Recently, Puremotion Studio Director of Photography; Alex Huang was asked to answer some curly questions for an online blog, some of which really delved deep into his creative psyche and made him think hard about his answers.
We thought we would share some of them with you over a couple of blog instalments. Here is part 1 that cover 8 juicy industry related (& a couple of personal questions) too.
What do you love most about your profession?
I love being able to connect with new people on a deep and emotional level. It’s always such an honour to witness couples interact with the most important people in their lives and be responsible for capturing those moments on film.
What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?
It has to have a good story attached to it that makes a strong emotional link and connects with the viewer.
Do you love traveling? And if so….why?
Yes, absolutely. Travelling is a big part of my life and it is so important to me as it has developed my ability to view the world in all its vast and contrasting beauty. It has also taught me the art of spontaneity and the ability to capture moments that can often unfold or occur very quickly. It’s allowed me to develop an authentic approach to my work.
The best thing in life is:
Knowing who you are and knowing what your purpose in life is
What things are totally not allowed when shooting?
The worst thing in my opinion, is not bringing a sense of energy and life to the party. It is so important to be fun, light hearted and friendly so that people feel comfortable and relaxed around you quickly and the ice is broken from the start.
Can you give a few tips on for wedding photographers beginning in the business?
It is important to find your own style. Learn how to do business properly & never undervalue your work.
Do you have any professional taboos?
Always present in a professional manner and lay off the partying the day before.
How do you define success? How do you measure it?
For myself, success looks like freedom and the ability to be able to focus more on what I love doing and less of the stresses that come with the daily grind.