Interview: Photographer Luisa Scammell
Whilst living the dream of the open road, new faces, and new sights around every corner; Luisa Scammell runs her photography business ‘Light of Wild’ and we got some time in edge-wise with her to get some of her story!
What is one of your favourite experiences that being a photographer has brought you?
I think its hard to nail one experience. It has just changed my life to be honest! I’ve learnt so much about myself during the process of learning photography and met the greatest people along the way. It’s a lifelong journey that combines all the things I love that fuel me forward in my work. Travel, adventure, meeting new people and being able to create.
What would you like to see more of in the photography world?
I want to see more respect for full time photographers! To often I am asked to work for free and it kinda sucks!
How have you pushed yourself in your craft?
My business is still very much in its infancy stage and it took me a long time to get the confidence to put myself out there. I think I am learning every time I pick up my camera and I don’t expect that to ever stop. That in itself is exciting and I only need to look back at how I shot a year ago to see how much progression I have made. I push myself by staying positive and surrounding myself with positive people in the industry. I also see value in doing workshops and recently went on The Wolves and had an incredible experience learning from the greats and making new friends along the way. I think workshops serve as great tools to keep you inspired and constantly evolving as a photographer.
How would you describe your vision/style?
My style is relaxed, non-traditional with a bit of a moody vibe. I love shooting for shadows and a little underexposed. To me it is more emotional and raw in the feeling it gives a moment that I capture. I dig nature…as in I love shooting in it so many of my shoots and weddings are outdoors and fairly chilled.
What tips you have now that you would you give yourself when you first started shooting?
Stay positive, keep going and stop putting off putting yourself out there. Just do it!
What is the best thing you’ve experienced by being a photographer?
Being able to travel, connect with people from all over the world and making some lifelong friends in the industry. Photography has given me a new life and one that constantly evolves as I learn and grow both as a person and a photographer.