I find that I have many interests when it comes to subject matter and photography. Editorial photography work allows me to mix my passions, my skill set behind the camera, and my skills outside of photography.
There are an abundant supply of editorial opportunities and outlets to keep options open and fresh ideas flowing. Once out of the program, I look forward to the opportunity to focus mainly on freelance editorial work.
I really enjoy lifestyle photography. Personally, a great lifestyle shot requires getting out of the studio, and going on trips to interact with the subjects on more natural levels. I have found it more enjoyable for the simple fact that it never becomes static.
I am able to move around with the subject in their space. With this kind of work, I often look to capture the vulnerability of the in between moments. These moments will show the subjects true emotion and character.
One of my favorite things about portrait photography is getting the opportunity to meet and work with new people, many of whom I would have not met if not for photography. I like to show my subjects in their element, producing images that involve their passions and lifestyle.
Doing this will take the photograph further than a standard portrait, creating a story. I have also found that by keeping the subject in their element, they tend to become more comfortable and relaxed, allowing me to capture more honest images.