Liz, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
$140 per hour
I studied in the Uk at Demontford university for a year doing photography and video. Then moving back to Australia to begin my photographic work fulltime working with small businesses doing editorial work for their websites.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Liz. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I love creative projects, out of the box ideas, beauty is my calling. Fashion photography is my interest, and I love combining the model with the wardrobe to the location and create cameo images that are more like paintings.
Liz, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
Colour and beautiful interiors and fashion have always been my interest. Which then led me to take photographs. It started with the darkroom creating black and white images manually. Then to the digital age, I moved into creating images of models and fashion that depict, beauty against the outdoors somewhere.
Who is your inspiration in life Liz? How do you keep inspired?
My father, his drive to learn and look for something new made him experience life in wonderfull ways, through travel and the nature of other cultures and people. His ambitious nature is innate in me to aspire to inspirational ideas and images through photography, that would include travel and meeting amazing people on this planet at the same time.
We all make mistakes Liz; 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 collaborated with a hair salon for her editorial library for her website, and due to lack of funds, she could not afford a professional model, so she asked an in house staff member to be the model for the day. We set up a beautifully themed photoshoot with an amazing coffee shop early in the morning we had hair and makeup and lots of staff to support this production, which included an antique vehicle and amazing wardrobe., it felt like a snippet of Hollywood. After an amazing photoshoot everyone on a huge high, I then presented the edited images to the client and the client showed the model and model took home to her husband, he had a protective streak where he did not want his wife splashed on the website because she looked beautiful and amazing. We had to reject the whole photoshoot. As the model's husband notified us that if these images were to be circulated he would take legal action. On this photoshoot, both the client and I did not get the model release form signed by this model before the shoot. A very big lesson learned on this day.
Liz , 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?
By not making unrealistic commitments with the time that needs more effort. Time management is important in this case.
Please tell us, Liz, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Preparing the photoshoot is vital, if I am working with a client for the first time, I will research all that is necessary to meet the requirements of the client, so I give my self a week for preparation.
Liz, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Doing portraits can be confronting for some people, but I assure the client my style of photography is not invasive, more natural approach, my interaction with my clients are very social with a relaxed feel. The client walks away with a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Liz, 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?
Being able to photograph a celebrity, Ray Martin, in an intimate setting, he was supporting a children's hospital in the premature baby section, dealing with distressed mums and babies, he was advocating some funding for the unit in the hospital, and the local newspaper contacted me for the photographs.
Liz, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It was a personal project that I continuously love to be inspired by certain styles of fashion and cultures where I can combine the two. I decided to do a themed project that i am currently putting together now. It is exciting where by that I need to collaborate with businesses to use wardrobe and accessories for the shoot, and the business is very obliging. I am also sourcing the perfect model; she needs to have a cultural appeal to her. So far it has been a very fulfilling exercise.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
If there is passion toward the industry continue with it, do not give up, as it can be very easy to leave it as the world of digital is overtaking the photographic industry at a very fast pace. 'Just do it, and keep going'. !!!!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Creatives are my passion at the moment, the movement of the ethical and sustainable industry appeal to me at the moment, as there is a cultural aspect to the result, that can create a very creative project.
Now for the best part Liz! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Liz Homer