Photog Life February Feature ~ Amber Hoskins
It's time to meet our 2019 Featured Photographer, Amber Hoskins! Amber is very talented, and having her in the Photog Life Community is such an honor. Her work is stunning! We had a great time getting to know her and we are positive you will, too.
Tell us about you! What is your story? Married, kids, fur babies? What things do you love besides photography?
I'm luckily married to my perfect other half and we have 3 beautiful daughters, age 7, 3, & 2. We live in a large, old house on a historic street and I love every little creak and crack it has! I was in the beauty industry for 9 years prior to taking my photography full time so I still make it a point to keep that license updated and definitely utilize those skills in my current business.
When did you get into photography? Why did you decide to be a photographer?
I was a hobby photographer for 10 years before it became my passion. I've been full time for 2 years and it's been the best decision for me professionally!
What type of photography do you do? Unless you do it all!
I'm primarily a wedding, newborn, maternity, and family photographer, though I'm branching into videography. I also do a lot of graphic composites which are so fun, yet challenging!
Okay. Just be straight with us. Nikon or Canon??? OR SOMETHING ELSE?? Oh my! ;)
Nikon girl hardcore!
What makes your passion shine and what are you most passionate about when capturing your images?
If I had to narrow down my goal in each session, it would be to capture a feeling. Of course I pose, and to say I don't would be a lie. In addition, I prompt you to create natural reactions that give us genuine results.
What has been the hardest part of being a photographer?
What isn't hard?! Being self taught, like many others, has been hardest for me. Learning my camera, quick reactions, understanding exposure, shutter speed, and DOF.
Would you change anything that you have learned?
I wish I could skip over all my terrible "editing" if you could call it that! Took me a little while to find my style, you could say.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind with your work?
I care the most about leaving people with a smile and loving the way their photos turned out because of the elite experience they received.
What advice do you have for people that are just starting out?
Don't be afraid! And practice, practice, practice.
Thank you Amber for sharing your photography journey with us! We love having you in the Photog Life Community.
Be sure to follow Amber here:
Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/amberhoskinsphotography/
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