Adam Dillon

Tell us a little bit about yourself

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.

How did you get into photography?

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.

How would you describe your shooting style?

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.

What is your go to shooting gear?

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.

What is your post production workflow?

Right now I begin in Capture 1 and then go to PS for retouching and final adjustments.

What is trending in photography right now? And what is the most unnecessary trend in the world of photography?

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.

What is the biggest mistake which a photographer can do?

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.

What do you want with your photography to achieve?

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.


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Adam Dillon

Adam Dillon is a Photographer from the USA.