Interview: Preston Utley
Photographer Interview: Preston Utley
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Firstly apologies for the visual quality of this video, I'm working on creating high quality content but sometimes Skyping across continents isn't ideal. Apologies.
Thank you for watching this interview with Preston Utley by the School of Wedding Photography.
Preston Utley is a Denver, Colorado based photographer who describes himself as a photographer who happens to photograph weddings. A former newspaper shooter and picture editor Preston has made clients his sole focus and avoided competitions or industry recognition because he believes it can be too distracting from his own vision as a visual artist.
Some of the topics we cover in this interview include:
- personality and art,
- how to present yourself as a brand,
- being true to yourself as an artist,
- the "industry",
- the value of wedding photography and how to point this out to clients,
- what makes a successful wedding photographer,
- destination weddings,
- how to have a long career,
- Preston's influences,
- the importance of business for your business,
- leaving a legacy through your work.
Nicholas Purcell is the host of 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.