Hey everyone! It has been a really long time that I did a post in this series, apologies! I’ve been into photography for as long as I remember, but the love has grown manifold in a couple of months. I’ve been binge watching Photography, Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials on YouTube. That’s when I came across The Bite Shot and she had me subscribed in a minute. Her tutorials are super easy to understand and her photographs are beyond amazing. If you are new here, following are the previous posts in the Real People, Real Stories series:
So, let us get to know her better!
Name: Joanie Simon
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
A little introduction about yourself and what you do
I’m Joanie, a food photographer, and blogger living in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and two sons. I love teaching people food photography techniques on YouTube and connecting with other creative people.
How & when were you introduced to Food Photography
I first starting taking pictures of food when I started a personal blog while living in New York City. I was sharing my experiences with my family back home and a lot of what I was excited to share was food. Eventually, that morphed into a dedicated food blog and as much as I loved sharing recipes, I almost loved the photography aspect more.
What were the obstacles, if any, and how did you overcome them
What are the essential skills or gear to have for Food Photography
Something you would like to say to the budding Food Photographers
What are you most grateful for and to what do you owe your success
I have an incredible partner, my husband, who is supportive of my creativity and my business. Even when it seemed like a crazy idea to pursue food photography professionally, he was my biggest cheerleader and pushed me to take risks. He’s also my most honest critic, not allowing me to settle for second best.
*Thank you, Joanie, for doing this interview! I’ll be your loyal subscriber*
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