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I use a Canon EOS 1300D to take my colorful and lively portraits. My photography presents emotions very strongly through the use of posing and color.
Tayla, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
My aspiration in life is to one day become a professional fashion photographer and shoot for brands such as Gucci and Vera Wang, one day. My passion is portrait photography and making people happy through the images I present them with or the things pictured.
Who is your inspiration in life Tayla? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
My biggest inspiration in the photography world is Jessica Kobeissi. I love her use of color and interesting angles in her fashion photography, and she has helped me to refine my fashion photo techniques. How I stay inspired by my photography is by taking inspiration from my environment. I have traveled extensively with my family, so I draw inspiration from the beautiful places I see and the words of the many different people I meet.
We all make mistakes Tayla; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I haven't made that many mistakes just yet as I am fairly new to the photography game, but I can guarantee there will be many a mistake in the future.
Tayla, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I'm an outgoing person in general, so find working with clients easy. I love meeting new people and especially clients. I listen to what the client wants and try my best to imitate the image they may have created in their head of just what they want their portraits to look like, but I add my little twist of course.
Please tell us Tayla, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
My friends and family are very accepting of my photography and majority of the models I shooy end up being friends or friends of friends, so the people close to me understand that photography is my passion and them just let me go for it. On the other hand, I used to struggle juggling my schoolwork and my photography. Now I have a simple system of leaving well days for study and working on my photography Asmara much as I can on weekends. A happy medium.
Tayla, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
When I was taking GCSE photography, my teacher, and I disagreed on many things, and she told me I wasn't good enough to do some of the things I was wanting to try. For example, I wanted to try a fashion portrait shoot in a pool which my teacher said would be too difficult due to the weather at the time being very sunny and I would have to take into consideration things such as harsh light and the reflections off the water. I ignored her on this and did the shoot anyway to see how it would turn out and it was marvelous! We showed when the sun went behind the clouds and when I returned to class to show my teacher, she agreed I was right. I believe it is important to take risks when being creative.
Tayla, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest accomplishment probably doesn't sound that special to others, but it's when I realized I could turn my passion into a career. It was when my friends and family, who I had been taking photos of just for fun, started offering to pay me. These people saw something in me and thought my photos were worth something. My proudest accomplishment is working hard enough that people began to recognize me for my work and want to reward me for my efforts.
Tayla, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When taking GCSE photography we were given a topic that all our artwork had to be based on, mine was _„ñbeginning and end_„ so every creative choice had to be based around that idea. This was difficult because I couldn't just take photos. I had to sit down and think about why I was taking them and how they fitted into this theme. This taught me how to focus my ideas and creative meaning behind my editorials to give them purpose.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Take risks. I can't stress this enough. Even though I am still working towards being a professional photographer, I am trying new things every day with new people to mix up my portfolio and broaden my horizons, and so far they have all paid off.
All photos were taken by me: Tayla Vallance at http://taylavallancephotog.onuniverse.com