Ep. 006: Amanda Diaz | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Art and fashion photographer Amanda Diaz on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s episode, we chat to photographer Amanda Diaz about marketing through social media, her creative process and how you can become a better photographer by believing in yourself.
Amanda Diaz’s Bio:
The type of photography that inspires me is romantic and dreamy, almost pre-Raphaelite. I admire all the different beauty in people and love sharing that with others in my photos.Many photographers pride themselves on their technical ability but I rely on my creativity and the valuable people that contribute to my ideas. The whole process from start to finish truly excites me.
Photography is my passion and always will be a part of me and what I do in my life.
Diaz is a freelance photographer born in Toronto, Ontario – currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta. Her work has been featured in multiple blogs, magazines and websites from around the world. She recently made the top ten fashion/editorial photographers of 2012 with the Framed Network. Amanda has shot in different cities across Canada and teaches Fashion Photography workshops all over the world!
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Amanda Diaz.
00:00 Welcome to the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
Amanda Diaz Interview on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:02 Amanda Diaz interview.
01:08 Amanda’s ‘breaking in’ story.
04:09 Why Diaz decided to become a professional photographer and how she did it.
05:26 How Amanda works with models for her creative work and why she values them so much.
06:42 Amanda describes her style of photography.
07:35 Is there a single philosophy behind Amanda Diaz’s photography?
08:25 The camera as a reflection of the photographer.
09:29 Diaz chats about her creative process.
11:39 Why you should be your own worst critic.
12:36 How Amanda approaches post-production.
14:17 Why it’s still important to get the photos right ‘in camera’.
15:34 Which camera Amanda uses.
16:26 What inspires Amanda Diaz?
18:38 Why individual photographs and not photographers inspire Diaz.
20:00 Keep calm and stay focused.
21:32 How running educational workshops has influenced Amanda’s own photography.
23:41 Why believing in your photography is the key to success.
27:34 Amanda Diaz’s top tip for new photographers.
28:38 Where to find Amanda online and where you can learn more about her workshops.
30:26 Information about Amanda’s Photoshop actions.
31:04 How Diaz uses social media for marketing.
34:57 Who is Amanda Diaz’s favourite photographer of all time and why you should aways be looking at other photographer’s work.
39:10 Thanks to Amanda for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast!
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 6.
39:29 Thank you to Amanda Diaz for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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