Featured Photographer: Elijah Swopes

"Get out and shoot everyday, learn your camera and you will be a better photographer."

Model Citizen App is the platform where we recognise fashion models, photographers, designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, creative directors, bloggers, stylists, and labels around the world. Every day, we feature an individual on Model Citizen Interviews. People get to know each of them - their hopes, challenges, aspirations and inspirations in life.

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field? Some day I want to be a creative director for a magazine. My next step in fashion photography is to dominate and understand ever aspect of lighting as to make my photos more dynamic and uniquely pleasing to look at. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? I am very easy going, but not a push over. I know what I want from every photoshoot and the clients I work with understand that. I will always ask if a client has any ideas or suggestions throughout the photoshoot as to make them more comfortable. If you had to do it over again, what would you change? I would change certain people I started with, but they helped me develop my style to were it is today. Who is your hero, and how have they helped you get to where you are? Jessica Kobeissi is my hero because her photos captivate me overtime and that is a goal of mine. How important are creative education courses? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful? I am self taught and strangely enough would not take a creative course because I rather be out learning on my own than from someone else. Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry? Get out and shoot everyday, learn your camera and you will be a better photographer.

Photo Credits: Photographer: Elijah Swopes @theswopes Contact Details: Instagram: @theswopes Email: hello.theswopes@gmail.com


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