PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH | Kent Evans
What inspired you to use Forbeyon?
The quality of the material is much better than any other album I have purchased.
What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Forbeyon?
Share with us your favorite Forbeyon album and why. What materials/ options do you choose?
My favorite is the Flush Mount Series. Most of my clients go with the 10×10 but occasionally one will go with an 11×14 which is my favorite. My clients love the linen texture and always go with at least one cameo.
What advice would you give to the first time buyers of Forbeyon albums?
Visit the studio and put your hands on all of the wonderful samples.
What inspired you to be a photographer?
That’s hard. For as long as I can remember if I was not taking pictures it was all I could think about. It has almost been like an obsession since I was very young.
How long have you been a photographer?
Professionally 27 years.
Are you formally taught or self taught?
How do you define your style?
What would we find in your camera bag for a typical shoot?
Canon 5d MK111, 70x200mm f2.8, 50mm f2, 24x70mm f2.8, 600 EX RT Flash.
Your favorite lens?
Hands down 70x200mm f2.8.
Share with us your favorite image and why.
My favorite image was one I did not even take and unfortunately it got lost in our last move. It is a polaroid image of my youngest daughter in kindergarten taken by her teacher. She was cutting out something on a piece of paper and the look of determination in her eyes was fascinating. Every time I looked at that image I was so happy that she captured it and captured the true little girl she was.
What is your most important objective when shooting?
Capturing my clients personality.
When you are shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned?
90% instinctual, 10% planned.
Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
From everywhere. The internet, pinterest, other photographers, photographer’s websites.
What has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?
Stay true to myself!
What’s the best part of being a photographer?
Meeting new clients but mostly how all of our clients end up turning into our family.
If you weren’t a photographer what would you be?
A beach bum!