Learned the Hard Way
In this week’s episode, we speak with Portland photographer Kevin Meyers about learning photography from a self-taught perspective and the difficult lessons that have helped to shape his business. He also shares insights into the future of the industry and his hope that photography doesn’t ever lose the precision of craft it built itself upon.
About Kevin Meyers
Based in Portland, OR, Kevin has been photographing weddings locally and abroad since 2005. Like many others, his accomplishments include featured work in national publications, speaking engagements, and work used in marketing materials for companies in the wedding industry.
Kevinʼs main focus is drawing on his background in business and finance to perfect his own systems while helping others along the way.
To maintain a foundation in the technical and creative aspects of photography, he enjoys learning from the work of legendary photographers from the early 1900s as well as the work of current artists outside the scope of wedding photography.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Meyers.
About the Host – Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Dawson City Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.
Photo of Travis courtesy of Jessica Hill.