My name is Carl Hadi; I'm a photographer based in South Yorkshire.
I have been taking photographs for approximately five years and have been working with models for two years.
I enjoy working with people; there are so many creatives out there. I love bouncing ideas around with others and getting to know what they want out of a shoot. Taking the time to discuss a clients requirements is important and helps build a rapport.
I like to be as creative as possible and will always think outside the box.
Photography has become a big part of my life, and I hope one day to have my studio! Which will also be a tattoo parlour - a joint business venture that my partner and I are planning!
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Carl. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm a self-taught photographer. It's important to me that my client has fun when we are shooting, and I will always give my very best on each shoot! Let's get creative!
Carl, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I'm very much a people person. People are my passion. I want to make people happy and inspire them through my photography. I started a photographer because I wanted an I can continue with in my later years. I've always liked people and wanted to give something back.
Who is your inspiration in life Carl? How do you keep inspired?
My partner is my hero and my biggest inspiration. She is very creative and helps bring out the creativity within me. We have worked together many times, and it's always a blast!
We all make mistakes Carl, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Such a time hasn't arrived yet, thankfully.
Carl , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I always aim to deliver the very best service to all my clients. I'm comfortable enough to admit if I'm behind with editing and I always keep my clients up to date with progress. I prioritise by always giving accurate estimates for the finished photos. Under promise, over deliver. That way, should an emergency arise, I've allowed enough time to still deliver on time.
Please tell us, Carl, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
We've all had tricky clients in the past; it's all about how to handle them. Providing your up front and honest, there won't be an issue. However, sometimes you have to be tricky.
Carl, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I will always provide feedback throughout each of my shoots. I can give direction and will always listen to what my client is saying. I find by demonstrating and helping my clients visualise a shot; it helps me bring them round to my way of thinking.
Carl, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment has been being published right here on Model Citizen. I'm already published elsewhere, but this means so much! Thank you!
Carl, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I like to think outside of the box and be as creative as possible. I take inspiration from everywhere! I like to props in my shoots which allow extra creativity. One shoot I did involve a small axe, fake blood and a wolf mask!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Practice. Shoot as much as possible. Whenever you get a chance, shoot! Not every shot will work, but you'll soon find what does work for you. It's a journey, enjoy it! There are no wrong turns.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I love to work with alternative models. I love to be creative. Let's create awesome images together!
Photographer: Carl Hadi @head_full_of_photos
Pennie Louise Broad - @little_lolita85