Today I interviewed a good friend and fellow photographer, Joshua Carter with Life Captured Photography. He is primarily a High School Senior photographer in a small town in Missouri. I have had the pleasure and honor of working with him for many years now and am excited to both interview and share with you guys a little about this amazing photographer.
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
2. What (or whom) is your favorite thing to photograph?
My favorite thing to shoot is high school seniors! They are super excited about their session, take directions better then a newborn or toddler, and it gives me the best opportunity to be the most creative that I can!
3. What gear do you currently use?
4. Anything you would like to share with someone who is looking to photography High School Seniors?
If you’re just starting out and want to get into the senior market, first thing you need to do is start photographing seniors! Find a friend or co-worker that’s got a senior that’ll let you take them out and just start that way working on your portfolio. When your work is good enough, people will start telling their friends about you and you’ll soon start to see some progress. Senior model programs are always good once you’ve got a nice portfolio and people recognize your work. I’d also get involved with your local schools, through advertising, etc.
5. What is your number one selling product you offer?
My number one selling product, besides your basic prints is an album. Even in todays world where everything is on social media or our phones, parents still want something they can keep out and look through and share with their friends!