Things I Wish I Knew When I Began Photography
- How Kevin first began to turn his hobby into a career and things he should have considered before turning pro.
- Lessons learned from social media, photo contests, newsletters, etc. - How to create your own niche to avoid ruts and stale growth.
- The importance of being around like-minded people who have the same drive.
- The person behind the image is just as important as the image itself and it's all about and how you portray yourself to the public.
- Be willing to adapt to how things change within the profession and taking risks to come out of your comfort zone
- Always be cognizant of trends and never stop learning from those around you
KEVIN McNEAL- Kevin McNeal is a Washington St. photographer focusing on grand colorful landscapes that reflect the most unique places on earth. Capturing moments of magic light and transferring this on print, images behold a combination of perseverance, patience, and dedication to capture the images in ways unseen before. The stories of how these images are rendered come across in the feelings the images convey. Traveling all over North America with his wife by his side, shooting diverse landscapes and finding remote places to bring the message to the public that this Earth is worth saving. His award winning images can be seen in galleries and showings across the United States, and was recently selected to the Art Wolfe Art Gallery for the Environmental Photography Invitational. As well Kevin was the grand winner of the Landscape category for the Natures Best Magazine and was selected for the Smithsonian National Museum of History in Washington D.C..