Arizona Artisans Collective: Tell us a little about what you do and where you show your work.
Ian: My name is Ian Wilkey, I am 22 years young, and currently attend college at The University of Arizona. I am a lover of exploring the less traveled areas of Arizona, preferably by bike. Although bicycle racing and studying plant science takes up a majority of my time, camping, hiking, and taking photography are some of my other favorite things to do.
Arizona has my heart and the endless opportunity for adventure keeps me happy in the Grand Canyon state.
My Arizona landscapes are on Instagram @ iwilbike
My cycling and adventure photos are on Instagram @ iw_shoots
AAC: Tell us about your Photography process: Did you develop your technique thru formal training/experience? Or did it evolve more organically?
Ian: I would say my picture style has changed over the last few years. I haven’t had any sort of training; it’s been more of a learning experience. I’m in no way creating photos on the level of many photographers, but I’m learning things constantly and enjoying it along the way.
AAC: What basic equipment/setup do you use to capture the image?
Ian: All of my photos are taken with a canon Rebel T5 and tripod or Iphone 6.
AAC: What type of post-processing do you typically do?
Ian: I try to limit the amounts of photo enhancement I do, and if I do any I use Instagram.
AAC: What software/tools/apps are your go-to resources?
Ian: To be honest, Instagram is a great editing tool for my needs. I can do about everything I need to and it’s easy to use. I’ve tried getting familiar with Photoshop, but that will take some time. I don’t know if I’m quite there with photo quality yet to justify using Photoshop.
AAC: 2 bits of advice to share with others who are struggling with their photography.
Ian: Take as many photos as possible. The more you take, the more you will learn. Also, don’t be afraid to try things, new things, that may not work.
Thank You, Ian!
Your passion for this beautiful State really shows. And we are so glad that you bring your camera along for the ride!