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!).

my photography journey | justine knight photoJustin Knight, New York
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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.
my photography journey | justine knight photo

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