Chances are you have heard of Natasha Smith a.k.a PlushGlamour, if you haven’t then this will be a good intro into her work. Something I found interesting is she switched from Canon to Nikon and loves her Prime 50mm 1.4. Have a read.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi, my name is Natasha Smith. I am a self-taught photographer, originally from Slovenia. I relocated to the United States seven years ago and now I reside in Orlando, Florida with my husband, Donney, and our two beautiful sons.
I am also an animal rights activist and not much of a talker as you will notice in this interview 🙂
What made you get into photography?
The support of friends and family is the main reason I got into photography. With my love for art and professional background as graphic designer, pursuing photography felt like the next step in my career.
How did you get started?
My husband is a music producer, and he needed photos for a local music group he was working with. He purchased a camera, that I later picked up and began shooting on a whim. The photos turned out above average for a novice photographer and soon after, friends and colleagues began to contact me for photo shoots.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
Most of my portfolio consists of portraits, fashion and beauty shots. I’ve recently decided to venture into wedding photography.
What gear are you using?
I started with a Canon, but I recently made the switch to the Nikon and I absolutely love the D3s. I wish I picked up this camera long time ago! When it comes to lighting, I use Alien Bees.
Whats your favourite lens and why?
I love my prime lens 50mm 1.4! The sharpness and precision this lens gives me is incomparable to any zoom lens! The 24-70 comes pretty close though.
How are you marketing yourself?
In addition to my website and blog, I use social media to help market my business. It allows me to engage with my clients, and keep them updated on my recent work and much more.
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
I actually have a few that are my favorites at the moment, but if I have to pick a few, these would be it.
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Photography can be a very challenging and it is a valuable investment. Practice as much as you can, don’t be afraid to to express your creativity, and be passionate about your work. Utilize social media to your advantage so you can get as many tips and feedback as possible!
“Don’t let anybody tell you the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”