Getting it Right in Camera
There is a time and place for heavy, creative edits but for my day-to-day documentary photos, I like to keep it simple; as you don’t have to sacrifice beautiful edits in the name of simplicity. Creating amazing art really can be quick and minimal and that starts by ‘getting it right in camera’. I’m going to start by talking about the importance of always getting your images right as you shoot to avoid excess editing. Next, I’ll talk about the things I look for when I shoot and some elements that I think make a great image. Finally, I’ll finish up with the concept of minimalistic editing and how to achieve the look you want while letting the picture tell the story.
Kate Oman is a hobbyist photographer located in San Antonio, TX with her husband and daughter. She first fell in love with photography after getting a camera as a Christmas present. Once her daughter was born she dove head first into photography determined to capture every moment of her daughter’s life. She loves to travel and document their family adventures across the country. She strives for authenticity and true emotion in her images and is drawn to dark tones, light and movement. Kate’s work has been featured on many pages such as Beyond the Wanderlust, Dear Photographer, and Light Inspired to name a few. She was also a 2x top 100 finalist in Shoot and Share contest in 2016.