Spotlight on: I am Sam Photography
Describe your photography style in three words:
I would say my style is very Natural, Emotive and Engaging
What advice would you give to a budding photographer who wants to turn their passion into a business? I would say that it’s a hugely tough and competitive market to get into, but if you have tons of drive and ambition you can make a living from your passion and do what you love everyday. I still have tough days, as I’m sure all photographers do - but with a lot of motivation (and a tiny bit of luck!) you can create a successful business.
Do you have a favourite photograph you’ve ever taken, and why?
That’s so hard!! I’ve been taking pictures for over 10 years and in that time I’ve taken 1000’s, each one special to me - but after a lot of thought, I’ve chosen a very recent one I took of a lovely couple who I’m photographing their wedding for in September. We visited the venue to have a look around and came across a gorgeous corn field - we picked a fairly miserable day weatherise so I felt the image was more eye-catching in black & white to show the different textures of the corn and the brooding clouds, keeping the focus on Charlotte & Rob.
Is there anything exciting coming up in your business that we can look forward to?
I'm currently going through years of travel photos to create an exhibition of my work - having been a photographer onboard cruise ships in another life, I had the chance to visit some fantastic destinations so I thought it’s now time to show them off! I will also be exploring more of Shropshire and taking lots more photos along the way :)
Have you got a favourite spot in Shropshire that you like to photograph, and why?
As a fairly new addition to Shropshire, I’m still finding my way around and exploring the county but a place that really took my breath away when I visited was The Stiperstones National Park - it has some of the best views of Shropshire, you can’t help but feel amazed by its beauty - I’m so lucky to live here!
Favourite food? I love a good curry, not too spicy though!
Favourite drink? G&T with lots of ice and a slice of orange
Favourite place to eat in Shropshire? Peepo in Bridgnorth - fantastic pizzas :)
Favourite place to shop in Shropshire? Shrewsbury, around all the independent record shops
Favourite place to go in Shropshire? Comer woods, Dudmaston with my dog, Billie