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I'm an aspiring photographer from Santa Fe, NM. I fell in love about a year ago and started out taking photos of everything to teach myself all I could talk about photography with a Canon A1. I know as of now I have a long way to go to improve and create my style of photography, but I do know I'm willing to strive day and night to complete this goal.
Louie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I fell In love with the concept of capturing moments of finite beauty after a High School Service Trip to Japan. After returning from my trip abroad in 2016, I purchased my first film camera (Canon A1). I wanted to teach myself the basics of the medium through trial and error and believe the unforgiving nature of film would teach me more; rather than being able just to delete photos I disliked off a DSLR.Now, a year later into falling madly in love with photography, I've reached out to another local photographer to help me expand my knowledge of photography and help me mould my style of photography.
Who is your inspiration in life Louie? How do you keep inspired?
Any and all photographers have inspired me, from showing that it is possible to be successful doing something you are passionate about. But, most of all my mentor Kevin has inspired me most. From providing constructive criticism about my photos to teaching me everything he can
We all make mistakes Louie; 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 would have liked there to be better time management with my friend who was modelling for my most recent photo shoot.
Louie, 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 of now, I haven't had any clients as a photographer so, I can't say for sure.
Please tell us, Louie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
In my most recent photo shoot, my friend who was the model was running late and to get any useable for the shoot, I had to improvise and use fairy-lights to compensate for the lack of sunlight.
Louie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I cannot say.
Louie, 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?
I cannot say, I'm not a professional yet!
Louie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My most recent photoshoot with a friend of mine had to take place within 15min due to her being
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I believe no matter what passion you have; successfulness derives from the ability to persevere no matter how much your inner critic tells you otherwise. This grit is what defines an individual and determines their success.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I cannot say.
Photographer: Louie Perea @Nihilistic_owl