Q&A’s are held on my Facebook page every Friday for the next few months!
1. Arlene C.: Would you consider doing/teaching a photography workshop?
Yes! Next month. I will be holding a workshop on November 18th in LA.
2. Hannah D.: What photography app do you use or suggest to use on iPhone besides Instagram?
Snapseed to edit photos!
3. Zoom F.: What’s your favorite season and/or holiday and why?
Christmas! Friends, family, cookies, fireplaces, whimsical lights, ice skating, scarves, mittens, Christmas music, the smell of pine . . . what’s not to love?
4. Zoom F.: What goal are you working towards within your photography and when will you know you have reached it?
I would like to teach other photographers and connect with them in person. I will know I have achieved it when I begin consistently teaching workshops and speaking at conferences! Thanks for asking. Helps keep me accountable. First workshop – November 18th!
5. Sean D.: I’d like to know if your dog Sammie has a middle name?
Sammie Torino Jenkins.
6. Wendy N.: Hello lovely!! So when I come over from Sydney to the U S of A, would you be willing to take me around?
Sure. Let’s go to Disneyland!
7. Sophia L.: Tell us about your NYC jobs. 😀
My first job in NYC was at a modeling agency. I started as an intern. My main task involved being a messenger and making deliveries all over the city. It was perfect at the time. I was getting experience in an industry I was interested in, while getting the opportunity to explore a new city. The managers said that I was the best intern they’ve ever had, and shortly after they hired me as a booker.
It’s really fun working in fashion but I learned it wasn’t for me. At least not as a booker at that particular agency. I like to be around the mentality that everyone works together, not against one other. The environment became quickly negative, so I left and continued on to discover my career. My next job was at a high-end photography studio space. Working at the studio was my first glimpse into the professional photography world. I worked as a studio host, which is similar to the concierge at a hotel. There were an array of shoots coming through the studio, from Vera Wang to Victoria’s Secret. It definitely sparked my interest in photography as a profession. After I moved back to California is when I picked up a camera and began shooting like crazy. Funny how when you look back, the dots connect perfectly.
8. Jim F.: When you started out what kind of equipment did you use? Expensive or mid ranged? Are there certain lenses you recommend?
My first dSLR was the Canon Rebel. Pretty basic. I recommend not using the stock lens that comes with cameras, but instead investing in a 50mmf/1.8. It’s only around $100 and great to learn on.
9. Jamie G.: What is one of your fondest memories from your childhood?
Playing outside until the sun would set. We lived in a culdesac growing up, and my sister and I would play with our neighbors Vicky and Katie. We’d ride bikes, roller skate, go on adventures, sing and dance, put on plays . . .
Now I want to go outside and play, and that is exactly what I will do once I finish work. 🙂