Jeff’s advice to becoming a pro makes perfect sense and I’m sure any of you who are trying to break into the pro category at the moment would know exactly what he means. Jeff has a very extensive portfolio which includes sports, advertising, celebrities, music, travel the list goes on so when your done here head over to his site and check out his work.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Ah, well… im just an artist, I love my girlfriend, my family and my friends, without them, Im nothing.
I surf too much and I’m obsessed with art and photography. I am inspired daily by other photographers and artists, they keep me thinking outside the box.
What made you get into photography?
I guess it was because I loved the idea of stopping time at the perfect moment.
How did you get started?
I got started in High School with my friends, we were all into it and just kept going haha. Then I went to school for photography / media while interning at Surfer Magazine, and just kept going.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
Thats a tough question. I am booking a bunch different kinds of shoots and videos, but mostly celebrity, editorial, and musicians.
What gear are you using?
all canon everything.
Whats your favourite lens and why?
15mm fish or the 24-105mm.
How are you marketing yourself?
Unfortunately I’m not marketing at all, I wish i had time for that though. All my work is from referral and word of mouth.
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
oh geez, i guess the photo of Tenacious D. it was the first moment I felt like all my hard work and efforts were starting to pay off. It changed my career, and motivated me to get to where I am today…which is still just a beginner.
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Always practice, keep your head up, and keep on keepin’ on!