“Her beautiful work radiates happiness and joy….”
Taryn Boyd is the owner of Blue Hippo Photography and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and their two boys. Blu Hippo Phtography has been in business since 2011. Taryn’s style focuses on the emotions of childhood using only natural light. You can read the complete interview she gave recently to Rock The Shot on their blog. Please visit both her website to see examples of her work, and also visit Rock The Shot for the complete interview. Ms. Boyd has allowed me to reprint an excerpt of that interview which resonates with me and might to some of you reading this:
What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or in your business? Since this year had only just begun I am going to say what I am currently working on and I hope I can say I learned by 2015. I am trying to back away from the “noise” on social media. I get hung up on the numbers. “Why didn’t I get more likes on this photo? What did I do wrong? Is it not good or something?” You get the idea. I need to concentrate more on the people who have taken the time to “like” my photo, comment on it and continue to be my cheerleaders. I know in my heart that as an artist there are going to be people who love your work and those that don’t and I need to be okay with that.
If you could encourage a new photographer in one area, what would it be? Take your time getting into the business. I see so many photographers popping up everywhere and that’s great. But to go into business is a completely different thing. It isn’t all sunshine and lollipops. Make sure you’ve done your research and know that it is okay to be a hobbyist.