I went to college but left because I felt like it wasn’t the right choice for me. I also just recently quit my job because I want to do what makes me happy which is photography. It has always been a passion hiding inside of me. I can see things in many different points of views and perspectives.
I am a local photographer with a year and a half experience. I’m working to get my name out there, whether it's walking down the block to a small business to drop off my business cards, or riding my bike across the city on a bike to drop them off at music studios. I just want my work to get viewed and to reach the people.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Carlos. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
What is unique about me is that I don't like to focus on one genre of photography. I enjoy shooting what I love most which are people, nature, sports, urban areas, food. (Preferably Vegan food). And my services are affordable for the people around my way I don't charge an arm and a leg for my photoshoots.
Carlos, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is entertaining people and making people happy, and through photography, I see how much photos can mean to some people. Maybe its an old picture of a loved one who has passed or maybe using the pictures for business opportunities. I started photography when I finally saved enough money to buy a good camera. It took me my first whole month of work to get it. I felt so happy I had finally gotten my camera I used to travel all over the city taking shots of anything and everything. It became something I naturally grew to. Something I grew to love...
Who is your inspiration in life Carlos? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?
My inspiration is my parents they work so hard to provide for the family. They support me all the way, and I am very grateful for that. I stay inspired as a photographer because I know how many opportunities are out here. I'm not stopping until I make it.
We all make mistakes Carlos; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
My mistake in the past was so blind to the real world I had to learn about myself and find myself. I didn't know what my passion was other than sports, and after highschool, I was stuck because I didn't know what to do. My only regret was thinking that I couldn't make it at the time and thinking I needed to go normal and go to college and get a job like the rest of society. (job meaning something you don't like doing).
Carlos, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I work very well with clients, its always a chill vibe around with lots of laughs. It's always a different experience with every client, and that's what I love.
Please tell us, Carlos, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Work is #1 on my list because I know I need to have the capital to provide for the people in my social life. I have to take advantage of the time now that I am young and have the energy.
Carlos, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
One example was when my cousin had a plan for his music video, and I gave him another suggestion. Which was to do the last verse of the song on the roof top of his old building. After we made it up to the 10th floor, we had to climb up to the top of the roof which was nerve-wracking. But it was the most amazing view, and it was golden hour also, so that made it even better!
Carlos, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest accomplishment as a photographer was when I started to get feedback on my work. I just love to catch someone’s attention for a few seconds while they view my work. That's the best feeling. But my biggest accomplishment would be being published on this blog.
Carlos, 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 remember when I was shooting in a studio and saw a spray bottle and a picture frame, and wanted to catch a rainy window kind of look. I have never tried that before that day but it worked, and it looked very much like a rainy window portrait. It was extremely exciting discovering a new little photography hack.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
Just be patient and invest your energy, time, and money into it if you want to be successful. Don't stop if you had a bad week or month you have to be strong and know that you will overcome anything put in your way to delay your path to success.
Photographer: Carlos Curbelo @_carlosssc