Interview With Ginger Broderick Of Blue Eclipse Photography
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
A: In high school I did a lot of black and white film. I did a lot of portraits of my best friend. I remember this one photo was perfect; the lighting behind her looks like sunrays and her emotion on her face was beautiful.
Q: Do you like to talk about yourself or your pictures? If yes, about what aspects of photography? If no, why?
A: My photography tells stories of who I am as a person and what I love and believe in.
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: In high school I started playing with the camera and I fell in love!
Q: What does photography mean to you?
A: Photography means everything to me! It’s my passion, my love, my world. I couldn’t live without my photography.
Q: Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
A: I took some classes in high school just basic things and explored in college. I learn a lot on my own and developed my own style.
Q: How technical is your photography?
A: I keep up with the latest equipment and what’s new I can bring to my photography.
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: I do a lot of cropping in the camera as much as possible. I also do cropping in post production.
Q: Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
A: I love where I currently live Colorado. I would love to work and live in Hawaii and Ireland. Both of those places are so amazing and beautiful to photograph.
Q: Define the word “Beauty”
A: Beauty makes you feel emotional inside; you cant stop looking; its so amazingly beautiful.
Q: How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
A: I go into my own world and I am so focused on what I am photographing.
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: That happens a lot when I don’t have my camera on me and I miss a perfect shot. I also feel upset if a photo doesn’t come out like I wanted and cant re photograph it.
Q: Who are your influences and inspirations?
A: Ray Man, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish.
Q: What is your favorite image, either your own or someone else’s or both? Describe its creation or meaning to you?
A: Ray Man’s Photography. One of his most famous photos of a woman’s face and beads of tears on her face. I first saw that photo in high school from my teacher and I was in awe and emotional on how beautiful it is.
Q: What are the biggest personal or professional challenges you face on a daily basis?
A: Getting more exposure for my photography. I network all over the net and friends and family help me. I’m growing with my photography talent and I would like to move up a step to be published and known outside of my state.
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
A: Fashion and fantasy with people.
Q: Have you ever thought about or actually stopped doing photography? What were the circumstances?
A: No way I love it to much to stop!
Q: Do you ever have photographer’s block and if yes how do you deal with it?
A: Sometimes when I’m shooting for a couple hours and I cant think of anymore poses for the model or ways to shoot it’s hard at times; we take a short break and get back into it.
Q: What types of assignments are you attracted most?
A: Fashion, Fantasy, Couples, Emotional, Beauty.
Q: Describe what black and white photography means to you?
A: I love black and white photography. Sometime black and white looks so much better then color depending on what your shoot.
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: Photography is an art and people become their own artist in different ways. I’ve always been called an artist all my life.
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
A: My style is very unique, emotional and outside the box. I love combining fashion with fantasy.
Q: What has been the most surprising or most predictable reaction to your photographs?
A: Amazing, WOW, Outstanding Vision, Unique.
Q: Who or what would you love to shoot that you haven’t already?
A: I would love to photograph a few famous people I admire and love, someday in the future. Kate Beckinsale, Amy Lee, Milla Jovovich, Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie.
Q: What would you have done differently during your photography career so far and could this be an advice to others?
A: I am doing everything in my power right now to build my photography up and get noticed in the world.
Q: What are your thoughts on the paparazzi and their effects on photographers and photography?
A: I dislike them! They are not real photographers they only take photos of famous people for the money and making people look at their worst. They are a disgrace to the photography world!
Q: How do you feel about digital manipulation and to what extent do you utilize it?
A: I use it often in my photography work. Depending on what the theme and look I am going for.
Q: What other thoughts would you like to share?
A: Follow your dreams and never give up even if things are hard. Do what makes you happy in life!