Hobbyist Photographer with a passion for photographing people
Time for and update. I have moved from Oregon and now living in Texas. I moved just outside of the Austin area. If this is your first time reading this I am Gerald Moncrief.
I don't do photography for a living but if it would allow me to travel around the world I would.
So, why photography?
I started using my father's camera when I was 12 and I love the results. I didn't even mind the waiting to see the images but now I hate waiting weeks to see if I got what I wanted.
I am self taught so to speak, however, how can I take credit for all the things I learned when there were so many photographers that I watched their videos and I learned from them.
I don't think I have a style and it takes me a while to really know what I want during a shoot. I have to see the clothing and the location before I figure out where I am going with it. So, hobbyist is a good name for me.
I am a hobbyist, but I have been getting more and more exposure and opportunities to learn and grow. I have had the pleasure of doing stills on independent film sets, events and weddings. However my pleasure is shooting new models mostly women. I love working with people that have never modeled before because once you get them comfortable in front of the lens they start to shine and that's when the shoot becomes fun.
The only goal I set for myself in photography is to just keep learning. I do it for the love. I joined Model Mayhem to get experience working with models and I must say it hasn't been many but it has been fun.
I have met some really great people through the lens of my camera and I also have friends in countries that I have never even seen as well as one of my favorites places London.
I share my work on a few site but in doing that it allows me a chance to view the work of photographers that I respect and look forward to seeing there art. However, truth be told the bonus is being able to see models that are as talented as they are beautiful.