State / Region
Sports lover.... Basketball and Soccer are my fav sports, huge fan of LeBron JamesOff course I'm a travel lover (who doesn't) knowing new places and cultures is very interesting. Makes you always want to come back.
Julio, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is to keep those special moments in pictures for other to remember that sensation or feeling if possible turning them back to that specific place and time.I started in photography because I liked that specifically, to keep those instants to remember them as time goes by.... I guess that is what life is all about, special moments that we treasure and make us feel so good.
Who is your inspiration in life Julio? How do you keep inspired?
As for inspiration, I would have to say MOMENTS, moments with tons of feelings. Joy, Sadness, Excitement, etc.... all feelings have their charm.If I would say a person that inspired me.... I would have to go with my mom; she was a "got get it done" person, I learned so much from her and miss her TONS now that she is not here :(
We all make mistakes Julio; 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.
I believe mistakes are part of life, it all depends on not making the same mistakes every time.... I'm a true believer that they are meant to teach us something... once we learn it, this must run smoothly next time.As for working with a colleague I have learned that communication is essential, it can turn into a hell or it can make even better a session.
Julio, 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?
As for prioritising I always let my clients know the delivery dates... If we need something urgent we, can work something around but without risking quality or customer satisfaction. I believe there is always a way around to make it happen.
Please tell us, Julio, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
This business is very strategic... but for me, I find the most strategic part of what to invest your money on. The best equipment you have the better quality you give and this turns into customer satisfaction. I'm a very "WANT ALL GADGETS" person, but I have to be very clear on what do we need to get the job done.
Julio, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I think this one is given and get part.... You might have your vision, but there is nothing wrong with getting some external ideas, who knows this might get even better. There always a line between this give and get... but I don't have issues with listening other options or ideas.
Julio, 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?
Besides prizes or achievements, for me is the true feeling from our customers.... This is the most important part... of course, this comes with rewards but is priceless that feelings or compliments you get from them.
Julio, 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 like working with water and color lights... I believe you can be as creative as you want with these elements. This can go as far as your imagination. Super exciting working with these two.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Passion and learn/study
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 would like to get more fashion or studio shootings as well as locations.
Photographer: Julio Zavala @juliozavalaphotography