Life Through The Lens
We recently interviewed over 20 leading photographers from different industries, with various levels of expertise, on how they acquired their success. They provided great insights on how to get started, the tools they use and tips to
becoming a better photographer.
Types of photography
- "Shoot anyone and everyone that you know: in the best and worst light that you can find" - Lynn Michelle.
- "Persistence and dedication are two essential attributes that any photographer needs when starting off" - Adam Jacobs.
- "A photoblog is an excellent medium enabling a photographer to obtain feedback" - Robert Kruh.
- "Be open to shooting all types of photography. Commercial, portraits, landscape - you never know you may love the most until you have tried them" - Brandon Kidd.
- "For those starting out in photography, Facebook is a great way to find others willing to help build your portfolio" - Kyle Berg.
- "If you are motivated & inspired enough you will find the time, places and people with which to generate a portfolio specific to what you want/love to do" - Matt Powell.
- "Get to know equipment you have and make certain you're comfortable with it" - Sean McKendall.
Most used software
- Lightroom. Lightroom is designed to assist Photoshop users in managing thousands of digital images and doing post production work.
- Photoshop. Photoshop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other types of new media. These numbers represent the amount of time spent in each program: 1) Lightroom - 90%; 2) Photoshop - 10%.
Occasional use: 1) Bridge; 2) Aperture.
Types of cameras
- 95% use Canon & Nikon. Number of users - 50/50. The number of Canon and Nikon is equal. It's a matter of preference.
- 5% use Mamiya & Hasselblad. Hasselblad cameras can exceed the price of a new vehicle.
Digital vs. film
- How many have ever used film? - 72%.
- How many still use film? - 5%.
- "While film is fantastic, I don't miss trying to time changing/loading and reloading rolls of film with events at a wedding" - Corey Ann.
- "I shoot 100% digital, and I can't imagine going back to film. I shot film for years back in the 80's" - Scott kelby.
- "I love digital photography and I would rather never willingly go back to film. I was never a great fan of the darkroom" - Gary Cosby Jr.
- "The one main reason people should learns on film is so that they have to really learn how to use their camera" - Kerry Garrison.
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Special thanks to the following Photographers whom participated in the interview that made this infographic possible: Adam Jacobs; Brandon Kidd; Chris Marquardt; gary Cosby Jr.; Harry Kikstra; hendra Lauw; Ibarionex Perello;
Jeff Revell; John Keatley; Kerry Garrison; Kyle Berg; Lynn Michelle; Mark Rebilas; Matt Powell; Michael Clark; Mike Cavaroc; Robert Kruh; Scott Wyden; Sean McKendall; Yanik Chauvin.