Friday, September 21, 2012

{profile} nicole | algonquin college photography student


Nicole is my brand-spankin' new office helper :) AKA she's a co-op student from Algonquin who has been hanging out with me for the last couple weeks to figure out the ins and outs of the wedding photography industry!

Today we had a chance to get outside (even though it was rainy and crappy out), to get a few shots of each other, and I got to ask her a couple questions too...

NAME: Nicole Salter
AGE: 19
ATTENDS: Algonquin College, Photography


GUILTY PLEASURES: 
country music, camera gear 

STARBUCKS ORDER: 
grande pumpkin spice latte, with whip :)

WHAT'S THE WEIRDEST THING ABOUT YOU:
(laughs) I'm just really weird in general! Hmm...I'm cold...like, all the time. If someone is warm, I'll just hold onto them forever if I could! Is that weird?

HOW DID YOU FIRST GET STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I've been playing around with a camera since elementary school, and never really thought much about it until Grade 12. I took photography in high school and that's when I was suddenly like...oh, I can totally do this for a living.



TELL ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM?
It's more of a commercial program, more meant for shooting models, studio lighting...whereas I'm more into natural lighting and outdoor portraits. I love all the business aspects that they teach us, like entrepreneurship class!

WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO SEE YOURSELF IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORLD?
If I were to continue in photography, I'd love to own my business, primarily for shooting weddings and engagements. On a completely opposite scale though...maybe concert photography, because of how much I love music. It's totally out of my element, but I love it at the same time.

IF YOU WEREN'T STUDYING PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
I would probably be working with music artists, either on the recording side, or music management.



FAVOURITE THINGS TO SHOOT:
Horses! My pets! Weddings and engagement too for sure... Also just heading downtown to do mass picture taking of urban stuff.

FAVOURITE LENS:
18-200mm f4.5-5.6. I like having the variety, without having to switch lenses...maybe that's a problem with laziness lol. 

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO GET OUT OF YOUR PLACEMENT?
I'm curious about the whole industry of small businesses, because I love the blogging and social networking aspect as well. I want to figure out what's out there, so I can figure out what's really me.

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