It’s always a great feeling to get public recognition for your work. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my photography featured in a couple of pieces as mentioned below. I’m truly grateful for this, as it will allow me to reach a wider audience and give people a better understanding of how I work. I thought I’d provide a brief summary of these two articles, both of which were in interview form.
As a photographer who works out of the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, it was great to be covered by VoyagePhoenix, which highlights many of the region’s cultural events and inspiring stories.
I begin by recounting how I started Tavits Photography in 2010 after graduating from ASU. Since then, I’ve covered lots of venues and events in Scottsdale and Phoenix, as well as Las Vegas, including nightlife, festivals, weddings, and corporate events.
Apart from explaining the nature of my work, I describe how photography began as a hobby for me. As with many creative pursuits, it’s often a challenge to make the transition from a hobby into a full-time business. Hopefully, others who may want to turn their passion into a business can gain inspiration from this.
I then recounted how Tavits Photography has grown over the years. I now work with a team, which makes it easier to handle larger projects and serve more clients. I personally train all photographers to make sure all the work is on brand.
The VoyagePhoenix interview also gave me a chance to recall some of my experiences growing up. Some of my early creative pursuits included video games and sketching. My interest in technology was useful as well, with modern photography being more connected with software and new formats such as 360 photography and video.
Whereas VoyagePhoneix covers a specific area, CanvasRebel focuses on small businesses and creatives from all over.
CanvasRebel started off by asking me about the contrast between owning a business compared to having a job. This question reminded me that I haven’t had a job since 2014 when I decided to turn my photography business into a full-time endeavor. While I started the business in 2010, it was a few more years before I was ready to quit my job.
CanvasRebel also asked me some interesting questions about how to attract customers and how I funded my business. I explained that it’s not enough to be good at what you do. You also need strong interpersonal skills, especially when you’re in a service-based business such as photography. If you want people to keep hiring you and to recommend you to others, you have to really listen to them and give them what they want.
As far as funding the business, I pointed out that you don’t necessarily need a large budget to launch a photography business. You can start out on your own with some basic equipment. As I mentioned in the other interview, I eventually was able to scale up and hire a team. However, in the beginning, I had a strict budget and acquired new items as I could.
I Appreciate the Coverage
Both of these interviews gave me a chance to reflect on the last ten plus years since I started Tavits Photography. The field of photography is constantly changing, and anyone who practices this art has to evolve as well. New technology is always emerging, and clients’ expectations rise accordingly. However, the basic principles of serving clients and seeking to create the most compelling photos remain the same. I’m glad to see that people in my area and beyond have noticed some of my work. Thanks again to the publishers and readers of both VoyagePhoenix and CanvasRebel.