Being a photographer means a lot of pretty cool things. It means being able to travel to new places and experience new things at every shoot. Photography has always been something I have been interested in.
I have loved capturing moments ever since I can remember. Being a photographer allows me to do that whenever I want, I have always been a person who keeps a camera on hand at all times. What used to be annoying to my friends has now become something they are proud of me for; and some have actually had me be in charge of shoots they need. I was lucky enough to get to know some local bands in my state and started taking photos of bands playing in local bars.
Then I started to really like it and started to do it more and more. It feels nice to see other people love and use my photos and get excited to see me there capturing the moments forever. I love working with my friends the most, (thought it doesn’t take long for me to become friends with people) since those photos have a little bit of a stronger meaning to me. My favorite thing to shoot is the times that are random and unexpected, which is another reason why I love to shoot bands when they are up on stage. They are unpredictable and it’s up to me to catch them at the right times and it makes the photos really come to life and gives more a vibe of who these people are in the photos.
A pretty cool perk about being a photographer is being able to take my own photos for my merch on https://hannahleftwrightart.com because I get to pick my friends out and have them be my models for all of my stuff (they enjoy it too because they get free stuff and bragging rights). I definitely feel more pressure working on other peoples photoshoots than when I get to work on my own and things that are just for fun. I just always want to make sure people are getting exactly what they want out of the session. I wouldn’t call myself a full professional yet but I am definitely working on it every chance I can. What used to be a hobby that brought me a lot of joy now is a huge part of my life and I wouldn’t change that for anything. Always go out and chase the things you want and keep working on it (even if you are bothering your friends by using your camera 24/7), if I had stopped when I felt like nothing would come from it then I wouldn’t be doing this today.
All of these photos were taken by me and are also feautred on my Instagram page: http://www.pictame.com/user/hannahleftwrightphoto/3234417348 I post something new everyday! Come check it out and say hi!