JEFFREY BLACKMAN

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Jeffrey Blackman
blackman.jeffrey1@gmail.com
JeffBlackphotos
http://jeffblackphotography.myportfolio.com
Country
United States
State / Region
New York
Photographer
$180 2 hour session


ABOUT
To start off, I'm 23 years old and a talented photographer from Brooklyn, NY. I'm highly motivated and passionate about my photography. I don't like to worry abt taking the perfect picture, I like to catch the moment and whatever my eye catches. I love to take pictures of everything I love, but my favorite is fashion. Everybody has there own sense of fashion and I love to capture it.

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions)


Yes

Our readers would love to get to know you more Jeffrey. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I'm a hard worker. A lot of people don't know but I'm a father to a 2-year-old boy. I work full time at Sephora, take pictures and also make sure I take my son to daycare in the morning and spend time with him when I can. I'm also very creative when it comes to creating ideas for shoots.

Jeffrey, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My passion and aspiration in life are to do what I love and that's shooting for clothing brands. I also want to do beauty shot s for cosmetic brands too. I started becoming interested in photography from a friend in high school(5 years ago). He always took pictures of me and a couple other people but one day he asked me to take some pictures of him. Since then, I started falling in love with taking pictures.

Who is your inspiration in life Jeffrey? How do you keep inspired?

My friends and My son Jace is my biggest inspiration. They motivate me to keep growing. They remind me to always step out of my comfort zone so I can learn more and do more. New York keeps me Inspired. There's so much positive energy and art around me that it keeps me motivated.

We all make mistakes Jeffrey, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I did my first in-studio shoot assisting another photographer, I thought the photographer was being uptight and had a bad attitude about the model being late and unprepared for the shoot that it made me leave earlier then I was supposed to without telling him. As an I grew more as a photographer, I understand why he had an attitude and why it's important to be on time and prepared. I wished I communicated with the photographer about how I felt before I left unexpectedly without letting him know.

Jeffrey, 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?

. If I'm working with a lot of clients, I like to thank them for working with me and make sure they know that each one of them is important clients to me. I make sure I listen to there needs so I can deliver.

Please tell us, Jeffrey, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

A client booked an in-studio fashion shoot with me a year ago. But I realized I wasn't fully prepared equipment wise as a photographer. So I made a list of things that I needed to help me with this shoot and also help me in the long run when I get more shoots like this. I made sure I bought almost everything on the list so I'm always prepared.

Jeffrey, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I had a client who thought the way I was guiding her to pose was stupid while I was taking pictures of her. I had to sweet talk her and let her know to trust my vision. She continued to listen to my guidance and after every pose, I showed her how beautiful the pictures came out. She loved almost every picture.

Jeffrey, 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 accomplishment as a photographer just recently happened for me this week. I got to shoot for 2 fashion shows in New York's fashion week Men and that was one of my goals for 2 years. It's a huge accomplishment for me because I always wanted to attend fashion shows since high school. To actually attend and shoot a fashion show was amazing to me.

Jeffrey, 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 did an Angels shoot before with my friends. The model wore angel wings and covered in feathers. After the shoot was done, we wanted to shoot more but do something a little different. We decided to spray the white angel wings brown to make it look more like a Phoenix. I added some brown and red feathers to the model's body to give her the full look. It was exciting because the pictures came out amazing and because we had fun doing it.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Learn the business and learn everything you need to know about photography. Find out what equipment you need and make sure you get a lot of experience shooting.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives. I want to create as much art as I can. I'm always willing to grow so I want to create so much in the fashion world as a photographer.

 

Elaine @goldinchild

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