Media - Reel & Interview - Melissa Toledo

(Portland, OR) Check out Melissa's latest reel. 

Melissa Toledo 2017 Photographer's Reel

Photographer's Reel: All images © 2012–2017 Melissa Toledo. USA. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited and violates applicable laws. music: Tab and Anitek - Sights and Sounds

Photographer Melissa Toledo Interviewed by Caroline Soria

(Portland, OR) May 8, 2017. I've done a couple of Career talks at Benson Polytechnic High School recently. I was honored when High School Senior, Caroline Soria-Ruiz asked if she could interview me for her "Passion Project".

Take a listen to hear how Caroline gets my perspective on photography and learns how it came to be.

Interview Questions:

01:04  What interests you about photography?

01:52  What was your path towards becoming a photographer?

02:44  Did you study photography or did you jump straight into it?

03:30  What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking pictures?

04:17  Why did you decide to freelance?

05:35  Whose work has influenced you the most?

08:34  Have you worked for any companies? Who?

09:50  Have you ever thought about shooting at weddings? Why or why not?

10:50  How do you make the clients feel comfortable in shoots? Or what technique do you use?

12:45  Which project is your most favorite?

14:04  What motivates you to continue taking pictures, economically, intellectually, or emotionally?

15:07  What are some challenges you face in photography?

16:42  What does photography mean to you?

17:38  What kind of cameras do you like to use? Why?

19:23  What is your favorite setting on a camera?

20:04  What do you like to shoot the most?

20:53  When and how did you learn the business side of photography?

21:50  What is your favorite photography genre?

22:19  Do you have any advice for aspiring photographers?

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