Interview with Cameron Smith
Question 1: What was your first camera?
Answer: “My first camera was a little Nikon point and shoot that I used to bring to local car events. My first DLSR was a Canon t5i.”
Question 2: When did you start to take photography more seriously?
Answer: “I took photography more seriously when I started getting in touch with my creative side years ago. I felt my photos had no meaning/substance to them, so I found myself putting a lot more time and effort into photos.”
Question 3: Do you think there is a “right” and “wrong” way to take pictures?
Answer: “No I don't, I think people acquire different shooting techniques. I am almost positive if there was a right way of shooting, I am doing it wrong haha.”
Question 4: What is one of the most memorable photoshoots you had?
Answer: “As of lately , my favorite "photoshoots" are the genuine snaps I take of friends I love just hanging out. Although I love styling, creating, and putting together a full shoot or editorial , we as photographers have the power to stop time with a click of a button.”
Question 5: Describe one of your worst photoshoots. What did you learn from that experience?
Answer: “I can’t remember of a photoshoot that really sticks out to me where i’m like man that shoot was the worse. Sometimes you draw blanks creatively during a shoot that leaves you stumped and you come back to the computer with no photos to be happy about. What I've learned from those situations, is to always write down ideas, and creatively working your mind out. Whether its watching music videos or looking threw photo books at random times. Treat your mind as if you're working out at the gym , the more you open your mind to creativity, shoots will become much easier. I try to look at everything around me as "what if I was taking a photo right now."