Photo above taken by Joe Buissinck There are so many people that have influenced me in this game and inspired me to get better and better. Here is a quick list of the best people that I follow on blogs and youtube . Jared Polin "Fro Knows Fotos" (amazing low light and concert photographer), Jasmine Star (Southern California Wedding Photographer), Joe Buissink (wedding photographer for the stars), Brett Florens (unreal wedding photographer) and Bambi Cantrell (San Francisco based wedding photographer). They are all amazing follows and give great information on how they get the amazing photos that they get.
The only non-wedding photographer of the group is Jared Polin. He is REAL though and will teach you everything you need to know about low light. He isn't afraid to tell people the truth. He did wedding photography in the past and has that photojournalistic approach. He is amazing at what he does and is all about telling a story with his photography.
Jasmine Star is a wedding photographer from SoCal that has a story that is very similar to the path I want to follow. She started a bit clueless on the industry, but quickly made herself into one of the best in the business. I love her story and she gives great tips.
Bambi Cantrell.. I am in awe with the photos that she takes. She makes everyone look like supermodels! I don't know why, but one of the biggest things that she has said that has stuck in my brain is "I would rather ask for forgiveness, then ask for permission."
Brett Florens and Joe Buissinck are the guys that get called in for the big dollar weddings. If you can match their approach, then you will be in your own league.
I love this group of photographers and business people. It will be a dream to be mentioned with some of these people.