This week’s featured photographer is Kate, from Kate Luber Photography
Check out her interview!
What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer?
I think like many photographers, I started when my daughter was born. I wanted to capture great memories of her. My uncle is a photographer, so I have photos to document my childhood and I wanted the same for my children. Then I fell in love with photography. I’ve immersed myself in it and I get so much joy stepping behind the camera whether it’s photos of my daughter or a new client.
How would you describe your photography style?
Bright, fun, dramatic. At least that’s what I’m going with. I love deep, bold colors and have a flair for theatrics. That comes from my dance background. I love elaborate shoots where I can style the session intricately and really tell a story through my photos.
What kind of camera do you shoot with?
Canon 5D Mark II
What is your favorite lens?
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
What are a few things you wish you would have known when starting your own business?
I’ve only just started my business, and I’ve been lucky to have friends and mentors who have prepared me well. I think one of the things I’m struggling with is SEO and online presence. It’s so important in the industry right now, and it’s challenging to get your name out there.
What do you find is the best way to promote your photography business?
Facebook, blog, and word of mouth. You just have to tell people you’re out there until they take notice.
What is your most favorite photo you have ever taken and why?
I love every photo I take of my daughter. Each one captures a little piece of her. But as an artist, my current favorite (as it’s constantly changing) is Maleficent, my interpretation of the villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. This was the first time I’ve had a clear vision of what I wanted to create and planned every detail and created the exact image I wanted. It’s quite addictive and I can’t wait to do similar projects.
What tip would you give aspiring photographers?
Reach out to other photographers for portfolio and image critiques. Your friends and family will tell you that your photos are the best they’ve ever seen. And they may be great. But they can always be better. Open yourself up to critique and allow yourself to grow from the feedback you receive.
What is your favorite photography quote?
“You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.” – William Albert Allard
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