Interviews

Grace Charlotte

(Photo by: Jonathan David Piercy) – https://www.facebook.com/JonathanDavidPiercy

Freelance Photographer.

At the end of the day, you determine how far you go. Make it happen!

Here it is, my first Interview. I started with my friend Grace. She is a freelance photographer/Videographer. We went to Latitude 33 (I am definitely posting about this restaurant soon) for breakfast.

I asked her 6 questions, but if I missed something don’t hesitate in commenting below. I am sure she will be happy to tell you more! Hope you enjoy!


 

1. 8:30, the sun is shinning.. What is the first thing you do? And as the stars come up, how do you wrap your day?
 
Um… well I always wake up to a cup of hot water its weird I know but I LOVE hot water. So I pour myself a cup of boiling water and then I go strait to my desk where I dedicate the first hour to hour and a half of my mornings responding to emails, sending requests, updating my social media sights so that I’ve got the admin out the way and I can focus the rest of my day whether its editing, shooting or planning.
 
How I end my day is not that exciting, I really am quite a granny haha. So two thing you should know about me is I LOVE tea and I LOVE series. 
Before I go to bed I have a cup of warm tea and I watch a couple episodes of series. 
2. What is the best part about your job?
 
I get to spend the most important day of a persons life with them, I get to document it. I have the opportunity and am trusted to capture the biggest moment in two peoples lives.
I think thats definitely the best part. 
 
3. What is the worse part of your job?
 
Emails haha, I intensely dislike admin and have had to teach myself how to become more effective with it, I think I am still learning how to be the best I can be when it comes to being good at admin. 
 
4. If you could give advices to people wanting to be photographers, what advice would you give?
 
Well I’ve had three aspects that have helped me tremendously.
 
  • Practice, practice, practice. Starting out  I heard this all the time, I thought it was silly and that my work was just fine but slowly over time, the more I shot, the more I could see a big difference to some of my first photos. Practice will be the biggest defining line between you and an amateur.
  • Make Friends! Find another photographer or another two or three photographers who have a similar style and who are in a similar price range to you and MAKE FRIENDS. Because a friend is more likely to reference a friend for a wedding than a stranger. Also having friends in the industry will catapult you much further than someone trying to do it all solo.
  • Challenge Yourself! Its easy to become stagnant without goals. Set yourself 1 goal for the end of the year and work toward that. So if you need a new lens work toward getting in more work so you can buy it. Or if its to reach 2000 likes on Facebook set up compositions for people to like and share your page. 
 
At the end of the day you determine how far you go. Make it happen. 🙂 
 
5. Why do you love being a photographer? And what made you get into photography?
 
I think my answer to both of these questions is the same. 
I love how Im able to create and hold a moment with photography, Im able to keep the passing of time which we can never get back again. With photography I can keep a memory alive. How cool is that!? 
 
Thats what really made me interested in photography and that is what I love most about being a photographer. 🙂 
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6. How can you be contacted?

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Grace is also my favourite photographer and if you like any of the photos posted in this blog so far – Make sure you check more of her work.

Hope you guys feel inspired and whatever your dream is, DO IT!

Thanks Grace for sharing your work with us.

X

Sarah

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10 Comments

  • Ana Filipa June 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Parabéns Sarah, gostei muito. Beijinhos 🙂

  • Paulita July 2, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Sarita! Beautiful pics… love your site and the interview idea. Keep them coming! X

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