Today we’d like to introduce you to Catherine Hodges.
Catherine, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I have been in love with taking photos, pretty much as long as I can remember. I would take photos for my dad’s band, I was on my middle school yearbook committee, and even convinced some of my friends to do photoshoots with me during high school. I didn’t really get into it professionally until December of 2016, when my husband bought me my first DSLR camera. I learned as much as I possibly could about my camera by watching YouTube tutorials and reading articles online. Starting off, I only took photos of landscapes and nature, but soon I felt drawn to taking portraits. By joining local photography groups on Facebook, I was able to start working with local aspiring, as well as seasoned models in the industry. My portfolio has been growing ever since. My goal is to now make photography my full-time job, and also open up my very own studio.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My niche is really taking creative portraits. I love creating cool camera effects and working with color to accent the beauty of my subject. I find that working outdoors, with natural lighting, really brings my photos to life as well. Consistency with the quality of my photos is also really important to me as a photographer. I want to make sure my clients get gorgeous, high quality images; therefore, I take the time to really play with lighting and camera settings, as well as taking special care to post process each photo individually to make sure it’s of the top most quality. I feel like I make personal connections with most of the people I photograph, and I think that’s super important in so many ways. I want them to know that their photos are important to both of us.
Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Honestly, my best piece of advice is going to sound pretty cheesy, but it’s true. Never give up on your dreams. It’s not always going to be easy, but if you are determined and push yourself, it will happen.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
The easiest way to see my work is to check out my website at www.catherinehodges.com! The best way to help support my work is to share it! If you or someone you know is need of a photographer send them over to my website. I am always willing chat about your photography needs!
- Website: www.catherinehodges.com
- Phone: 8572010333
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/cat.hodges
- Facebook: facebook.com/catherinehodgesphotography
Models: Addie Silva, Jessie Franklin, Taylor Jones, Jazzy Steele, Melissa Marie, Marline Valcimond, Amber Namery, and Maria Pastukhova.