State / Region
I have my style. A lot of my peers have been telling me that recently I am distinguishing myself from other local photographers in my area. This helps me grow and expand my brand without having to be so similar to what is already being done. I am a very outgoing/easy person. Every client, friend, or family member I have worked with, said that I am really easy to work with which they love about me.
Jared, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
Cars were my first passion. I still love cars, but now with photography, I get to view them from another standpoint. I wanted to be an automotive photographer simply because there is a lot of nice cars in my area. Whether they are exotic, modern, or classics, they all still look great and look even better through the lens.
Who is your inspiration in life Jared? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
I try to shoot as much as I can no matter what. I've learned that you will pick up on things as you go, whether it is learning camera settings, lighting, or even editing. Sometimes I shoot, and when it is time to edit, I may delete everything, but next time I go, I make sure to get something worthy of me being creative with.
We all make mistakes Jared; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I should not have sold my first camera. That camera got me into photography. Although it was an entry-level camera, it was still pretty good and got the job done. I should have kept it and learned the changes from that one to my current one. Though I have a nice amount of experience, you can never have enough, and you will always learn something new.
Jared, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am a big people person. I love to interact with people. Getting to know your client prior/during the shoot is something I try to do almost every time. With that, you know what vibe that person has, which can ultimately lead to you generating ideas that they will love. An ordinary idea may not be suitable for someone who is really over the top, which is why you need to know things about your client prior to the shoot.
Please tell us, Jared, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Well, school is first always. I just landed a photography job at my university which I am extremely excited about. However, I try to mix in photography with my social life, because I have a lot of friends who either are interested in photography/modelling or who loves to hang around during shoots. I think time management is everything, and as long as everything is balanced, you can do everything you need to do.
Jared, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
While working as a valet for a hotel in New Orleans, one of my co-workers stole money out of a hotel guest car and did not think anyone saw him take it, but another co-worker and I did. Together we confronted the guy alone and asked him why did he take it, but he denied the claim. So my co-worker and I brung him into the camera room and showed him on camera searching for something in the car, and when he found the money, he took it and threw it in his car. He said he was scared he would get in trouble, so we made him tell the manager, in which he had to wait for the customer to come back and return him his money.
Jared, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
The proudest moment I have had has to be the feedback I get from my peers. Even random people would see me out and say they love my pictures. That is an accomplishment I think every photographer would appreciate.
Jared, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
An example would be when I got my first nice long exposure shot. I had wondered how other photographers did it, so I finally tried myself and made it happen. I love that style for landscape, and I will continue to learn it until I master it.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
The advice I would give would be to never give up on yourself no matter what. Just cause your work may not look as good as you want it to be at the moment, keep working until it does. Photography is forever evolving, and there is something new to learn every time you pick up that camera.
Photographer: Jared Robinson @jrobphotography_