BLOG + VLOG of AUTUMN THEODORE PHOTOGRAPHY
Enjoy her interview!
Angela, how long have you been a photographer? What kind of work do you do?
I've been full-time since 2012. I photograph mostly weddings and portraits with a limited selection of small women-owned businesses.
What is your favorite thing to photograph? Why?
My favorite thing to photograph is people. I know that's vague but what I love is learning about a person or a couple and see what makes them...them! And then find a way to photograph them in a way that they recognize their best selves!
When was the last time you felt frustrated about your work as a photographer? How did get get past it?
I feel frustrated often, I think it's part of being a creative person. If I'm not shooting who and what I want, then I plan a shoot or project to get me back on track to what I love!
Do you have a muse? (This can be a person, a city, an Instagram account, anything!)
I don't look to one person in particular. Each client becomes my muse and I use something they say - it lets me know what makes them feel alive and whole and build off of it to create their session.
What's something you haven't yet learned how to do yet (in photography), but want to learn soon?
I have dabbled in video but I want to do more - not to become a full-time videographer, but be more confident and competent at filming video and audio.
You may or may not notice, but when I use photos of me on my website, they are often photos by Angela. :) Feel free to check out more of her work too!
Etiquette changes often with regard to how society and culture change - especially with regard to technology. So let's consider positives and negatives associated with when we email.
Wait...why do some photographers need to work late? Let me tell you - because daylight can make it difficult for me to edit photos. Editing photos at night means I get a more accurate look at the brightness, color, etc.
Let's consider what we think of early risers vs. night owls...and then stop thinking about it. It doesn't matter what time others email. They work when they work, and needed to reach out to you for feedback, to ask a question, to schedule a meeting, or to just say hi. It's so silly to think that time matters.
(But don't call or text in the middle of the night since noise may wake someone up...rude!)
I would be totally lost (and unsuccessful) if I didn't...
One of my most click-on blog posts of 2017 was about the 21 tools I use to run my business - read it if organization is on your to-do list for 2018. If you need even more help with organization, feel free to email me. :)
Happy Friday + Happy New Year!
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