Can you talk about a particular image when you said to yourself, “Hey, I might actually be pretty good at this”?
When I was in college I took a photography class. For my final project, I put together a series of images with a reflection theme. I shot them on black-and-white film and developed them myself. They came out well. But more importantly, I remember thinking how awesome photography is. It allows me to express myself in ways words can’t.
What has been the highlight of your time as a photographer when you felt most proud of the hard work you’ve put into developing your craft?
I guess my ego would say the contests I won or seeing my photos published. Really though, my highlights happen almost every time I pick up my camera and go shoot – from taking the photos to processing and sharing them. To put it simply, it’s the act of creating that I’m most proud of.
What are some early mistakes you made that you could offer up as advice for amateur photographers to avoid?
Copy! Steal! Don’t worry about being original. Seek out creatives that are making cool shit and copy them. In his book Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon says, “Don’t just steal the style, steal the thinking behind the style. You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see you like your heroes.” You’ll notice that as you try to copy, you’ll end up transforming your heroes’ styles into your own. Your voice, the thing that you and only you can give, will show through naturally. And, buy Austin’s book.
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