Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Photography Interview

What did you do before photography ? Teaching - hang on - still teaching! All be it one day a week!

Did you start off doing photography, then gave up and why ? Nope - would never give it up.

Why did you want to be a photographer ? Because I love doing it. I am obsessive about documenting my son's journey in life and love that I can help other people do it too.

How have you progressed over the years ? Rather quickly! Seemed to have been able to understand a lot very quickly and am always googling to learn more!

Is being a photographer your dream job ? YES

Have you been successful ? So's getting there!

What photography do you specialize in (Or your favourite thing to shoot) ? Children

Who is/are other photographers you admire ? Pretty much any child portraiture specialist - I know how hard it is chasing the little cherubs around!

What were you charging when you first started ? Nothing

What are you charging now ? More than nothing but not enough. Need to increase my prices.

What do you find is the hardest technical thing about photography? Lighting and all of the challenges it brings. Especially being a preferred natural light photographer.

What do you find is the easiest ? Composition

What's your least/most favourite thing about photography ? Running around outdoors doing portrait shoots in the HEAT of summer. Not fun.

Are you Nikon/Canon/Etc.. and why, and, if you've switched brands in the past, why so ? Canon. Just because that's the way I went at the beginning and have been happy ever since!

Where did you learn about photography ? The internet. A priceless resource.

Do you think you have your own style of photography, if so, what is it about your photos that stand out ? Creative - Candid- Natural - that's what I try to be!

What do you think makes a good photographer ? Patience and a love for it.

What was your worst client experience ? Havn't had a bad one yet! Touch wood.

What was your best client experience ? Each experience brings something different to the table that I have enjoyed.

What goes through your head right before you snap a picture ? Waiting for the focus points to light up - and GOT IT.

How do you handle family/friends asking for discounts (If applicable) ? Family is free.

How do you think that you can improve ? Everything! There's always room for growth!

Do you think you'll be doing photography for the rest of your working life (if applicable) ? Here's hoping!

If you had to pick one photo to look at for the rest of your life, what would it be ?
The picture of myself and my husband with our newborn son Connor. I didn't take it - but it's the most momentous occasion in my life to date.

What is your best photo ? I dunno. One of a little boy holding his very pregnant mum's tummy in black and white. And one of a big sister kissing her baby sister whilst sleeping.

What do you think you need help with ? Time management!!!
My gear:
Canon 5DII, Canon 50D , 80-200mm L 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 17-24mm L 4.5

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