I'm a lifestyle fashion photographer from San Francisco and my passion for photography started a few years back while in school and I've been hooked ever since.
I really got into Photoshop in the beginning and went deeply into that area of work. Eventually it led to picking up a camera and photographing a lot of local bands. I knew I wanted to do something with people so I started shooting more of my own personal work and eventually worked for a SF Startup called WANTFUL which really got my foot in the door. And I've now been full time for about a year now.
Myy style is very moment based. My goal is to show the beauty in life, whether that be love or the happiness we feel, but with a commercial and fashion look it it.
My go to gear is my canon 5D mark ii and 35L. I also have been grabbing the 70-200 2.8 more and more lately so that's becoming a new favorite.
Right now I begin in Capture 1 and then go to PS for retouching and final adjustments.
The trend I've been seeing lately is everyone shooting quick test shoots, which I'm totally guilty of. I hope that photographers begin to really look at photos with substance and dep that hold a viewer into the story they were trying to capture. It's all about the story.
I think the biggest mistake a photographer can make is when they rely heavily on copying others work. Learning from others is a part of the creative process but I think at a certain point you can become either trapped or split off and begin your own work, which is what needs to happen to grow.
I believe the world is a beautiful place and I really strive to capture the moments that tell those stories that make us feel alive.
This interview was originally published on BehindTheCamera.co.