Patrick Steele

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Patrick Steele
happypanphotography@gmail.com
@patricksteelephotography
http://www.happypandemic.com
Country
United States
State / Region
North Carolina
Photographer

ABOUT
I am a photographer that specializes in Fashion. Each time I shoot I seek to find the creativity held within the moment. Over the years I have expanded my craft and continue to seek the beauty of art found within photography.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Patrick. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I feel what truly makes me unique is my ability to see all sides of the equation. I always believe there is a way to overcome any obstacle no matter how difficult and there is always beauty hidden in even the most common things.

Patrick, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My aspiration and passion in life are to be the best version of myself. Each day I want to strive to be a better person and make a positive impact on the people beside me. I truly started became a photographer several years ago in Washington DC. At the time I was doing street photography, but at the moment I knew I wanted to dive deeper. So I did.

Who is your inspiration in life Patrick? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration in life without a doubt is my grandmother she showed me what it truly means to be a compassionate person. I keep inspired because I'm incomplete. At this moment and the next, I am constantly growing, and that is something that inspires me knowing that the next day I have a chance to make better choices and work harder than I did the day before.

We all make mistakes Patrick; 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.
As a photographer cancellations arise. One situation was during a shoot I was left high and dry without a model and an empty studio primed to go. Needless to say, I was frustrated but I realized the blame was my own if only had I opened a more active line of communication with the model I would have been able make alternate plains. It turns out the model in question was going to an illness. So now I make sure to be more understanding before quickly judging.

Patrick , 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?

One excellent way to ensure clients service is being met is to get help. "No one man is an island." We all need help at some point. Help can be the deciding factor in delivering quality service or poor service.

Please tell us, Patrick, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Being a photographer, there are several times where being strategic is important. Each time I have a photo shoot I have to be strategic for the shoot to move smoothly. This all starts with planing. With the proper planing, the client and I are more able to settle in an become more creative.

Patrick, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Working with other creatives can be an amazing experience but also a painstaking one as well. One situation, in particular, is when the stylist viewed an idea one way, and I saw it a different. The only was to resolve the matter was to be open through communication that allowed them to trust I was the photographer and I could see the best shot.

Patrick, 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?
My proudest moment as a photographer is when the clients are happy with my work. It's rewarding for me that I was able to provide value to someone with what I love to do.

Patrick, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Each time I shoot I can be creative with my work. If it's from the frame the shoot to finding the right venue for the shoot. Photography allows endless limits to my creative which is something that excites me every time I pick up the camera.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Yes I'm looking to collaboration with all fashion brands from magazines spreads to advertising through commercial fashion.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Working with other creatives can be an amazing experience but also a painstaking one as well. One situation, in particular, is when the stylist viewed an idea one way, and I saw it a different. The only was to resolve the matter was to be open through communication that allowed them to trust I was the photographer and I could see the best shot.

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Patrick Steele @patricksteelephotography

Model: Alyssa Torres @lyssa_98

Makeup: Jacinta Laird @jayclaird

Stylist: Patrick Steele & Alyssa Torres

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