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JAYNE PRITCHARD – PHOTOGRAPHER

Posted December 5th by Design Splat in Photographers

Today on Design Splat we have Jayne Pritchard who is a 21 year old photographer from the valleys of North Wales! She specialises in Fashion and Portraiture but also enjoys commercial and landscape photography.

Enjoy!

-Interview

Hello and Welcome to Design Splat Jayne and thank you for giving us a couple of minutes of your time!

Hello DS!

To get the readers started tell us a bit about what you do:

I’m a 21 year old self taught freelance photographer based in the valleys of north Wales. I specialise in portraiture and fashion photography although I do enjoy other fields of photography including landscape and commercial.

How did you get into Photography?

When I was 16 I came across inspiring images on the internet, I then found my dad’s 1970’s camera collection. I guess I started experimenting after that.

What aspect of Photography?

I love Portraiture and Fashion Photography.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Filthy rich, living and working in Las Vegas! Really, I hope to be an established, travelling photographer.

Freelance photographer/Own business or working for a company?

Freelance!

What drives you/gives you the ‘go’ to keep at it and do everything?

Competition, wanting to achieve a better image every time the hope that one day I will be a crazy  filthy rich photographer, I joke.

What obstacles – if any, have you encountered along the way?

They are constant obstacles; just getting your name “out there” is a slow and tiring process. Getting work and receiving money is another you have to work really hard to build you’re credibility and to get attention before people even notice you exist and that you’re “doing you’re thing.”

Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?

Yes, my little sister when she was about 6 (the photo of the small girl in a pink dress). The dress was mine when I was younger. The photo was actually taken on the stairs and at that particular point I think she was walking away from me as she was tired and moody. She just happened to glance back and she had a beautiful expression and I was luckily enough to capture it.

If you could photograph/have a shoot with anyone who would it be?

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta! AKA Lady Gaga! Also Johnny Depp, Andy Hull, and Neil Strauss that’s all…..

Does fame attract you?

No. I enjoy my privacy too much. I get very freak like when anyone interferes with my privacy. I would like a few people to know about me and to like my work that would be nice.

How do you feel about photo manipulation?

I don’t have an opinion on photo manipulation as a whole sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you NEED it, sometimes you don’t!

How do you rate yourself as a photographer?

10…Out of….10.

What makes a good photographer?

A good photographer is someone who has a good eye for a great photo. Someone who grows as a photographer

Do you think the Photography Industry is difficult to break into? Are you worried about the amount of competition with more and more people becoming photographers?

Yes it’s difficult but if it wasn’t difficult to break into there would be A LOT of photographers at the top. There’s nothing unhealthy about competition it encourages creativity.

Three words to describe yourself?

I’m Crazy, weird, and a loner!

Hobbies and other interests?

Music.Music I love Music, dancing & reading (I sound boring, I’m not)

Favourite photographer?

Yousuf Karsh – If anyone doesn’t know who this photographer is….He was a portrait photographer he combined psychology with photography to capture the personalities of his subject.

Any Tips and tricks you want to share with aspiring Photographers?

It’s difficult, but it’s a fun and risky path as long as you keep going!

Tools of the trade?

Canon & fast lenses

Best and worst photo you’ve taken?

Best photo I’ve taken so far is of Andy Hull from Manchester Orchestra (live). Mostly because I’m obsessed with the band and I considered it to be a “big” thing when I managed to photograph him.
Worst? I think there are a few lurking on google images. I remember one in particular. It was a small local band and I had managed to get a decent portrait of all band members (despite the poor light) except for the poor drummer. I consider that particular photo to be the worse.

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Email: Ljaynephotography@googlemail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LJayne-Photography/127222381547

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljaynephotography/

Some of the photos from Jayne’s portfolio:

 


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