Q&A

Did you study photography?

I did, I started at A Level and then went on to study photography at uni. However photography is the kind of subject that you get out what you put in, if you practice and shoot as much as you can you learn tenchniques and what works for you with out the need of a tutor. Now there is so much help on youtube

 

Who would be your dream client?

I would love to have something published in Kinfolk Magazine, as I think all their photography is stunning.

What are some of your favourite websites?

https://be-bolder.com/

http://chroniclesofher.com/

http://www.dazeddigital.com/

https://www.zara.com/uk/

https://www.timeout.com/

 

What camera and lenses do you shoot with?

Canon 5d Mark iii, Canon 5d mark ii. Canon 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Canon 24 – 105mm

Who takes all of your photos?

I do! Unless stated otherwise. Self portraits can be hard when you’re out and about!

What apps do you use for your Instagram photos?

If they are taken as a snapshot on my phone then the Lightroom app and on occasion, VSCO.

How did you find your own personal style?

In fashion? Look at celebrities style you love and then try to spot what you like about their style. Years ago I would google “Alexa Chung street style” or “ Sienna Miller street style” and now my own style has come into its own with influences from those old google searches!  I would start off with basic well fitting jeans, black and blue and a tee then work from there. I love to throw on the odd pattern or colour clash for something a bit different and always accessorise!

In my work? Shooting a lot is key to finding your own style. You will start to see a pattern in what you shoot and which become your favourite images. Try to experiment with different techniques to start off with to find the one which suits you.

 

Where can I see your work?

Head to www.rosiebutcher.com to view my portfolio, I also post a lot of my work on this blog so keep popping back to see my latest editorials.     

Do you only shoot with big bloggers?

Of course not, I love working with everyone no matter how far along you are in your career, send an email to rosie@rosiebutcher.com if you would like to arrange a shoot?

 

What are some of your favourite foods?

Toms Brisket week! Apart from that my favourite food is simply roast veg. Peppers, carrots, beans, red onion, tomatoes, courgette, sweet potato all roasted in olive oil with some balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top. I’m weird I know!

We will be starting to post up our little cooking session on YouTube soon so you can see what we eat and how to cook it. 

 

How you do become a photographer and get paid for your work?

I think you can apply this advice to most creative industries. You have to work your way up. Some people get lucky and don’t need to but a lot of people don’t just get lucky.

Start off by interning and assisting. Write a strong letter / email to your favorite photographers or people whose work you admire and let them know how you can be a help to them on a shoot, be honest! Get personal and tell them a bit about which shoot they have done which you particularly liked and why and let them know how they can contact you. You don’t need to be really serious. Try and show them a bit of your personality in the email/ letter.

No reply? Email them again! Don’t send 100’s of emails a day.. Maybe just once a month or once every two weeks. Comment on any recent shoots you have seen they have done, or mention any skills you have learnt since your last email. Be persistent and polite and hopefully you will get to assist them.

Once you have been assisting for a while, you’ll find work starts to come your way through the contacts you have met and eventually you will stop assisting as you have too much of your own work on.

Remember that while your assistant it is a good idea to still shoot your own work when you can, test with make up artists and models you meet to help develop your personal style and update your portfolio.

When working on your portfolio, have clients in mind who you think would be interested in that shoot, contact magazines and try and get your work published to get more exposure.

This is a bit of a long way around but if you love it and you have the passion for it you will get to where you want to be!

Who are the photographers you look up to?

Terry O’neill

Tim Walker

Richard Avedon

Dean Chalkley

Henrik-Bulow

Alasdair Mclellan

Andrew Shaylor

Jay Brooks

and many many more!!

 

What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

 

That I was going to get a letter when I was 11 to tell me I had been accepted into the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. My letter never came.

  If you have any other questions please ask and I will do my best to answer ! Contact: rosie@rosiebutcher.com