch the attack, but like everyone else in the room, he is a mere spectator to its execution. He stares, brow furrowed, at the raid unfolding on monitors. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton covers her mouth, waiting to see its outcome. In a national address that evening from the White House, Obama announced that bin Laden had been killed. Photographs of the dead body have never been released, leaving Souza’s photo and the tension it captured as the only public image of the moment the war on terror notched its most important victory.                                                                                                                                                  I chose this picture because it was the day America got revenge on a devastating attack, 10 years later.

D-Day, Robert Capa, 1944 It was the invasion to save civilization, and LIFE’s Robert Capa was there, the only still photographer to wade with the 34,250 troops onto Omaha Beach during the D-Day landing. His photographs—infused with jarring movement from the center of that brutal assault—gave the public an American soldier’s view of the dangers of war. The soldier in this case was Private First-Class Huston Riley, who after the Nazis shelled his landing craft jumped into water so deep that he had to walk along the bottom until he could hold his breath no more. When he activated his Navy M-26 belt life preservers and floated to the surface, Riley became a target for the guns and artillery shells mowing down his comrades. Struck several times, the 22-year-old soldier took about half an hour to reach the Normandy shore. Capa took this photo of him in the surf and then with the assistance of a sergeant helped Riley, who later recalled thinking, “What the hell is this guy doing here? I can’t believe it. Here’s a cameraman on the shore.” Capa spent an hour and a half under fire as men around him died. A courier then transported his four rolls of film to LIFE’s London offices, and the magazine’s general manager stopped the presses to get them into the June 19 issue. Most of the film, though, showed no images after processing, and only some frames survived. The remaining images have a grainy, blurry look that gives them the frenetic feel of action, a quality that has come to define our collective memory of that epic clash.                                   I decided to choose this picture to show how stressful and painful war really is, and D-Day signifies that well.


Leap Into Freedom, Peter Leibing, 1961 Following World War II, the conquering Allied governments carved Berlin into four occupation zones. Yet each part was not equal, and from 1949 to 1961 some 2.5 million East Germans fled the Soviet section in search of freedom. To stop the flow, East German leader Walter Ulbricht had a barbed-wire-and-cinder-block barrier thrown up in early August 1961. A few days later, Associated Press photographer Peter ­Leibing was tipped off that a defection might happen. He and other cameramen gathered and watched as a West Berlin crowd enticed 19-year-old border guard Hans Conrad Schumann, yelling to him, “Come on over!” Schumann, who later said he did not want to “live enclosed,” suddenly ran for the barricade. As he cleared the sharp wires, he dropped his rifle and was whisked away. Sent out across the AP wire, Leibing’s photo ran on front pages across the world. It made Schumann, reportedly the first known East German soldier to flee, into a poster child for those yearning to be free, while lending urgency to East Germany’s push for a more permanent Berlin Wall. Schumann was sadly haunted by the weight of it all. While he quietly lived in the West, he could not grapple with his unintended stature as a symbol of freedom, and he committed suicide in 1998.                                                                                                                                                          I chose this image because it showed that when divided, some will search for freedom and turn to the other side. even for those who serve on those sides will switch for freedom.


Travel Poster

now you may be wondering, “why Denmark there’s like 100 better places to go to.” we’ll let me say this first, it’s a beautiful place. hell, all of Denmark is a beautiful place. it has good culture as well, I also wanted to visit one of the Scandinavian countries. This place looks cool as well. so that’s my explanation on why I chose Denmark.


these were all edited in lightroom, now you may wonder, why not photoshop? you see lightroom offers raw and simple editing, whilst photoshop is a bit complicated. another thing that lightroom offers is the fact you can edit multiple pictures and organize them, unlike Photoshop’s boring way of editing individually.  the third and final thing lightroom offers is that it focuses mainly on lighting, contrast, and overall making the image look better, wowie I wonder why it’s called lightroom.

digital collage all about me

this image shows you all about me. yea it’s mostly just 2 things I really like I really am that boring. Starting with football, or what you guys like to call it, soccer. it’s the best sport in history if I have to be honest. ballsy statement too due t0 how corrupt it is. it has many famous players like Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. Now there is a battle to see which one is better. now personally. I believe that Messi is better, but it is not because he won the world cup. it’s because of how big of an impact he made in the football world. his skills and talent are great. the little boy from Rosario Argentina, Messi on a billion backs. to be one of the greatest of all time. sure, Ronaldo is better in some spaces, but Messi is better at inspiring players. the next big thing about me is transformers. now I know liking something based on toys is a little childish I know. but how they made the characters, and their personalities are kind of cool, well for most of them because most of them are just war criminals but still. the way they act sometimes inspires me, especially Optimus prime, who in my opinion is the definition of leadership, and one of the best heroes in fiction. now the stuff in the middle are the little things I like. Xbox, the flag of Mexico because I’m Hispanic, the game called No man’s sky because it’s a beautiful game. the show impractical jokers because it’s really funny, and 2 movies, 1917 and the pianist. because they show what war is really like and have beautiful shots in the movie in certain parts.  so yeah, that is all about me. really dull right? but it’s still enough stuff to be semi unique. 

Depth of field explained

what is depth of field?

to basically put it, depth of field is a zone in which the main focus point is sharp and really focused. Now the camera can focus sharply at only one point, although the transition from sharp to unsharp is gradual. the two pictures I took is what I believe to be examples of depth of field, both shallow and good. starting with the shallow picture, you can clearly see the leafs, while the background is blurry, you can see the leaf very good while the background looks, well. shallow. the other picture I posted is good depth of field, with everything in the background being very visible and not blurry. depth of field of field is ways to understand and learn the differences of shallow and good. if you pay attention of course.


shallow- 135.00 mm, 1/600 sec; f/5.6 ISO 400

my guess for this picture that shows shallow depth of field: 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO, 50


good- 35.00mm, 1/2000 sec; f/5.6, ISO 400

my guess for this picture that shows good depth of field: 1/60 sec. f/8, ISO, 50