Yesterdays outfit post with all the amazing pictures were all taken by my friend Adriana Maya:
Adriana is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in photography and has used her creativity beyond class assignments!
I’ve shot for a lot of restaurants
and jewelry places recently. Like Butterfields, Brat Haus, and Gilbert Ortega. But I really love to shoot with people. People fascinate me and you can really enjoy talking and getting to know people when you shoot with them.
Question #1: What would be some tips for new photographers out there?
Adriana’s Answer: Tips for new photographers is to learn how you use your camera on manual mode! Play with your settings and read all you can about your camera! There’s a good chance it can do a lot more then your automatic settings allow you to do!
– Adriana shows all the great things you can capture with this tip in some of her work below!
Question #2: What is a major element you look for in your photography?
One major element I look for in shooting is light. Without light there is no photograph. At ASU they teach you to be a “light freak” which means really understand light and how it will look on your subject.
– During my photoshoot, Adriana showed how much she cared about good lighting. She would find the perfect spots, and embrace it! She was Very creative with her lighting and was always looking for a new ‘perfect spot.’
Question #3: What piece are you most proud of?
My proudest work is whatever I’ll create next! Right now I’m really focused on learning and getting better and better. I know the only way to get better is to shoot a lot and I’m trying to do that as much as I can!
BE SURE TO FOLLOW ADRIANA MAYA on INSTAGRAM: @adrianawiththecamera – that way you wont miss any of her newest pictures!