Brandie Wedderburn is a 16 year old photographer from Los Angeles, California. Photography means capturing a moment for her that evokes emotion and priceless memories. It is also her way of communicating, sharing a vision and expressing herself not only as a photographer but primarily as an individual. She takes photographs to remember, when people and memories change, photographs don’t. But most importantly, they’re how she sees things and they’re little moments in life that she cherishes. It was a pleasure for us to take an interview with Brandie Wedderburn and we wish you a pleasant reading and viewing of Brandie Wedderburn photography.
AP: Hey, Brandie, it’s good to see you here. Thank you for finding the time to give us an interview. Hope you will enjoy answering our questions. Could you please tell us what got you started?
Brandie: I would say that my dad greatly influenced me. He would always take pictures at any gathering/event or just for fun. I have this vivid memory of when he brought a Polaroid home. I had never seen anything like it; I was so fascinated that I used up all the film in about an hour or so. Photography has always been a part of me since I was young; I just never took it seriously until I entered High School.
AP: Wow, that’s great. I think the Polaroid camera inspired you to become a photographer. Do you have any formal education in photography or were you self-taught?
Brandie: Yes, I took two classes my freshmen year, but that’s about it.
AP: What genre are your photos?
Brandie: Digital and Film photography. But I want my photos to lean more towards Fashion photography.
AP: Good direction! How would you describe your pictures?
Brandie: Storytelling, youthful.
AP: Which artists do you use for references?
Brandie: Olivia Bee.
AP: And what kind of equipment and techniques do you use to take your pictures?
Brandie: Well, I have a Nikon D5100, Nikon D3000 for digital, my filters, and four film cameras. I always use my Olympus Stylus (my favorite film camera), but that one broke in a middle of a shoot, sadly. And sometimes I use my speed light!
AP: Brandie, I guess film photography is still alive! You’ve got four film cameras in our digitized world. That’s amazing. By the way, what is the formula for success in your activity?
Brandie: I don’t really have a formula yet, but I do participate in projects. I’m also going to start getting more involved in exhibitions, I think they’re amazing!
AP: Yeah, that’s true! Is there someone who supports you in your creativity?
Brandie: Yes, my family and friends.
AP: Tell us three lessons you believe are really important for every photographer?
Brandie: Don’t ever forget important equipment for a shoot, remember to have everything! Never compare your work to someone else’s you’ll end up going insane! Always challenge yourself with taking photos. These are not even lessons, more of advice.
Well, Brandie, thank you so much for spending a time with us. Your story is really interesting and I am sure it will inspire many readers. We would like to wish you continued success, inspiration and to make all of your dreams come true. If you would like to learn more about Brandie Wedderburn photography feel free to visit her Flickr or Cargocollective pages. If you’ve got any comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section.