Interview With A Photographer | Randy Haron
Home is in the beautiful Central Valley of California- Fresno, CA.
What is the favourite place you’ve travelled to?
My favorite place thus far has to be London, England. The people, sights, and food are amazing!
How did you get started as a photographer?
I actually got started as a photographer in London! I was on a business trip and went for a photo walk with some local photographers. The walk opened my eyes to all of the amazing scenery I was overlooking before, and opened my mind to the creativity I was missing out on. I used to travel to various place and hardly notice the beauty that was right in front of me. From then on, I was hooked. I went home, bought a camera, and haven’t stopped taking photos since!
What camera equipment / software / tech do you use? Any must haves?
Right now, I am using a Canon 5D Mark IV. I edit with Lightroom.
What photographers have influenced you, how you think and shoot?
I am influenced daily by the creativity, passion, and uniqueness of my fellow photographers on Instagram. I am often scrolling through my feed looking for "inspiration". I love learning from my peers in the Instagram community.
Any top tips for Instagram?
My biggest tip has to be to communicate and collaborate. You miss every opportunity you don't take. Never feel afraid to reach-out to Instagrammers when you're in their neck of the woods- some of the best shots I've gotten have been with locals who were kind enough to take me out and show me their favorite places in their cities. Also, when people show you appreciation be grateful- I try to always comment back and reply back to anyone who takes the time to comment on my photos. If I inspired you enough to take time out of your day to like/comment on my page, I can definitely take the time to show some appreciation back.
What are you trying to communicate through your photographs?
Throughout my photographic journey, I am trying to challenge my audience to look for those little moments of beauty that often go overlooked in our day-to-day lives.
What motivates you to continue doing what you’re doing?
I am motivated by those beautiful moments that I am lucky to be able to capture for my audience. I am also motivated by the joy and wonder that I bring to people’s lives through my photography.
Are you a bathroom singer?
I am NOT a bathroom singer— but I am a car singer, and a bathroom dancer ;)
Do you have any advice for young aspiring photographers?
My biggest piece of advice is this. Time is the most valuable thing you will ever have because you can never get it back. If you are lucky enough to have the time and passion for photography, do it!
What are your goals for the future, regarding your work?
My near-future goals for photography are to complete my website, and continue to inspire my audience to look for those amazing moments in their own lives that would be perfectly captured in a photo.