Here’s a Fellow Photographer that’s growing his business and profession everyday. I’ve always been fascinated with the photos he takes and the amount of professionalism he brings to the table. It’s always interesting to see a young entrepreneur going after his dreams and goals. It reminds me of myself a little, and I just needed to see what he would say to these questions.
Here’s Benjamin kurtz, a fellow photographer that spends most of his time shooting sports and actionshots. After talking to this individual for a little I was able to really see his fire for growing his business and personal portfolio. As I mention to many other photographers and artists that you need an start building your “empire”, and I can see this photographer already doing that.)
Our friend Ben, is hard at work and I am hoping that this could inspire you as well. Were happy to have him participating with the Fellow photographer Experts interview series and we hope that you get in contact with this photographer if you’ve learned from him today.
1. what got you into photography, in the first place? How long have you been doing photography? I was at my sister’s wedding in Santa Barbra, California when I first discovered my knack for photography. At the time, my dad had a Nikon D40 that he let me shoot with. I took some pictures during the ceremony, but it was during the bride/groom portrait shots that I truly found I was good at taking pictures. I followed the wedding photographer around and took some shots of the poses she had set up. Later when I reviewed the photos, I was astounded at how good they were! From there, I just kept taking pictures and enhancing my skills. It is now coming up on two years that I have been photographing, and each day my passion for photography gets even stronger.
2. what kind of equipment do you use? Do you have a list of Gear that you have/use if so let us know?
I currently use a Nikon D7000. This camera is more then any photographer could ask for! Along with that body, I still only use the kit lenses that I’ve obtained: 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 and a 55-200mm f/4-5.6. These lenses obviously are not as good as higher end lenses, but for the money, I could not be happier with the quality of pictures I have gotten with them! I eventually look into getting a 50mm f/1.8 for portraits and a 70-200mm f/2.8 for my action photography.
Along with those, I carry a wide angle attachment lens, a couple filters, tripod for various work, and a monopod. Altogether, this is a very good kit for the amateur photographer building is way into the business!
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3. What inspires you as a photographer? What keeps you shooting and going as a photographer? What inspires me as a photographer are the possibilities with photography. There is such a broad spectrum with the job that you can go in any direction you want with it! I also love capturing those special moments for people. It means a lot knowing they are happy with a certain picture you might have captured. I keep shooting as a photographer because I love learning knew things each day. Each time I get behind a camera, something new comes about that betters my skills as a photographer. In the end, though, its just a passion for it. Every person finds something they enjoy or are good at, and for me, it is photography.
4. What’s your top three tips for new photographers?
My top three tips for new photographer are as follows: 1) Do not be afraid to shoot a lot of pictures. In this day and age, everything is digital. It is easy to erase pictures, but it’s impossible to go back and try to capture something you were too afraid to shoot. 2) Experiment with your camera setting. It is good to know the capabilities and limits of your camera. Learn them and practice them often so you are aware of them when the time comes where you need to use them. 3) Don’t be afraid to ask. If you see a good picture of somebody or something that doesn’t belong to you, ask the person. There is no worse feeling knowing that you missed a great photo opportunity.
5. Describe a personal experience that you had while being a photographer? For example; did you hike up a mountain to take a landscape photo, or do some street photography in a busy city
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My best photography experience happened just a couple of months ago. I was at a professional motocross race when I captured, what i thought to be, a great picture. I then went to the pit area where the rider was and asked somebody if it was possible to show him the picture. The guy I asked said one moment, disappeared for a minute, then came back out and took me inside the semi to where the rider was! It was the best feeling being able to go in there and personally show the rider the picture. Not only that, but he loved the picture! To this day in my photography career, that has been my best experience.
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Links to Benjamin Kurtz’s Contact information:
Vincent Paul is a developing Photographer and Freelance Writer. He has a passion for learning with others, motivating individuals and using his organization skills to create value. A blend of being a creative Artist, and a bold entrepreneur. Vincent has made a full income from his writing, Social Media Operations and more. To Contact Vincent Paul, Email him at Vincentpaul@revonoid.com
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