Andy Kerr: Art, Photography, and Design
Hired 3 times
9 years in business
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Questions! Questions! I ask so many, some people find it rather amusing. Once I've determined that I can do what the customer is wanting, I dig in and try to understand the feel of the photo they're after. Once I get that, I go and research everything I can about the location, lighting, whether I need permits, permissions, and find out if there are any local restrictions. At that point, I probably have more questions! I try to make it so that, once we get to the actual shoot, all the surprises are good ones. I typically have the client check the photos on the back of the camera before we leave the shoot to make sure we've got what they want. I'll have lightly polished photos for review and selection a few days later, and typically deliver the final files about a week or so after that.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm constantly learning, and trying new things. Every shoot I go to, I ask, "What can I do that's different, what new thing can I try, to build on the skills I already know?" Whether it's working with off-camera lighting, or a Photoshop technique, or working on communication and body language to bring out the best in a client, I am constantly, actively digging into every source I can find.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always been a bit of an outsider, an observer, a people-watcher. The world fascinates me, and I've always enjoyed showing people the wonderful little quirks I've found. I've always been very technically-minded, so photography and graphic design have been a very natural fit for my interests and skills.