Image copyright Yvonne Renee Boyd. All rights reserved.
The photography industry is built on a foundation of creativity, passion, and friendships. Sure, great images are at the core, but it's the artists we meet along the way who help make each day in the industry a little more special.
Chamira Young and I, together with PhotoShelter, launched a new podcast series on January 17 called "Beyond Technique." Exploring the PhotoShelter website and blog, I was looking at their New Member Shoutouts. The first thing that hit me was the quality of the photographs, and the second, the diversity of the images.
It's time for you to meet Yvonne Renee Boyd, a talented photographer from Atlanta. There's a section of her bio that's typical of so many of the most creative artists we know. Photographers who started their journey in another direction, and along the way discovered photography.
..."she wanted to be a drummer in a rock and roll band...she went to college to study music and after graduation moved to Atlanta, where while realizing her dream of playing music she also discovered her passion for photography. After spending six years working in the studio of a commercial photographer, Yvonne opened up her own boutique photo lab. A decade later she made the decision to close the lab and began shooting her own work full time. She's been published nationally with advertising and editorial work; her prints have been purchased by private collectors as well as commercial clients...along the way she did play drums in rock and roll bands - still plays today."
If you've never visited the PhotoShelter website, click on the banner below. A leader in helping artists present their work, they're also an incredible resource covering so many different aspects of photography. They never slow down in their efforts to help you run a more successful business.
Best of all, they set the standard for being accessible. They're just a phone call away at 212-206-0808. Most questions are answered on their website, but there's always a live body to help you raise the bar for your business. I so appreciate their ability to walk the talk!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.