Sean has been doing photography since about 2013 in college, He then worked privately as well as for a preschool photography company and then finally as a ship photographer, while he traveled all over the world. He doesn't just love photography, he loves art. To him photography is a way to express his art. Every job he's had, has taught him more as a photographer. College introduced him, preschool photography taught him how to work with both kids and adults. Working on a ship taught him how to adapt to different cultures and environments. He learned how to shoot formally and casually and he learned how to sell his photographs and take value in his work. He also knows how to edit and learned how to do it much quicker than he originally thought possible.
I just want to create art. Some people may see photography as just pointing and shooting and thats fine if you have a camera phone, you should be able to accomplish that. For me getting the correct angle, the right lighting and artistic focus all to get the photo you where looking for. I want my job to have real purpose, I cant stand doing a job that helps no one. Photography is essentially a giant problem solving art. A couple tells me they want a "natural photo". They have no idea what they are asking, The solution is to get to know them make them feel comfortable, get them to have fun. Suddenly the formal poses becomes playing and they will feel like every picture is natural. You are doing the same poses you would do regardless, but they are having fun so they perceive that as "natural".
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done a variety of shoot types. For kids, you have to force yourself to love kids no matter how tired you might feel. When I let loose have fun, and dare to look silly. The kids love it, the parents love it and they will often remember the shoot. If I'm doing a wedding be friendly, respectful of course but make yourself a member of the family. This can be achieved by getting to know the couple and the guests. If people like you they will take better photos and they will remember you.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I was able to move up from Photography 1-2 while working preschool photography. I was able to do the same within 6 months while working on the cruise ship. 3 months later I was promoted to "lab tech"
A fun fact about this photographer
I practiced Tae-Kwon-Doe in middle school, high school and college, I thought it complemented my tall height, nicely.