Portraits are really cool.
Recently, I've been really into shooting portraits. In fact, this past week, I went to SF with a few friends and I had the opportunity to shoot a few. Soooooo, I thought I'd like to share some of the photos and inspiration here :-)
To be honest, I used to dislike portraits because I felt that they were a little too staged. At that time, I mainly shot candids and non-human objects/places, so I wasn't used to the idea of staging photos . But after watching a few videos and seeing a lot of great work on VSCO, I decided to give it a try. What really turned me was the power that portraits have- they tell stories in a visual form. One's portrait can say a lot about them, and I would love to be a part of that storytelling process.
The video that changed me -
10 of my favorite portraits - found via VSCO
Here are some of the portraits I shot in SF -
Hi! It's been such a long time since my first post, that now it's already summer! So what am I planning to do this summer, you ask? Well,,,,
1. TOMORROW I will be traveling to Costa Rica with my symphony orchestra! As you probably know, any opportunity to travel means an opportunity to take a lot of photos (can't wait!)
2. In two weeks, I will be heading to Stanford University for High School Summer College, which means I will be living up north for the rest of summer! I know it's going to be pretty different from SoCal, nevertheless, I'm really looking forward to it.
3. Cool VSCO things... stay tuned.
SO YEAH even though I have A TON of school work to do this summer (ahhhhh AP English reading + SAT Prep + Stanford work), I am going to try my best to keep creating! I definitely want to improve in my photography, videography, and design by the end of this summer.
I have no idea how many people read my blog, but....
have an artful summer!
P.S. Check out the link below to see my work on The Cut!
Hi! I'm Ella. I've had this website for almost a year now, and I feel that now is a good time to begin my blog! I'm not quite sure how to blog or what to blog about, but I can assure you my posts will be fascinating! In the meantime, you can view my work on this website or on some social media platforms: