my photography journey | justine knight

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational ‘my photography journey’ here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Justine Knight!

my photography journey | justine knight

I am going to be completely honest; I am really only at the beginning of my photography journey! Every week I discover more and more that I need to learn, try and master. Actually, this is one of the reasons why I love photography – it is hopefully a never ending journey!

I have always taken photos; I have so many snapshots of friends, family and my many travels. It wasn’t until the Fall of 2011 when a good friend and I took an online course on taking better photos of your children that it started to become an obsession!

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

In January 2012, I joined the Clickin Moms photography forum and this only fueled my desire to be a much better photographer. After completing Lynne Rigby‘s fabulous workshops, Shooting 101: The Best Darn Beginner Course Ever and Shooting 201: Beyond the Basics, I became interested in expanding my subject matter away from my children and started taking more photographs of the amazing city in which I lived, New York City.

my photography journey | justine knight photo

In June 2012, I enrolled in an in-person workshop at the International Center of Photography that focused on street photography. I loved it! I love the challenge of creating an interesting image out of uncontrollable and sometimes mundane subjects. It’s really hard! I also loved going out on my own and developing a photographic point of view that was not defined by my children. It further introduced me to a whole world of new photographers and styles.

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

Using street photography as a foundation, I then started integrating more of my girls into these types of shots.

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

I signed on for Sarah Wilkerson‘s Shooting 301: Elements of Design workshop in the Fall of 2012 and it was here that I really began to understand my strengths as a photographer. It was during this course that I was accepted to CMPro, something that I am proud of and worked hard for.

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

My two girls will always be the driver of my photography and I do love taking photos of them even if they are not so keen to be on the other side of the camera!

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

One of my latest projects is the world of film. I am really enjoying the challenge, the suspense and the qualities of black and white film. I have so much to learn! Luckily there is so much fantastic work to be inspired by and aspire to!

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

my photography journey | justine knight photo

My other project is to start to take on family sessions. I have really received such a huge amount of satisfaction from creating images for families that highlight their connection and then end up on their walls. I am also hoping to integrate my love of street photography into sessions for those families who also love the city the way I do.

my photography journey | justine knight photo

I am excited that my journey is only just beginning! My journey would not be where it is without the amazing support network I have with a group of fabulous photographers, and my friends and family who love all of my work (the good and the bad!).

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Justine Knight is a passionate Australian living in New York with her husband and two gorgeous girls. She loves to photograph both her girls and the city in which she lives. Justine shoots with a Nikon D90 and loves her collection of prime lenses.

 

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21 Responses to “my photography journey | justine knight”

  1. Jennifer
    May 22 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    What an amazing journey in a little over a year. Beautiful work, Justine!

  2. May 22 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    thanks for sharing! i enjoy your street work!

  3. May 22 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    thanks for sharing Justine. You have an amazing eye!

  4. May 22 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Lovely journey, Justine! That beach image of the mom with the camera is one of my all time favorites!!

  5. May 22 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Beautiful Justine! So happy to see you on the blog! I will always be completely captivated by the colorful oof New York City capture. I hope you put this beauty on canvas!!

  6. Meredith R.
    May 22 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Street photography is so hard–but I bet it’s even more satisfying when you get that one shot that makes your heart sing. My favorites hear are #s 8, 10 and 12.

  7. Jennifer Tait
    May 22 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Beautiful!

  8. Julie Kiernan
    May 22 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I loved reading this and following your journey! You are an inspiration.

  9. May 23 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Such a stunning portfolio! Your black and white work is downright amazing, and your girls are absolutely beautiful! Keep up the great work!

  10. May 23 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Digging the crosswalk photo especially.

  11. Anne Manning
    May 23 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Gorgeous work!

  12. May 23 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I love your beautiful work. You have such great perspective and transition so effortlessly from urban to beach.

  13. Adele Humphries
    May 23 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I adore you and your work Justine! Your images are stunning and i love your compositions and creativity!

  14. Lynnelle Mclane
    May 23 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Amazing Justine! You are a great photographer. You should be so proud, I know I am.

  15. May 24 2013 at 12:52 am #

    Justine, I loved reading about your journey. Your work is breathtaking and I am such a fan!!

  16. Julie Somerville
    May 25 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I just love street photography – it is one of my goals to learn it. I am an ultra newbie and at this stage working on landscapes and nature. Would love to see a cm street photography workshop. I love love love the one of your little girl looking in the shop window.

  17. Kathleen Collins
    May 25 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    I love your work! You are such an inspiration!

  18. Pam
    May 26 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Fantastic!! Family photography on the streets of NYC is a wonderful idea.

  19. Jun 01 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Justine, I really adore your work, it’s so inspiring. Your street photography as well as Stacey’s have encouraged me trying it myself fairly recently, and I have to say I really like it. It’s very freeing because of the hazard part of it. I love the idea of not being completely in control and having to adjust to the environment. Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey with us!

  20. Jennifer B
    Jun 09 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous work!

  21. Jessica Reischel
    Jun 18 2013 at 10:31 am #

    gorgeous work justine!!

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