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Aaron Tyler: since I've taken that first photography course back in high school I just fell in love

First off, can you tell us about yourself and how you got started in photography?

Hello Im Aaron Tyler Soffer a freelance photographer currently in Los Angeles, CA.

I started my photography journey back in my Junior Year of High school with 35mm film and darkroom techniques. I eventually made my way to New York City to go The New York Film Academy for a Photography degree.

What do you love most about being a photographer?

Ever Since I've taken that first photography course back in high school I just fell in love with the process of making images.

You use natural light in a lot of your images. Why is that, what is the appeal of natural light for you?

I do prefer to use artificial lighting while working with photography. I like to control all aspects of lighting. But sometimes when shooting on location you can't use strobe lighting so using the natural light to get the shot.

What's going through your mind when you are behind the camera?

I just try to have fun when I'm behind the camera. Normally yes you should always be focusing on composition. and camera setting. But being able to talk and direct your model is just as important. But sometimes just allowing the model to be themselves in front of the camera, you will get the shot. It's a team effort from everyone involved.

What inspires you and what gives you ideas to create your beautiful images? Can your ideas change depending on the models you are working with?

My work has moved onto Fashion. So I will try and find like minded people to work with. Everyone has a vision or want or need. I like to get feedback from the stylist, the makeup artist, and the model.

Do you plan each photo out or are they created more spontaneously?

I like to try and compile Mood Boards for all talent involved so that everyone is usually on the same page. But use that as a guide. I like to try different things with different talent.

What is the best way to find work as a fashion and beauty photographer?

Network Network Network

What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in photography?

Pick up a camera and shoot. Practice, school helped me figure out what direction I wanted to go in.

Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?

Model: Emmanuel Enoch

Model: Phil Lasisi @phillasisi

Creative Director: kevin shannon

Model: Noah Andoh @nuwavedrip

Photographer: Aaron Soffer @aarontylerphotography


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