I find that my keen interest in photography is something extraordinary. Coming up with new and artistic ways to catch a moment and turn it into something unbelievable. I was born for this.
Carlin, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My goal in photography isn't to take a picture as much as it is to tell a story. Leaving something to resonate with an audience. I started taking pictures once I looked at all the things surrounding me and how beautiful these things are.
Who is your inspiration in life Carlin? How do you keep inspired?
Everyday people. The looks on everyone's faces when they see how amazing they look after the pictures are done is something to keep me pushing and going along really.
We all make mistakes Carlin; 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.
There was a time I was unable to get ahold of a client, and she was waiting for me at a specific location. Once I had finally gotten ahold of her, it was already too late. If I had planned more accordingly and took out the proper precautions ahead of time, things might've worked out differently.
Carlin, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
As professional as possible. Making sure that each client's needs are met and handling the situation as quickly and as diligently as possible.
Please tell us, Carlin, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
When travelling from state to state, you have to make sure that all questions and concerns are answered. There have been times where I've had to constantly keep in contact with a client from another state to make sure that he/she are on the same page as me. It was a bit tedious but needed when planning.
Carlin, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I feel as though the best way to get your point across is to tend to the person logic. To get them to see what you mean and it meets what they mean grabs their attention and pulls them in.
Carlin, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Purchasing new equipment. Getting ready to do the next shoot with that brand new lens, camera, or remote you've been reading about is always something to look forward to. It's something that would bring a smile to any photographers face.
Carlin, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
There was a shoot that I was booked for where I was told to shoot a series of exotic dancers. Not what I was used in the slightest but all the more reason to look forward to it. I was told to be as creative as I wanted and it tested my creative eye to see where I was artistical.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Keep shooting. There will be times where you feel like there's nothing there or a certain setting lacks aesthetic but that's just because you haven't developed that eye. Test yourself and get uncomfortable with new shots. Don't stop.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! Collaborations are always something that excites me. I'm looking for new creatives, fashion trends, any and all collaborations.
Photographer: Carlin Watford@Don.canon