How did you start in photography?
In high school, I took a photography class to count as my art credit. I ended up falling in love with it. Initially, I only did photography during special occasions, such as trips but always wished I did more. Then one day about 4 years ago I was sitting at home and was inspired by the beautiful cinematography in Skyfall (yes a Bond movie). As I was watching, I kept wishing I could go out and take photos like that. Halfway through the movie, I realized that I lived in a city with one of the most diverse set of photography options. I stopped the movie, grabbed my bag and went down to the Brooklyn Bridge in time for Blue Hour. From that point on, I made it a point to get out and shoot a minimum of twice a week (but usually more).
How did you find your groove?
It’s gradually evolved over time. Initially, I started out focusing on Blue Hour cityscapes only. Then I realized that I could do a better job of incorporating other techniques (and times of day) and now I look to incorporate street scenes.
What’s in your camera bag?
I’m a big Canon fan. You’ll always find my Canon 6D and Canon 24-70. If I’m going for something specific, I might also include the Canon 17-40, Canon 70-200, Sigma 35 and occasionally my Canon Speedlight.
Advice for others starting out?
Find whatever inspires you and go out there and practice. Always have a vision of what you want to get, but also be flexible because life rarely goes according to plan.
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