O meni / About

Živjo,
ime mi je Jernej in sem iz Slovenije. Rad bi napisal da sem fotograf, ampak (še) nisem 🙂 Sem dipl. inž. ladijskega strojništva, zaposlen kot tehnolog.

Zakaj sem se odločil pisati blog? Začelo se je konec novembra 2018, ko sem na instagramu naletel na ta profil: @kaihornung
Na internetu sem videl že 9347930483795 lepih slik, ampak te so mi bile WAAAAW! Kako lahko naredim takšne slike in uredim profil tako kot ga ima Kai? Pojma nimam. Vem pa da mi z veliko učenja in dela lahko uspe. Enkrat 🙂

Iz police sem vzel Canon 1300d (imel sem ga že leto ali dve, pa ga nisem veliko uporabljal. Kasneje o tem.) in v youtub-e vpisal: ‘Photography for beginners’. Čez nekaj dni sem naredil spodnjo fotografijo.

Expano, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Expano, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Stvari so se začele odvijati zelo hitro. Decemberske popoldneve (po službi) sem preživel ob jezerih in rekah, zmrzoval in čakal sončne zahode. Zvečer sem urejal slike, prebral cel www o fotografiji in pogledal vse youtube videoposnetke. Želel sem najboljše fotografije. Takšne kot jih ima Kai. Seveda niso bile takšne kot njegove. So pa bile veliko boljše od tistih, ki sem jih v naredil prej s telefonom. Objave na Instagramu so imele vedno več lajkov, moj profil pa vedno več sledilcev. Waw 🙂

Tako sem nadaljeval, slikal in štel lajke. Vedno več je bilo tudi komentarjev in sporočil. Najprej pohvale, potem pa še vprašanja in prošnje za nasvete:

-kakšen fotoaparat uporabljaš?
-kako si nastavil aparat pri tej fotografiji?
-kateri program uporabljaš za urejanje fotografij?
-kako naj začnem s fotografijo?
-koliko let se ukvarjaš s fotografijo?
-kateri aparat in objektiv naj kupim?

Vsakič ko dobim takšno sporočilo, sem navdušen. Res je poseben občutek, ko je nekomu tvoje delo všeč.

Na vsa vprašanja žal ne morem odgovoriti v nekaj vrsticah. Imam boljšo idejo. V naslednjem prispevku vam bom razložil kako sem v treh mesecih prišel od tega:

Pred DSLR

do tega:

Po DSLR

Uživajte v branju 😉

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Hi,

I am Jernej (pronounced ‘yer-nay’) from Slovenia. I have a BS in marine engineering and I work as an engineering technologist. I would love to say that I’m a photographer but I’m not. Yet. 😊

And now I am starting my blog. Do you want to know why? It all began in November 2018 when I came across this Instagram profile: @kaihornung

Up to then I had seen 9,347,930,483,795 beautiful photos on the Internet, but those … they took my breath away. How can I take such brilliant photos and make my Instagram profile look like Kai’s? Frankly, I have no idea. But with hard work and learning I am sure I can get there. Someday. 😊

I dusted off my Canon 1300d (which I’ve had for about 2 years but honestly used very little – details coming up later) and typed ‘Photography for beginners’ in the YouTube search box. A couple of days later I took this photo:

Expano, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Expano, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

After that, things started to move at great speed.

I spent my afternoons (after work) throughout December 2018 by lakes and rivers, freezing my ass off and waiting for the sundown. At nights I worked on the shots I took and searched the World Wide Web far and wide, reading everything I could find on photography and watching every YouTube video available. I wanted my photos to be the best. Just like Kai’s.

Of course, they were not like his. But they were definitely better than the ones I had taken with my phone. My Instagram posts started getting more likes and I kept getting more followers. Wow! 😊

So I continued, taking photos and counting likes. And I also noticed more comments and messages. First, words of praise, followed by questions and requests for advice.

  • What camera do you use?
  • What settings did you use for this photo?
  • Which photo editing software do you use?
  • How do I start in photography?
  • How long have you been doing photography?
  • Which camera and lens should I buy?

I must say I get pretty excited every time I get such a message. It does feel special when someone appreciates your work.

Unfortunately, I cannot answer all the questions in few brief lines. I have a better idea, though. Wait for my next blog post and I’ll explain how I got from this:

Before DSLR

to this:

After DSLR

in merely three months.

Enjoy reading and stay tuned 😉