Eric Thomas has spent a lifetime building his love and passion for photography, even if it wasn't consciously until later on in life. What began as a random class and hobby in grade school has turned into a day to day mission to make others lives happy and filled with joy. With a degree in Digital Cinematography, Eric continued to the next steps by starting his own company, where he works for more many clients and does a variety of photography work. With a fun and friendly environment on every shoot, he promises to make even the most stressful shoots one you will never forget.
I love being able to provide people with something meaningful to them. Nothing feels better than when a client sends back to me how much they love what I did. When they post things, hang them in their house, tell others, etc. The feeling of knowing that I made someone’s day a little better is always worth the effort to me, no matter how much work may go into it. I tend to keep to myself a lot, I have always been that way. Photography gives me a way to express myself and my eye without having to talk about it.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Like I have said repeatedly through these questions, I do not have a “specific” field that I shoot, so I really do have a wide variety of experiences to choose from. I recently did an engagement shoot for one of my friends and had a really good time doing those. I think they are the best pictures I’ve taken to date. It was important to me not to set any “limits” on time, locations or outfits. I find when you are too strict on things like that the pictures are never as good. We spent hours with no restrictions and the pictures benefited greatly.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I can’t say that I’ve has any “awards” during my time so far as a professional photographer. My accomplishments so far are slim but promising. I worked for a magazine in Cincinnati for a year and was able to get the front cover on a few of the issues. I had some photos used on the news for corona virus topics. More recently, I did some photos for a newly released book and got my first hard cover credit. More will come with more time in the industry. I am very confident with my work and I know that perseverance will reward me in the long run.
A fun fact about this photographer
I spent a good portion of my twenties and my life as a musician. It started as kind of a joke in high school and actually became a pretty serious thing for a while. I have lost my love for it over the years as I found a new love in photography. Everything happens for a reason. I worked with a lot of photographers through that time and always had an interest and helping hand in everything that we shot. I definitely learned a lot from some talented people during those times being in front of the camera as opposed to behind