This is Doug.
Doug, how'd you get started in photography?
I first started by doing short comedy videos in high school with one of my friends and I decided to go into photography in college.
I learned how to manually develop pictures (via the darkroom) and moved up to learning how to use photo editing softwares.
If I had a choice, I would still do the old school way of developing photos because you can’t recreate or tweak these colors since they're so natural.
I started taking photography and film seriously around 2014-2015.
I was doing shots for a friend of mine who's a musician/artist.
Now, I’m going to album release parties and doing different events.
How has your journey been so far (simple? difficult?)
I wouldn’t say difficult; but highly challenging and time-consuming.
It's about as challenging as writing a script.
I have about 6 or 7 scripts I’ve written and it took a lot of time to at least finish them and wrap the story up.
One thing that happens is I'll unconsciously use my temporary suspension of disbelief and it makes me more critical of my script.
I forget that’s one of the most crucial elements in writing.
How would you describe your style when it comes to your photography?
My style is in between vibrant colors and dark grunge-type street photography.
A lot of my photos are shot in manual mode so I can tweak the lighting and the colors without distorting them.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
I'm planning a Coffee Table photo book that consists of other photographers and I who will be assisting me in this book.
I’m also planning on shooting a couple of skits when the pandemic is over.
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