How to find your own voice and define your path as a photographer

Episode #281: Interview with Tara Ruby (34 minutes)

Discussion Topics

  1. Finding Your Voice
  2. imitation vs. inspiration
  3. being limitless
  4. embracing community

Tara Ruby

Award-winning Family & Military Photographer

Tara is an internationally award winning and acclaimed photographer specializing in family and military photography. Cosmopolitan magazine called her work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that her work has caused “the internet to lose its collective mind”. After serving in the United States Air Force, then attending the New York Institute of Photography, she worked to pioneer a style of family, newborn, maternity, breastfeeding and birth photography that has earned a coveted first-place finish from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, merits with the Professional Photographers of America and an Associate title from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. Among hundreds of international publications, her work has been shared on Facebook over 3.5 million times and featured in Vanity Fair, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, SELF Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and The Army Times and many more.

Summary of Discussion Topics:

  • Why you need to find your own voice as a photographer.
  • The role of “imitation” vs. inspiration in developing your style.
  • Plagiarism in photography.
  • How to start in finding your own voice.
  • How to tell if you’re on to something when making your journey.
  • Be prepared to stand up for what you believe.
  • How to become more open to new ideas.
  • How to help yourself come up with new ideas.
  • Why you shouldn’t limit yourself and carve your own path.
  • How to eliminate excuses.
  • Why it’s important to surround yourself with the right people.
  • Why you should join communities and attend conventions as a photographer.
  • How we can change minds and make a real impact on the world with our photographs.

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