Watch the video below for an introduction to this post and to find out why I’m featuring April for Follow Friday:
Mini Interview: April discusses the inspiration for her photography, tools that have helped her develop as a self-taught photographer, and the biggest mistake that she sees creative entrepreneurs make with their product photos.
1. What inspires your style of photography?
I’m inspired by light and by details. Especially light and details together! I love capturing the little things, the things that are often overlooked, that make life beautiful.
2. I know that you’re self-taught and actually got your degree in psychology. What tools were instrumental in helping you learn about photography? Any books, websites, or photographers?
Flickr has to be the number one tool that helped me develop my style and learn about photography. It is such a fabulous resource! Not only can you get inspired by other awesome photographers, but its a wonderful community of helpful people as well. There are a ton of groups that you can submit your photos for critiques and there are groups that host weekly or monthly challenges too to help stretch your creativity and skills.
One my favorite websites for beginners is :
3. What is the biggest mistake that you see creative entrepreneurs make when they photograph their products? And, how can they fix it?
The biggest mistake I see creative entrepreneurs make when they photograph their products is putting terrible photos up (and leaving them!) without taking the time to learn how to use their camera. Good product photography takes work! The best way to fix this is to take the time to learn how to use your camera (for example, how to adjust the white balance, or where the macro setting is, etc) and also learn how to light the product without using the camera’s on board flash!