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I've always had a passion for photography, so it never feels like a _„ñjob_„ when I'm having a photo shoot, I find it's best to make the model feel as comfortable as possible because that's when they are the most confident. I try and make a photoshoot feel more like me, and the model is just hanging out taking some pics and having a fun little girls day that way they don't feel as pressured when the camera on them!
Racheal, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
My passion? I'd have to say photography for sure. I'm not sure what I would do if I would have never gotten a Camera. I feel like photography has helped me find my true self and my passion in life. As previously mentioned, I started getting into photography when I got my first point and shot camera for my 13th birthday.
Who is your inspiration in life Racheal? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
My biggest inspiration would have to be my sister Becky. She is always so supportive of everything I do and stands behind me 100% at all times. As a photographer, it can be hard at times to get inspired, but I've found the best way to stay inspired by following other photographers via social media, it's very inspiring to see all of the different styles of photography.
We all make mistakes Racheal; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
One mistake I've made in the past that I wish I could take back would have to be not believing in myself.
Racheal, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I try to make my clients feel like we are just friends hanging out and having a good time I don't want them to feel pressured under the camera, so I try to make them as comfortable as possible while doing a shoot. My main goal is to capture the model as their true self.
Please tell us, Racheal, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Honestly? It can be hard at times, but I find that not stressing about things is the best way to go about it. At first, it can be hard to balance work, social life, friends, and family especially when you're a college student as well but I find that taking a little bit out of your day to prioritize each one helps set a balance.
Racheal, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
This has actually happened to me a few times while doing a photoshoot I would have a client be very iffy about the way I would have them pose and I would have to say I promise it's going to look good on camera and then once they see what it actually looks like on camera they tend not to question me anymore because they start to believe but yeah awkward poses to make for good pictures.
Racheal, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest accomplishment would have to be when I was asked to start making presets to sell on Lightroom for other photographers around the world to buy!
Racheal, 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 always try to get creative with my work and make it my style, so each shoot is a little more exciting!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Honestly, I would say the best advice would be to experiment with different types of photography and find what best fits your style it takes time to become a successful photographer so don't be down on yourself when a photoshoot doesn't turn out the way you expected. Remember you've always got a room for improvement and you will get better over time! I promise.
Photographer: Racheal Cooper @racheal_cooper or Rc_Photography_