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Interview with photographer Kate Hänsel
*So where are you from?
far far away in a town called Toccoa [never heard of it? Let's just say Northeast Georgia.]
*Does that play a part into why you are a photographer?
I believe it played a part in my artistic hobbies as photography, writing poetry, painting, and sketching. There was nothing else to do! We had three, fuzzy t.v. stations that would come in on a clear day... but I had two younger brothers that would let me play director and fashion stylist with them, and doing broadway for the parents was more fun anyways
*Who or what introduced you to the world of photography?
My father. He is an artist of all kinds, mainly paint and sketching. I was the first born and the only girl, and my dad photographed me every step of my childhood. He recorded every school play to every christmas. I loved being in front of the camera as a child. I remember first using his Canon AE-1 when I was around 10 years old to photograph our cats and my younger cousin Heather. It just felt natural, as though I had done it before in another life.
*How long have you been a photographer?
As simple as a question as that is I don't know how to answer it... if it means how long I have been photographing people and places with a subconscious understanding for composition and colors, then almost 20 years. If it means that I have been able to support myself off of my craft, then minus 2 days [last shift at the 9-5 is this week and i begin the real journey ].
*Canon or Nikon?
Canon. From start to finish.
*..Apples or oranges?
Apples after noon. Oranges before.
*What kind of camera do you use exactly?
Canon 7d. I LOVE my little lucy! She has been so faithful to me. She is my first "real" camera, I've had her for two and a half years.
*Is that what makes your pictures come out so nice or is it just the talent within you?
I will say that it is true that your equipment can make a astronomical difference in the outcome of a photo- depending on the type of photography. But everything I do with photography is definitely within. I have no training, or no education in this. What I have is a love for people and a love for this beautiful life. The rest is trial and error.
*What makes your work stand out more than any of the other photographers out there?
Honestly, this is also difficult because I am completely humble about what I do. I forget about the 'grading' of my photos and I gain my satisfaction solely on the reaction of my client when they see the outcome. I love to make people feel empowered and beautiful! I love handing them that confidence on a disc. If I could think of anything that sets me apart, it is that my clients and my followers can see the connection through my images that I make with my subject. It looks real, because it is. Also the fact that I have an authentic artistic raising helps with my creativity in the photo shoot I can pretty much shoot anywhere as long as I have a mixtures of colors and textures.
For new photographers? KEEP SHOOTING! I feel as though I have reached a point where I am making a creative breakthrough with every session.
*What inspires you?
People people people. I love nurturing and helping others. It's my calling and I am so blessed to be passionate about an art that can help someone find their confidence in how beautiful they are, to relaying a message through a photograph that would motivate people to change or grow. So many possibilities. And my heart is in the right place with it so I have no doubts that my dreams will be reached.
*Favorite T.V Show? Food? Book? Camera?
I haven't had cable in 6 years There's so much trash on television these days, and so much for me to be doing instead of wrapping myself up in someone else's reality... I don't miss it at all. I'd rather be creating. Food: chips and salsa and enchiladas. Book: to a.d.d. to read. Camera: canon of course, but I love my ae 1 and my 7d for different reasons.
*Have you ever included yourself in any photography contest?
I have not.
*Who have you worked with in the business world?
I am the Modeling Coach for the Atlanta Falcon Cheerleaders on the swimsuit calendar photo shoots, I have shot behind the scenes for music videos with P Diddy, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, a charity shoot shot by my boyfriend Russell with the Ying Yang Twins and Kilo, and just recently I was the photographer for a Oxygen t.v. pilot [with lines and everything!]. This summer will bring ALOT more
*What goals do you wish to accomplish in the near future?
Networking more, building connections with other people in the industry, and traveling. I am wanting to go to those countries where the women and the children are silenced and I want to be their voice.
*What goals have you accomplished this year so far?
Quitting my day job!!! I have worked between 40 and 60 hours a week for the past 4 years. I am a natural workaholic and when I realized that I could use all that energy to invest in working for myself, I made a plan, paid off my car, and moved to Atlanta.
*Do you want to become the best photographer ever?
I want to be known as one of the most effective photographers ever. The one that people respect because they can see that I am genuine in my work and I am passionate about progression in this world. I want to capture that images that promote people to get up, and get out, and help.
*Do you like The Big October Clothing?
Of course!! I need to get on that shoppin asap! You got a good thing going buddy.
*Any thoughts or comments?
You guys are awesome. Thank you so much for the interest and opportunity to be interviewed today. It's all about building each other up.
For more information on Kate Hänsel Photography
Please visit Facebook.com/katehanselphotography
Email her: email@example.com
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let it slip that the social media juggernaut has plans to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion USD. Having recently expanded to the Android market, Zuckerberg confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding that the deal won’t affect Instagram’s integration with competing social networks.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time they’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. For those of you concerned about the inevitable pairing of Facebook and Instagram, for the time being the two companies with act completely independently. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed via his site’s blog that the service, “is not going away,” adding, “the Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love.”
|Posted by The Big October on March 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by The Big October on February 16, 2012 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|