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Interview: Erich McVey

Interview: Erich McVey

Photographer Interview: Erich McVey

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Thank you for watching this interview with Erich McVey by the School of Wedding Photography. 

Erich McVey is a fine art film photographer, based in Oregon, in the USA. He has been called a Top Wedding Photographer in the World by Harpers Bazaar, Martha Stewart and Brides.

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Some of the questions I ask in this interview include: 

How is Erich McVey the person, different to Erich McVey the brand?

How much failure is behind your success?

Why do you shoot film? 

Why did you choose photography?

How would you define being a successful a wedding photographer?

What things have most contributed to where your brand is now?

How do you create a lasting impression in a saturated industry?

How do you balance the artistic impulse to be creative and try new things, with your brands need for consistency?

Why do you need to conquer your local markets first. 

What questions do younger photographers usually ask you?

What questions should they be asking you?


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Nicholas Purcell publishes the School of Wedding Photography. He is a father and photographer based in Australia. Since 2014 he has published an annual list of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World. His commercial work has appeared in the NY Times and Harpers Bazaar. The School of Wedding Photography is a blog focussed on helping wedding photographers. Learn and hear the stories from various successful photographers around the world.


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