We had the good fortune of connecting with judson welsh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Judson, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of? In photography people don’t see the hundreds of hours it takes behind the scenes. Social media has simplified photography down to a snap and a preset. There’s nothing wrong with that and I actually love how simple it has become to take and share images. I do think there’s a misconception when it comes to professional photography where some don’t see the many hours spent researching and perfecting the skills required to capture a stunning image.
Let’s talk shop. Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community? Photography is something I have been interested in for years. Being able to take an amazing photo has always been fascinating to me. Within the last couple of years, I decided this would be something I could pursue professionally. I knew that when I started I had a lot to learn so I took as many pictures as possible. I did free shoots, spent countless hours editing, and got to a point where I was confident in my skills as a photographer. I believe trial and error is the best way to learn! I’ve failed a lot along the way, but I’ve learned valuable lessons that made me a better photographer.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout? My close family and friends have been a major part of my growth and learning process. My Dad has been the most supportive and important person when it came to doing what I love. I gained a lot of knowledge of photography and business from people like Atlanta photographer Evan Raft and his YouTube channel. And I owe a lot to my brother Jim Kalina for the constant shout-outs and overall support over the years!
Image Credits Judson Welsh – Moment Photography
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