creativeLIVE Community Profile: Tyler Babin
Tyler Babin is one of creativeLIVE's youngest studio audience members yet. We were so impressed by his youthful enthusiasm in his submission video that we had to have him here in person for Matthew Jordan Smith's Beauty and Fashion Photography workshop. In his follow up Vlog above, 18-year old Tyler shares behind the scenes insights about his creativeLIVE experience. In this creativeLIVE Community Profile, I asked Tyler to share his own photography story and answer a few additional questions. Thanks Tyler!
Hello All! I am Tyler Babin, and I am an 18-year-old fashion/portrait photographer living in sunny Tallahassee, Florida. I started my photography career about a year ago when I got my first DSLR for graduation. I’ve always been interested in filmmaking and was really only interested in a DSLR for its video capabilities. It didn’t take long for all of that to change -- I became completely in love with the still image.
When I first started out, I shot everything from cars to weddings. Shooting such a wide variety of subjects made me learn how to shoot in different situations very quickly. However, nothing compared to working on a fashion piece, and after my trip to Seattle spending time in Matthew Jordan Smith’s workshop on fashion photography, I know this is what I want to do.
I’m currently in college studying Photography and Motion Picture Design, and I also work at a local studio doing portraits. I am hoping to have an assisting position soon and relocate to the west coast.
How did you first hear about creativeLIVE?
I first came across creativeLIVE through the Chase Jarvis blog. Honestly, when I first came across the site, I thought it was too good to be true – that was, until I saw the first workshop.
Which workshops have you participated in, other than Matthew Jordan Smith in person?
Some other creativeLIVE courses I love are Bambi Cantrell’s workshop on Lighting and Posing. Ever since that day, I haven’t been able to look at windows the same way. Another one of my favorite workshops is Jeremy Cowart’s workshop on Experimental Portraiture. He is super creative and has some amazing ideas.
Who would YOU love to see as an instructor on creativeLIVE?
Joey L! I’m a huge fan. He is a major inspiration for me. Although he is super young, he hasn’t let that deter him from going out and making a name for himself. I think that believing in yourself and your work is one of the key characteristics needed to be successful in this industry.