We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Samuel Pierre a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Samuel, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. How did you learn to do what you do? Knowing what you know now, what could you have done to speed up your learning process? What skills do you think were most essential? What obstacles stood in the way of learning more?
When i first got into photography i wasn’t aware of the new world i was entering. I didn’t know anything, didn’t know about composition, lighting, any equipment’s and applications that could enhance a photo i just thought that just having an expensive camera got the job done. The steps i took to learn was just watching YouTube videos, reading forums and different websites, i never paid for any classes or tutorials except for when it came to editing and color correction. I think that it if i did though it would’ve definitely sped up the process but nonetheless its due to the amount of work and time you put in anyway, i researched a lot so i don’t think there were real obstacles for me. As a photographer the best skills to have is understanding light, composition, and your equipment
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Sam, and I am a photographer based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Most people know me by the name of svisionz on social media platforms. My interest in photography started initially as a hobby which later grew into a passion and a fulltime job, go figure right? I mainly shoot in the studio now, but I much prefer shooting natural light, as that is where and how my love for photography started. Being able to create something with a flash is something that I greatly enjoyed.
My work is very diverse. It consists of portraits, swim, fashion, and beauty. By being a photographer, it allows me to create a rapport with my clients, which allows them to feel more confident and to provide a more pleasant experience while shooting. I have a keen eye for assisting my clients with finding their inner beauty and having that attribute shine through the photographs. I have collaborated with a full-service videography and photography production group by the name of ISO Raw productions that allows me to branch out into various major projects and/or events such as weddings and promotional events.
Has your business ever had a near-death moment? Would you mind sharing the story?
it wasn’t necessarily a near death moment for me but a close call for my camera during a beach shoot i slipped of a rock and fell into the water. Luckily it was shallow enough that i was able to keep arm just above the water.
Have any books or other resources had a big impact on you?
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