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"The Best Photography Advice I Ever Got" with Teri Campbell

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In a field with no contracts, reputation and relationships seem important to building a steady stream of work. But Teri Campbell, author of Food Photography and Lighting thinks it takes a lot more than that.
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Name:

Teri Campbell

Job Experience:

Food Photographer and Creative Lead at Teri Studios for almost twenty-five years

Most Notable Achievement:

Being asked to present at the International FoodPhoto Festival in Terragona, Spain

Favorite Camera:

Canon 1Ds Mark III

Advice:

The best advice I ever received was something my dad always told me, which I talk about in Food Photography and Lighting. He said, “You’re only as good as your last job.” And that is so true in an industry that has no contracts—only assignments—where each job could be your last.

You cannot rest on your reputation or put faith in relationships; you have to deliver the shot each and every time. Staying ahead of the curve creatively, and exceeding your clients' expectations is the only way to stay on top.


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