My name is Ibukun komolafe, a female photographer based in South Carolina in the United States. I started photography about 7 years ago when I used to run my fashion business.
As part of my business processes in selling my fashion items, I had to take pictures of the items which I will then send off to clients. I will usually have to book an appointment with a photography company to come in and take those pictures. At the beginning, it made sense but in the long run, it was costing my business a lot of money because I had to pay the photography company each time they came in to take pictures. Hence, I decided to start taking the picture of my fashion items to save cost.
I loved the pictures and that is inspired me to enroll into the New York Institute of Photography with the goal of learning more about photography and when I completed, I started my own photography business which I named smartphonephotography.
People are surprised when they make enquires and they find out it is a woman actually taking the pictures. I guess this is because, over the years, photography has been male dominated.
One of my favorite photographer influencers are Dina Belenco and Weekend Creatives. I love how they think and how they represent their thoughts in the pictures they take; it’s so powerful. As a female photographer taking pictures of products for my clients, a good picture must be clean, clear and properly describe the product without words. If it does not have these qualities as a product photographer, it means you won’t be sending out the right message to customers.
In order to get good quality pictures that I shoot, a good phone with a good camera is very important. I have used a lot of phones in the last 7 years, but I currently use a Samsung s10e, s20 and iPhone SE 2020. I use these phones because I love how I can manipulate their cameras to get the kind of results I want to see in a picture. In addition, I use software like Adobe Lightroom Mobile, Photoshop Express, Snapseed, and Adobe Rush to give a little bit of effects to the pictures.
One of my major challenges since I started photography is time. I have had so many people on my neck that I have had to really be strict with my time to enable me deliver to my clients at the time they require.
I will encourage women to get into photography. There is no book or law anywhere in the world that says women can’t do certain jobs because they are women.
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Source: written in house