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I have experienced a lot of the world having backpacked, travelled or taught in 26 countries. I love trying new things and have a real passion for life. My main loves are my Photography, dancing and filming. I've now danced for nearly 20 years including modern Jive, Tango & Salsa to a good level and also tried ballet, pole dancing, Pasodoble and Flamenco dancing amongst others
David, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started photography because it was something I shared with my father. Living in a beautiful area of Surrey I quickly got a love of nature and then progressed from there, always wanting to try something new.
Who is your inspiration in life David? How do you keep inspired?
Trying new things, finding other passionate people.
We all make mistakes David; 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.
It is hard when you're starting out knowing what works and it's always really disappointing if the client doesn't like your work. It's important to realise your taste isn't necessarily the same as the client and to work out what it is they are looking for.
David, 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?
I'm also a project manager which means organising people and events is something I've had a lot of practice with.
Please tell us, David, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
The main thing is managing expectations. If you let people know when work can be done and prioritise around what is the most important work to you, this isn't always the most profitable but that which fits your long-term goals.
David, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Models often arrive with preconceived poses which often don't work that well, so it's important to build up a rapport and then bring out the real them.
David, 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?
I recently got to do a personal shoot for the Prince and Princess of Serbia and then also photograph at their wedding.
David, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Ghost photography using a long exposure. It was fun if a bit creepy being in a graveyard at midnight for the shoot.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Find an area you're passionate in and try to be the best in it.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I'm always interested in trying new things, so I'm open to all types of collaboration.
Photographer: David Innes @davidinnesphotography