Ron Molina


Ron Molina
United States
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ABOUT I am a freelance photographer who has been working for the past 15 years. I am experienced in artist imaging for media, non profit, formal events, book project photography, and extensive work with models, bands, large and small crowds. I have been away from this for the past 5 years raising my son. 

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

I love to do edgy, dark, creative work. This holds true for my music also. I am a guitar player as well and I am in the process of creating my first album. I am slowly working my way back into photography. My focus right now is black and white silhouettes. 

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

My dad bought me a 35mm pentax when I was a kid. So I started experimenting with black and white and some color as well. My passion since I was a kid was to create art in any form. I spent some time painting as well as taking pictures. 

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

This is a hard one. Some of it comes from movies I saw when I was younger. Some of it are things that I may hear in a song that I really like. Some things come from when I traveled many different places when my dad was in the military. So maybe my inspiration just comes from the big and little things that I see every day.

We all make mistakes Ron, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Something I wish I could take back is the drama that pursued when I got involved in a model/photographer website. I wish that I could have just removed myself from the situation and held more of a professional stance. I have grown over the years and I now take a different approach. 

Ron ,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?

When I did my first wedding, I had the same jitters as most - you hear the most horrific things for wedding photography. But I moved through it like anything else. They pulled me in many different directions - bride wanted this, groom wanted that, aunt so-n-so needed this. But I took it in stride and it turned out to be the best wedding that I shot. Everyone was happy in the end - and that's all that matters right?

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

Working with a model who is new as apposed to an experienced model is very different - sometimes. I was working with a very new model. As I was asking her to pose in one way or another, it looked very forced. So I took a different approach - I brought in some music to make things more relaxed. I told some jokes - anything to make her feel more comfortable and more real. This really helped and it helped to move the shoot along in the right direction.

Ron, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I always talk with models ahead of time so that we are on the same page when we are shooting. This way, we both know what we are looking for in the shoot. 
Sometimes models have an idea of what they would like the shoot to be even though we have already talked about it and decided on what we are going to do. If this happens, I like to just redirect the talk that we had and if they feel really strongly about changing something, I try to work it into what we had originally talked about. I also like to take our original shot and then take the one that they would like to do. Then we compare and (usually lol) the original shot is the one that we pick. 

Ron 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
I took a photo when I was on my honeymoon in Hawaii. I developed the photo at a studio that I was interning at. My mentor at the time saw the photo and thought it was an awesome shot - and he never compliments anything! I was super proud at that time and it made me feel like maybe I was moving in the right direction as a photographer. I will never forget that feeling.

Ron, 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 be creative with my work - even if I am working with someone who just really isn't feeling it. When that happens, I like to pull things back and really try to bring out the best in someone (even if they are not feeling it). 

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

Just keep doing it. It is hard. I know it because I feel it every day. But I keep pushing myself and each day brings a whole new opportunity to create something beautiful. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always looking for those who have new clothing lines that are fresh, new gothic, etc; fetish lines, those who specialize in special effects, all of them. 

Photo Credits:
Nor Wolf Photography 


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