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I'm unique because I prefer to shoot in a different place because I can combine the art of the background and the subject.
Jo, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a photographer when I join a photography club at my university, and I discover my potential in photography. Later on, they made me like a vice president because I'm good in photography. And until today I made photography as my passion and career.
Who is your inspiration in life Jo? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in photography is Keda Z. And I get inspired by his photos and hoping that someday I will take the photo just like him.
We all make mistakes Jo; 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.
Yes, I had this incident twice, one was a portfolio shoot, and one is for my client. My card got corrupted, and I was not able to recover it. Now I had this enough, and I learned my lesson always to back up my photos and don't ever transfer the photos to the clients without a backup because you don't know if their laptop has the virus or not. So to be safe, always have a backup.
So, 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?
Every client has it's special request like taking a picture of their family, best friend, etc. So I prioritise their request before I take artistic shots to them.
Please tell us, Jo, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Sometimes in a group picture, there's a lot of people that are talking and won't listen to you. So I made them listen to me so I can get the shot. And when it comes to editing, I used my presets, so I don't have to start from scratch. So I don't have to waste time in editing.
Jo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Most of the time in wedding and events guest are taking pictures in front of you. They are covering your frame. So to be able that not to happen. I always give them notice that doesn't ever come to my spot because they are blocking my frame and I don't want my client to be disappointed.
Jo, 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?
The proudest professional accomplishment I got as a photographer are the photos that I won in a photo contest
Jo, 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'm always creative in my work if something is interesting in my background and I has to combine it with my subject. And the most difficult thing about it is to get rid of the people, and things that don't look good at the back and the most exciting part of it is when you finally found the perfect angle.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Keep shooting and watch online tutorials and workshops because that would help you grow faster.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Any collabs will do because I'm open-minded and I shoot any category though. But most of my favourite is lifestyle portraits, fashion, engagement shoots, landscapes and streets.
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