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I am a disabled veteran who simply has a love for photography. I do not let my disability stop me from being creative and doing the art that I love so much.
Steve, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a photographer just two years ago. After starting out doing family and couple portraiture, I started shooting models this year. I aspire to find an opportunity to do the work I love full time.
Who is your inspiration in life Steve? How do you keep inspired?
I'm inspired by so many photographers; I am constantly learning and applying little things I see and trying to incorporate my perception into my work.
We all make mistakes Steve; 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 wish early on I would have had a mentor. Learning on the job is a great experience, but I wish I could go back in time and reshoot sessions from the past and apply what I've learned since.
Steve, 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?
My strategy is simple, evaluate contractual obligations and prioritise that work first.
Please tell us, Steve, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Balancing home life and photography can be difficult, especially during seasons like wedding season. You have to be dedicated enough to go above and beyond to deliver outstanding work.
Steve, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Many times models and designers have specific looks or ideas for a shoot, but being able to translate what I can see through the lens allows the work to continue to evolve during a shoot.
Steve, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My biggest accomplishment would be my first publication. Being affirmed that your work is good enough to be publicised is a tremendous honour and provided encouragement to keep moving and continue learning.
Steve, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Being able to change a look or background to accent a model or outfit is where I believe I am the most creative.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Never stop learning and never give up.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with a designer or brand to continue my work.
Steve Bemis: Photographer