Chic Critique is so excited to have Tamara Burross from From the Treetop as a Celebrity Photographer in June!
She will be offering a 4 WEEK CRITIQUE beginning June 2nd!
Sign up to have your photos critiqued by Tamara this June! 9 seats left!
Tamara Burross, the photographer behind From the Treetop, specializes in fine art, conceptual, commercial and child photography. Since opening her studio in 2006, her artistic approach toward portraiture was rapidly sought after by clients and photographers alike. A background in art and clothing design contributes to her distinctive use of color, texture and styling. Her work has been described as masterful, classic, passionate and ethereal.
Upon the request of many who admire her unique editing style, Tamara began offering photographer tools and mentoring in 2011. From the Treetop actions, textures and presets have been extremely well received by beginning and professional photographers around the world.
Tamara’s work is featured in several national publications, blogs and children’s clothing lines, including Eden’s Bouquet. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and three children.
A WELCOME from Tamara:
Welcome, I am so excited that you have signed up. I am looking forward to exploring your work with an open heart. Critique doesn’t have to be intimidating. Good critique does not force you into a mold; it opens your eyes to your strengths and inspires you to move past barriers that may be holding you back. My goal for this month is to bring you words of encouragement and some insight that will help you realize your artistic goals.
What camera do you use and what is your favorite lens?
Nikon d700 50mm 1.4 & 85mm 1.4
Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?
I edit in both but mostly Photoshop
Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?
Critique can be crucial to an artist’s development. Good critique can help you grow and bad critique, even though it hurts, can actually propel you forward and make you more determined. Obviously, good critique that is done in the right spirit is the most beneficial. It won’t force you into a mold; rather it can open your eyes to your own unique strengths while encouraging you to work on areas that may be holding you back.
What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
sentimental, artful, romantic
Where do you pull your inspiration from?
All things vintage, fabrics, photography, film, books and light…I am really inspired by great natural light.
What is one specific way that you balance work and family?
I had to learn to say “no”, even when it felt uncomfortable. By saying “no” to things I knew were going to overwhelm me, I was saying “yes” to my family and my sanity!
Best biz/photo advice?
Learn your craft and stop comparing yourself to others. Be confident in your talent and know your worth. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.
What have you learned the hard way?
That it’s ok to not be good at every genre of photography. Find out what you are good at and what drives you. That is usually where your talent lies.
Where have most of your 2013/2014 clients come from (besides WOM)?
Online marketing, Facebook and internet searches.
What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?
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