my photography journey | justine knight

My Photography Journey by 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 The Best Darn Beginner Course Ever and 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 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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