Photographer of the Moment: Eric Anderson!
Eric is one of our favorite studio rental clients. Everytime he books, I get excited to see what funky creation he’s gonna come up with!
He incorporates typical studio lighting with his own unique sources of light, resulting in some truly amazing images. I’m constantly asking him questions about his setups and he's always happy to share a few secrets. 😉
Here's a few of my favorite images...and his interview after.
What is your favorite thing about being a photographer?
I love the creative process, working with the talented people that I collaborate with and just playing with all the toys that are cameras and lights.
Your work is so creative! Do you plan everything out first or just go with the flow and see what you come up with?
It’s a little bit of both. We first come up with a basic concept for the shoot. Gather props and do a little research but always keep an open mind to change direction it the concept does not feel right or the model suggests an idea. I find that keeping the creative process open often invites magic.
How do you select the models for your shoots?
I have found most of my models on ModelMayhem.com I usually plan a simple shoot, a test shoot I guess to see if we have similar creative sensibilities. Chemistry is very important, if we are not enjoying what we are doing then then results are often flat.
Any words of wisdom for aspiring photographers?
Look at a lot of photography, all kinds and styles. Pay attention to light and how it plays on different subjects. Take a lot of pictures. The more you shoot, the more you will begin to discriminate between boring and interesting images. If a concept of idea fails the first time you try, learn from the experience and try again. And lastly, enjoy what you are doing. If you are truly enjoying photography you will get out far more than you put in.