@JoelECarlson – Hello everyone, and “Welcome!” @David_Sherman. Lets start today’s Twitterview in focus. :)
@David_Sherman – I am ready!
Q – #1 So @David_Sherman, where did you grow up, and what were some of the steps that you took to get where you are today?
A: Grew up in Iowa – studied AgEcon – worked in sales /mking for 11+ yrs – able to finally follow my passion!
Q – #2 So what led you to get into photography? What kinds of things or kinds of people do you shoot?
A: I was always fascinated by the ability of photography to communicate emotion and personality
AND I was tired of paying for bad images of my kids!
My practice includes shooting @MNTimberwolves, @minnesotalynx, @targetcentermn and many corporate /individual clients.
Also – with some great non-profits – @openarmsmn, @JFCSMinneapolis , AEON, Ampersand Families.
Q – #3 Are athletes easier then say family to shoot photos of? What’s a “trademark” of your style of photography?
A: Athletes are great to work with-usually no crying babies!-but pose their own set of challenges! – esp tight time-frames
My objective is to capture the personality,emotion and energy of my clients-keep the image clean-let my subject speak!
Q – #4 Nice! So how has your experience using Social Media been, and does it help with the work that you do?
A: I try to use Social Media-esp Twitter-for building my business brand – usually tweet with a photo.
Use Twitter to follow interesting people and business trends/topics. Great way to see what my clients are up to!
Q – #5 Who are 5-15 people on Twitter that you follow that you benefit from connecting to?
A: In addition to @JoelECarlson interesting stuff always from @flashlightmpls , @KatieNadeau,@Sherman_Ian!
Q – #6 That’s nice of you to say! :) Now for your FAVS: Favorite – restaurant, store, summer activity, color & camera.
A: Fav restaurants – senyai-senlek in NE,Pittsburgh Blue and sushi anywhere!
Fav summer activity – biking and lounging on the deck! I shoot with the #Canon system.
Q – #7 @David_Sherman – How about FAVE store & color? :)
A: Ok – fav color is blue – fav stores – REI, any bicycle shop, any camera store.
Q – #8 To end with today, what suggestion or mantra would you like to share with everyone today?
A: Pursue your dreams, exceed your clients’ expectations, keep family as the most important priority!
@JoelECarlson – Well said! Thank you @David_Sherman for sharing some of your life & thoughts today with this Twitterview. Have a great day!
@David_Sherman – Thank you for the opportunity!