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Created Local – Young Photographer Wes Baker

Created Local – Young Photographer Wes Baker

Wes Baker

YOUNG PORTSMOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURING EASTNEY

Wes has been spending the last two weeks with us undertaking work experience in photography, film, graphic design and also in the Strong Island store. We’re always stoked to work with young creative talent and we wanted to share Wes’ photos from Eastney and find out what he likes about photography.

Hi Wes, what’s your background?

I’m Wes Baker, age 14 from Baffins, Portsmouth studying GCSE graphic design and media at Admiral Lord Nelson School, with an strong interest in photography.

What is it about photography that you like?

I enjoy photography for the reasons that, you can distort images using focus and the depth of field making you in control of what the viewer sees, meaning a lot can be up to imagination. I like how you can focus on a single object or multiple to contrast from backgrounds, therefore enhancing the objects beauty and intrigue. My favourite technique with photography is controlling light exposure, meaning you can let in or keep out as much light as you choose to create either extravagant streaks of moving light or the darkening of shadows.

My favourite technique with photography is controlling light exposure, meaning you can let in or keep out as much light as you choose to create either extravagant streaks of moving light or the darkening of shadows

Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker

…I found many interesting objects that protruded from the shore…

What’s the story behind these photographs?

I recently visited Eastney and Langstone Harbour to experiment with my new camera and its capabilities. On this visit I found many interesting objects that protruded from the shore, that made for interesting photographs, as well as buildings and boats, etc. The evening sky made these objects stand out further, creating silhouettes of the buildings.

Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker

What got you in to photography?

I purchased a camera to film me and my friends skateboarding. However a camera opens the door to all kinds of photography, meaning I had more opportunities and subjects to photograph than just skateboarding. I have a Nikon D3300 which is a good enough starting DSLR for anyone.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to go on to study a photography course in college as I would like to know more about the possibilities surrounding photography, cameras and the most effective ways to use them.

…a camera opens the door to all kinds of photography, meaning I had more opportunities and subjects to photograph than just skateboarding.

Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker
Wes Baker

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