[Interview] Photographer Romeo Shagba on How to Find Your Style as an Artist

Romeo Shagba on How to Find Your Style as an Artist

Recently I was lucky enough to sit down with up-and-coming photographer Romeo Shagba and pick his brain on creativity, craft, and how to find your style as an artist.

Romeo came to Malaysia by way of Nigeria some years ago and has since established himself as a portrait photographer with an uncanny surrealist style.

© Romeo Shagba Photography | romeoshagba.com

Little Red Riding Hood, © Romeo Shagba

Tune in below while Romeo and I discuss…

  • When to hone and pick a specific style and how having a distinct style helps you brand yourself
  • How to find your niche
  • Knowing your market and meet the people you need to advance the quality of gigs you’re getting
  • Having a stringent cut for which photos make it public
  • How to set up the right conditions for creativity to flow
  • Not overthinking an idea
  • The effect of pressure on creativity
  • The state of photography in 2014
  • The future of photography

Listen here:

Listen to the next episode in the series – Matej Valtr on his Creative Process as a Filmmaker

Stuff we reference in the interview you may be wondering about:

mood board

      - a collage of images, text, and other objects important to the project composed in a specific way. Helps in developing a design concept and to gives other people working on the project an idea of the creative direction.

www.500px.com

      - online community of beautiful photos

www.flickr.com

      - 1TB free photo online photo storage + easy social media sharing

Photoshop

    - a state of the art professional suite of media editing software

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