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Nicholas Creevy – Photographer Interview

In this week’s photographer interview we’re featuring UK photographer Nicholas Creevy.

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Check out Nicholas on Twitter, Flickr and at his Website.

How did you first get into photography?

I first brought my first DSLR around 4-5 years back while I was learning graphic design at college. The main reason for my purchase was to take some stock photos to use in my graphic design work and by fluke I captured a split second image of a relative of mine, a few people said I had a skill for taking general portraits. Even tho I knew this was a fluke I decided to try my skills in the fashion industry so I signed up to a modelling website (ModelMayhem) and set up my first photo shoot with a model, it just went all from there!

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

I really wish I prepared for how competitive the fashion industry is back when I first started that I have come to know now, It is like a school playground where you have the cool kids at one end and the no-so-cool kids at the other end, Along with that one person in the middle!

What type of camera do you use most?

My first camera as a Canon EOS 400D (Xti), but I have since then upgraded to a Canon EOS 5D as I just love full frame!

What is your favorite lens?

I used to really love the 50mm prime lens, but now the 85mm just never comes off my camera!

Could you share a favorite recent image and tell us a little of the back story behind it

The story behind the image above is really the way my style is going, I took this while I was location scouting for a upcoming shoot I had planned at the time. So I would defiantly this is one of my favorite as this is reflecting me now!

Do you have a tip for beginner to intermediate photographers that will help them improve their photography?

Never stop experimenting, always try to push your boundaries every day. I have seen some photographers around whom have had their style handed practically to them from another. Trust me, developing your own style and seeing it’s hard work pay off is worth so much more than having it handed to you.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • http://www.grtaylor2.com Greg Taylor

    Great interview. As with everything style comes with visualization, experimenting and patience.

  • http://50two.wordpress.com/ junglebear

    Another interesting interview, I’m liking this as a regular feature.
    Maybe proof-reading before publishing would be a good idea though?

  • http://lafango.com/fortunato_uno fortunato_uno

    a little bio would have been nice. has he been featured any where that some one might recognise. i mean why should i care about some guy who’s taken picturs for four years.is he famous? heck there isn’t even a web sight to view his work?

  • http://foodientravelbug.blogspot.com Mei Teng

    “Never stop experimenting, always try to push your boundaries every day”. Thanks for this inspiring tip! :)

  • bmc

    fortunato_uno Says:

    May 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    a little bio would have been nice. has he been featured any where that some one might recognise. i mean why should i care about some guy who’s taken picturs for four years.is he famous? heck there isn’t even a web sight to view his work?

    At the very beginning of the post, where he’s introduced, his name is a clickable link to his site.

  • http://www.flickr.com/jonmcgovern Jon McGovern

    Great but I’d have liked it to be a little longer.

  • http://karenstuebingsdailyshoot.wordpress.com/ Karen Stuebing

    After clicking on his name to see his work, I have to say it is amazing. He wasn’t over stating it when he said he had a skill for taking portraits and a unique style.

    The interview is a bit short so we don’t know how his photography evolved except his statement about experimenting and pushing one’s boundaries. And one last photo to see the direction he’s going.

    I would have liked to see where he came from. I think every photographer should look at what they shot, say four years ago, and compare it with what they’re shooting today. For beginners, it could be a shorter time period. But I think anyone who does this will see their photography is evolving.

    So it might have been enlightening to see what he shot when he started compared to what he is shooting now.

    Although, it is a short interview, I found it informative.

  • http://www.g1mp3r.com Mark

    The interview is great and his site is great!

Some older comments

  • Mark

    May 15, 2010 11:00 am

    The interview is great and his site is great!

  • Karen Stuebing

    May 11, 2010 06:47 pm

    After clicking on his name to see his work, I have to say it is amazing. He wasn't over stating it when he said he had a skill for taking portraits and a unique style.

    The interview is a bit short so we don't know how his photography evolved except his statement about experimenting and pushing one's boundaries. And one last photo to see the direction he's going.

    I would have liked to see where he came from. I think every photographer should look at what they shot, say four years ago, and compare it with what they're shooting today. For beginners, it could be a shorter time period. But I think anyone who does this will see their photography is evolving.

    So it might have been enlightening to see what he shot when he started compared to what he is shooting now.

    Although, it is a short interview, I found it informative.

  • Jon McGovern

    May 11, 2010 06:25 pm

    Great but I'd have liked it to be a little longer.

  • bmc

    May 11, 2010 04:32 pm

    fortunato_uno Says:

    May 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    a little bio would have been nice. has he been featured any where that some one might recognise. i mean why should i care about some guy who’s taken picturs for four years.is he famous? heck there isn’t even a web sight to view his work?

    At the very beginning of the post, where he's introduced, his name is a clickable link to his site.

  • Mei Teng

    May 11, 2010 11:15 am

    "Never stop experimenting, always try to push your boundaries every day". Thanks for this inspiring tip! :)

  • fortunato_uno

    May 11, 2010 10:39 am

    a little bio would have been nice. has he been featured any where that some one might recognise. i mean why should i care about some guy who's taken picturs for four years.is he famous? heck there isn't even a web sight to view his work?

  • junglebear

    May 11, 2010 09:15 am

    Another interesting interview, I'm liking this as a regular feature.
    Maybe proof-reading before publishing would be a good idea though?

  • Greg Taylor

    May 11, 2010 06:31 am

    Great interview. As with everything style comes with visualization, experimenting and patience.

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