(Portland, OR) Got 2 minutes? Watch my Reel.
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Melissa Toledo 2017 Photographer's Reel
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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.
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?