Robert Evans will be one of our featured speakers at our 2018 Carolina Photo Expo at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, NC August 3-6, 2018.
A: Hey Robert, it is great to have you join us today.
R: Thank you for having me.
A: Where are you based out of?
R: I currently live in Minneapolis, but I travel a lot. I moved here from Los Angeles 3 years ago. I wanted a slower life, better place for my kids and to be able to fish before I go to my studio. I work half the time here and travel the other half
A: You will be speaking about wedding photography at the 2018 Carolina Photo Expo. How are you able to find those clients that can see the difference in your wedding work?
R: Well I think it kind of mutual, I do market to a high-end clientele, however, I have always said: " I photograph the people I should be working with." Meaning they gravitate to me as well.
A: Great advice, show what you want to photograph more of. I see a lot of high profile names in your client list, how do you think you were able to reach that market?
R: I attribute some to my work, just being different and then knowing they can trust me. It didn't happen overnight. I waded through the muck over the years, slowly raised my prices each year and continued to shoot from the heart and what I wanted, not what I thought the client wanted me to shoot. I think it's very important to shoot for yourself. Yes, I listened to my clients' needs but I made sure I shot for myself too.
Also, I created time and space to allow time to play on the wedding day, which is what I will talk about in August. I ask photographers, DO you shoot what you want, or do you shoot what you get? I teach them how to shoot what they want.
A: That is excellent advice. I feel the same way about shooting for yourself and taking the time to do so. Do you think that this ideology has contributed to your longevity in the business?
R: Definitely, You have to stand out. Your work needs to move people and grab their attention. The other thing I will talk about to keeping your images simple. I truly believe less is more. The Power of Simple is what I call it.
A: That is awesome. We all look forward to attending your platform class at the 2018 CPE. Thank you for spending time with us today.
R: You are very welcome.
Be sure to click on Robert's images for relevant links to his class.
Register ASAP for the Carolina Photo Expo. For the month of November, you can take advantage of our Early Bird Special! Robert is just one of an amazing lineup of speakers that you will not want to miss.