What inspired you most to become a Photographer? Why did you pursue this as a career?
One of my first jobs after graduating HS was working as a photographer in a studio. After graduating college and having my first child, the passion was renewed. Once I began posting images of my child to social media, others began to ask for sessions, and the business built and grew from there.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to pursuing a career in the creative fields?
For me, the biggest obstacle is making sure that I’m always pushing myself to try new things and not being afraid to fail. In the beginning of my career, I tried to shoot what I thought the client would like. I played it safe. I’ve come to learn that my clients will book me because of my vision, style and creativity.
With all the new versions of Photoshop and Lightroom what changes do you personally feel are the most exciting or brilliant?
I’ve only been using Photoshop for about a year and a half, so I’m still discovering daily, the brilliance of such a tool for photographers and artists alike. Whether its simple touch ups or elaborate composites, I feel like the sky is the limit already with these programs.
What Photographers & Photoshop artists do you follow, and why do they stand out from others in your opinion?
I really enjoy the tutorials and lessons of Glyn Dewis, Scott Kelby, Aaron Nace, and Calvin Hollywood. I feel like they really make the learning process easy and enjoyable for various levels of Photoshop users.
What social networks do you like most? Which present good examples of Photoshop & Photography the best?
For business purposes and advertising to clients, I use Facebook. I also like 500px for displaying and finding quality photographers and images.
What is your prediction of the evolution of social networks? How do you think these networks will showcase artists and Photographers better in the future?
I think that with the growing number of professionals using social media for business purposes, that we will see more useful tools and strategies geared toward marketing and advertising.
What predictions do you have for the future of Photoshop and Lightroom?
I think that with such creative tools, the programs will constantly be expanding and evolving.
The possibilities of what Photoshop and Lightroom already can and will do for artists in the future are endless.