Achim has some great work, plus he also resisted the urge to have a flash based website 😀 anyway he emailed me so I checked out his work. This would have to be one of the fastest turn interview turn arounds I have ever done. Pity it won’t get published for another few weeks. Enjoy, and make sure you check out his work.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am currently 19 years of age. I was born in Staten Island, New York, however I lived most of my life in South Florida. I just finished my Associates in Arts degree in Florida, and now I am focusing on moving back up north again.
What made you get into photography?
When I was in high school I always loved taking pictures. I got my first point and shoot during Freshman year and would carry it around wherever I went. It was not until about Junior year when my friend introduced me to what Photoshop was. During my Senior year of high school, I did my senior project on digital photography. This led me to buy my first DSLR camera (a Nikon D40) when I got to college, then I progressed from there.
How did you get started?
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
I mainly shoot people. I interned at a modeling agency in New York City for two months this summer, which has led me to get into fashion photography. I love everything about it. I also do a lot of event photography. I love shooting live performances and parties.
What gear are you using?
Canon 60D Body
Sigma EX 28-70 f/2.8 Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens
Canon 550EX Speedlight Flash
Alien Bees 800
Whats your favourite lens and why?
My favourite lens would have to be my 50mm 1.4 lens. I use this lens 99% of the time when I shoot models. Another lens I am thinking about getting is the 100mm 2.8L. I have used that lens many times before and fell in love with it.
How are you marketing yourself?
I market myself pretty much by word of mouth and social networking sites. Most of my clients have been friends of friends or people who have seen my work through one of the various social networking sites that I am on.
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Practice makes perfect. No one goes pro overnight.