I first picked up a DSLR in early 2010 and the journey has been pretty interesting since then. Looking back it’s ludicrous how far I’ve come. I would have never thought that this would become a passion of mine. This started on a random Sunday afternoon when my friend brought his 40D with a 50mm 1.4 over and let me take a stab at it. I had no clue as to how to use a camera yet alone a professional quality camera. This is my favorite picture from that day.
At this point I didn’t want to give back the camera. When I started college I told myself that I would go off and take at least one digital photography class. This happened my sophomore year of college. My father bought me a 60D kit from Costco that came with an 18-135mm f3.5-5.6. I couldn’t put this down. I went through SD cards almost instantaneously. I then went off to take this photography class. My parents gave me a 50mm 1.4 for christmas and I fell in love with it as well. I took several pictures for my photography class.
It wasn’t until I was given creative freedom that I was really able to do my own thing and venture off into the world of photography. My friends and I would randomly go into parks and walk trails by our homes to take portraits. This is what we would come out with.
These adventure continue to this day. I didn’t take this very seriously until I was contacted by a wedding cinematography company named CakeFlix. They asked me to shoot a wedding with them in downtown Los Angeles. This started my love for video along with photography. I began to shoot weddings all over southern California, parts of the bay area, and weddings in Las Vegas.
Since then I become infatuated with this art form. I take my camera everywhere I go. This brings me to why I started Kaptur Studios. There is nothing quite like knowing that you’ve captured a special moment for a couple, family, or even a single person. I specialize in wedding cinematography/photography and in any form of portrait. I do not limit myself to these genres though. Everyday I read articles and watch tutorials about this art form to expand my knowledge. I’ll be posting on here frequently so stay tuned for updates!