Ep. 013: Rob Woodcox | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Art photographer Rob Woodcox on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we chat to art photographer Rob Woodcox about his creative process from beginning to end, photographing with emotion and why you should take the leap and follow your dreams.
Rob Woodcox’s Bio:
Rob Woodcox is a surreal portrait and fine artist born in Houston, raised in Detroit, and currently residing in Portland Oregon. EndFragmentHe exercises his talent for photography with a passion that is unquenchable and contagious. As he creates each piece of his artwork, Rob strives to capture fragments of a vivid life sewn by the threads of reality, memory and dream. Each concept is a declaration of his experience and strives to tell a meaningful story to each individual that views it.
His interest in photography began in the fall of 2009 and he started pursuing a full-time career in the fall of 2013. He brings his natural sense of adventure, innovation, and youthful spirit into every interaction, and incorporates these facets into every image. Rob thrives on sharing his imagination and dreams with others; in the fall of 2013, he had the opportunity to have an image turned into a film as a part of Project Imaginat10n with Ron Howard and Canon.
Rob is also passionate about raising awareness for those in need and in 2013 used his photography to raise funds for foster kids to attend camp and to further knowledge of the need in the foster care system. His collaboration with 4 others artists, Stories Worth Telling, raised 12K for foster kids in need.
Throughout 2014 he had the privilege to excel teaching other artists through interactive portfolio and technique building workshops. He has taught in over 10 cities around the USA and Canada. In November of 2014 Rob’s Stories Worth Telling series was featured on Yahoo, ABC and various other large media sites, re-energising the project and sparking a new initiative to raise funds for foster children.
In 2015 Rob showed his photographs in the historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to continue supporting foster children. He will also bring his educational workshops to three new continents, South America, Asia and Australia.
When he is not creating photographs, Rob mentors artists, travels, explores the wilderness, cooks, and longboards.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Rob Woodcox.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 13 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Rob Woodcox Interview on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:41 Rob Woodcox interview.
04:19 Rob Woodcox’s ‘breaking in’ story.
03:27 How Rob made the move to becoming a professional photographer.
05:58 The scary first step of becoming a professional.
07:14 Woodcox describes his style of photography.
07:35 Rob’s business model of commercial work and teaching.
08:19 What is one of the most important elements of a great fine-art piece.
09:13 What is the guiding force behind Rob’s work.
11:01 Rob Woodcox discusses his creative process from start to finish.
12:42 Writing stories to get the final image right in your head before shooting.
14:54 Rob Woodox’s pre-production workflow.
17:20 A breakdown of Woodcox’s actual photoshoot.
19:24 How much of Rob’s work is created ‘in camera?’
20:56 Rob’s typical camera setup and ‘zooming with your feet.’
23:00 What inspires Rob Woodcox?
24:06 Playing with fire: DON”T TRY THIS AT HOME.
28:55 Rob Woodcox’s best advice for new photographers.
30:50 Rob’s top technical tip!
31:51 Details on Rob Woodcox’s upcoming workshops.
35:54 Who is Rob Woodcox’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 13.
38:00 Thank you to Rob Woodcox for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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