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ShutterFest Educator: Scott Robert Lim

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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ShutterFest Educator: Scott Robert Lim

Tell us a little about yourself and your studio.

I’m a self-taught photographer, but was a graphic designer for 12 years before I started my photography career. I always thought of myself as more of an entrepreneur than an artist. Whenever there was an art project at school, I would never get a good grade, so I never saw myself as an artist because I can’t draw worth a lick. However, with the advent of the computer and digital photography, I was able to translate my artistic skills into a medium more suited for my skill set. I always had a knack at selling, which has helped my photography career immensely. I also love talking and getting to know people, and I’ve always enjoyed teaching. I started teaching about eight years ago, and transitioned my career to education about five years ago. I realized I could not do both teaching and have a serious wedding photography career at the same time, especially if I wanted to spend quality time with my wife and two girls.

My greatest accomplishment is being married to my loving wife for more than 25 years. I feel so blessed my family got to celebrate our silver anniversary in Paris last summer, the birthplace of my photography career.  

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Top 10 Most Influential Photographers

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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individuals who rise above the pack and whose influence sends ripples throughout our industry. Whether it’s a photographer’s style or technique, success in establishing educational platforms, a ferocious
marketing drive or business know-how, we can all agree our industry has no shortage of influential talent. Before I spill the beans on the Who’s Who of our poll results, it’s important to acknowledge the
following question: How does a photographer’s influence spread throughout our industry?

My first taste of witnessing photographers spread their influence firsthand happened almost by accident while I was working as a sales rep for PDN and Rangefinder magazines. When I wasn’t scouring the tradeshow floor for leads, I was fortunate to attend several seminars at WPPI in Las Vegas and Photo Plus Expo in New York. Seminars and conferences are great venues to gauge speaker influence. They reveal in real time how certain photographers possess the “It-Factor” needed to win followers. After attending several of these seminars, it didn’t take long to notice that certain speakers in our industry had a definite “magnetism” that made them stand out. There were speakers who were strident in their confidence, displaying an almost “evangelical” furor onstage to a packed room. On the opposite end of the coin, there were those who would shuffle to the podium, maintain a monotone speech and foster zero audience participation other than uninspired applause.

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David Jay Interview | July 2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

 

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you should have heard something about David Jay’s “The Photo System.”

“Spray and pray!” was the shot heard ‘round the world. It has made professionals twitch collectively with anger and angst.

“Innovative.” “Forward thinking.” “Garbage.” “Irresponsible.”

Whatever you might think, dont judge until you listen to this one on one interview between Sal Cincotta and David Jay.

Article by Sal Cincotta

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