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Get to know Andrew Fennell, an NYC based photographer who’s worked with big names like Roc Nation, VH1, Diddy, Yo Gotti, Nicki Minaj, and the list continues on with more heavyweights. Interested in updating your professional head shots and portraits? Or looking for advice on how to become a professional photographer? Read more below!
What is your skill?
Well, a skill is the ability to do something well or a particular ability. So I would say my main skill is being able to make people comfortable in front of the camera.
How long have you been up & running?
I’ve been a full time photographer for about 4 years now but I’ve been shooting and designing for about 9 years.
What was the first step you took to get things going?
I don’t think there was any one step to get to the point I’m at now. But I guess if we have to be technical, my first step would have been the day I brought my first camera. Also shadowing and interning was a big step because I got a chance to learn important details and skills.
What services do you offer?
Currently, I’m a fashion / portrait photographer, graphic designer and visual consultant.
What are some challenges you face running your own business?
I can talk about this subject all day, but to spare you guys I’ll give you the most important. I think the most important challenge is money management, especially when you first start out. Making sure you are allotting money correctly for the whole month. Adjusting from receiving a guarantee check every 2 weeks to not, can be a big adjustment.
What do your prices range? (Any specials? Packages?)
Everything is a personal quote, but my standard rates are around $200 for an hour session and $350 for a 3 hour session.
What is your best advice to customers, current and future?
Come prepared, have an idea of what you want to accomplish and have fun.
What is your advice to those who are looking to get into your profession?
Just do it, I think a lot of times people get caught up in their own head and put things off because they think they aren’t good enough or ready. You’ll never be ready – everyday I learn something new. Just get out and start doing it.