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Photography Magazine Interviews J.A.C. Photography

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Did you go to school to study photography?

I studied photography in high school and kept it as a hobby while I continued my education in music, once I decided to leave music and pursue photography, I began taking night courses, workshops and shadowing other photographers, researching and practicing everything.

 

How long have you been a newborn photographer?

I have been photographing newborns almost exclusively for 8 years but began dabbling with newborn portraiture about 10 years ago.

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How many newborns do you average per year?

50-75 depending on my travel and own maternity time!

 

On-Location or Studio or Both?

Studio

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What gear do you use?

Canon 5d mark III, canon 5d mark II, sigma art, 35mm, 50mm and canon macro 100mm

 

How important is Photoshop in your final images?

I use photoshop to complete all composites, background extensions, skin smoothing – so pretty important!

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Are you a MAC or PC lover?

MAC

 

What are the ingredients for a successful newborn photography career?

Patience, tenacity, research, practice, practice, practice…find your style and don’t look sideways! Concentrate on you.

 

Have you seen your any changes to you clientele as a result of the saturation in the market?

No, there are plenty of babies to go around!

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What are some elements by which you would consider an image great photography?

Clear, sharp images, baby looks peaceful and natural.

 

What is your favorite photography accessory, other than your camera?

My snazzy kelly moore bag.

 

What lighting equipment do you use?

I use a 7ft softbox, paul c. buff einstein light and pocket wizards. I also frequently use a large reflector.

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How do you ensure you remain inspired?

I Challenge myself to try a new pose, recreate images in a way I haven’t done before, I read a lot of personal development and try to find new classes and retreats each year and connect with other photographers and I love scouring fashion magazines for ideas, etc.