We are so excited to introduce the winner of 2013 Photography Idol and our newest Celebrity Photographer, Tabitha Patrick of Tabitha Patrick Photography.
Tabitha Patrick has been in business for 6 years, specializes in high school senior portraits, and fashion/editorial photography.
She has been featured or published in/by:
- Senior Style Guide
- Modern Teen Style
- POSE Modeling Magazine
- Model Magazine
- Lemonade and Lenses
- Senior Portraits Forum
- The Bloom Forum
Tabitha’s Stock Photography work has been seen all over the U.S. including but not limited to:
- Bed Bath & Beyond
Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?
Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?
I don’t think you can grow as a photographer if you aren’t getting honest critique. As a learning photographer, everything you improve on is amazing and better than what you were doing! Professional eyes can help to guide you through what you aren’t seeing.
What camera do you use? Favorite lens?
Canon Mark 5D my favorite lens is 70-200 2.8
What has been the most helpful critique you ever got on an image?
The most helpful critique has always been to stay true to my style.
What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
modern, editorial, bright
Where do you pull your inspiration from?
I pull my inspiration from everywhere, from magazine, music videos, fashion.
What is one specific way that you balance work and family?
Balancing work and family is hard, but I try to keep my work during “work” hours (while kids are at school) and all other times for the family.
Best biz/photo advice?
Best business advice I’ve gotten was “it’s not “friend-business” it’s show business”. I used to have a hard time speaking up for what I wanted and let people decide for me. Once I got over that, things started to fall into place and what I wanted/needed for my business started to come to pass.
How does your business deal with the rise in photographers. What have you done to standout and compete?
Honestly, I have made a conscious decision to NOT watch my competition. I am friends with some and we help each other out, but others I don’t watch. I need to make sure I do what I do because I love it and I’m good at it and watching others puts me in “I have to look like them” mode…which is what I don’t want to do.
Where have most of your 2011 clients come from (besides WOM)?
What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?
Amanda Holloway’s Business workshop
What is your most popular product?
Flash Drive and Mobile Albums
Be on the lookout for Tabitha in the next issue of Chic Magazine and in the Chic Critique Forum