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I started this series to introduce you to the movers and shakers in contemporary photography. I completely underestimated how much insight each artist would share about life, their careers, marketing, and often technique. It's been an incredible experience, and with each new episode, there's something different being shared, not to mention some outstanding photographs.
Kim Ackerman joins me in this new episode. She's best known for her creativity in the world of boudoir, fashion, and glamour but she’s also an educator and talented motivator and mentor. Photographing professionally for the last seventeen years, it's only been the last few that she's been teaching. Her passion for the craft is infectious, and it comes out in every workshop she teaches.
Part of her "secret" is that she doesn’t just capture stunning images, but is directly involved in designing many of her own looks for concept shoots including gowns and headpieces. Being involved in every shoot is part of the story she and I talked about.
I love her backstory and how she's made a concept shoot a regular part of her relationship with her daughter. And, there's a bonus in this new "Why?" as I hit Kim with her feelings about the importance of exceeding client expectations.
To see more of Kim's work click on the image above. And, check out her blog! She regularly shares some great information about her upcoming workshops, speaking engagements, and retreats.
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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.