"I would have contacted more models, trying new and odd themes, places to shoot and so on. I would have fought more for what I wanted to do."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Julia, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Julia. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I love to create with help from my camera. The challenge of having an idea in your mind, a colour palette, a theme and trying to get the pictures as close as possible are an amazing challenge. It's through my camera I can express my self and my creativity with help from models, make-up artists and Photoshop of course. My next step is to create my own business firm and try to live in my pictures.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Julia?
My goal is, as mentioned above, to get my own business firm and taking on more paying clients. I can already see my progress by having more weddings this summer than I've ever had Before and I got more models contacting me for TFP photo shoots, witch I'm wonderful.
How do you communicate with people Julia? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
It depends on what kind of photo shoot it's about. If it's a wedding, maternity, newborn or family shoot I often talk to the clients on the phone, with weddings I even have a personal meeting with the clients just to get everything just right. I'm very patient and listening closely to what my clients have to say and what they want from the photo shoot. In some way, there's always a way to compromise and fix a plan and photo package that fits every single client's need.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Julia?
I would have been braver and taken a lot more place than I've done now. I've always stood in the background never really knowing what to do and felt very unsure about my photos and my work. Now I feel more confident, and I know what I'm doing both with my camera and in the editing part.
I would have contacted more models, trying new and odd themes, places to shoot and so on. I would have fought more for what I wanted to do.
Who is your hero Julia, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My granddad is my hero. He has always been supportive and said that I should do what I love, no matter what anyone else is saying. He's my rock and the person who gives me strength.
How important are creative education courses Julia? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I think you don't have to take a creative course, but it can be a great help if you feel stuck and don't know where to go.
I've only attended one creative education course, and it was when I doubted if I really should work with photography. That course helped me to see Everything from a new perspective and gave me the chance to build my own photo style with both angles, editing and playing with the light.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Just keep on doing what you do! Be brave and get out of your comfort zone, talk to people you would never talk to otherwise. It will give you huge opportunities and a big network of different kind of people.
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Photographer: Julia Billing @juliabillingphotography