Interview With || Ellie Be!
It's been awhile since I did one of these, but I am SO excited to share this one with you guys! I found Ellie Be through this girl and have been gazing over Ellie's work ever since! 😁
I was so happy when she agreed to do an interview with me... and let's face it; I'm still pretty excited that this happened!!! 😃
How did you discover photography?
From a young age, I loved the camera. My mom took pictures of my siblings and I when I was growing up, and I got my first camera for Christmas very early on. I didn’t realize it could become a business until I was in middle-school!
What age were you when you did discover photography? (Did something specific or
funny happen? )
My babysitter when I was in elementary school wanted to be a wedding photographer and
taught me everything I know! I was 14 or 15 when I started my business, but I was much
younger when I started taking photos for fun.
When did you get your first camera? How much did it cost?
I purchased my first “big” camera when I was 16. I don’t remember how much it cost, but I paid for half of it with babysitting money and my parents graciously covered the rest!!
What kind of camera (or cameras) do you have currently?
I use a Canon 5D Mark II!
What's your favorite type of camera that you've used?
The one I have now has been my favorite so far, but I love the Canon 5D Mark IV and the
Canon 6D as well!
How far in the USA have you gone to do photography?
I’ve traveled to California for photo sessions, that was super fun!
Have you ever done a shoot with a famous person?
I once photographed Cimorelli (a band made up of six sisters)!
What are your favorite things to photograph?
My favorite people to photograph are people in love. Engagement sessions are the best!
Do you have a business for your photography, or ever hope to have one?
Yes, I’ve had a professional business for five years! It’s very different than keeping photography as a hobby, but I love doing what I love for a living.
What tips do you have for getting the best, clear photos?
Make sure your f/stop is around 1.8 or 2.0, that would allow your depth of field to focus on one part of the photo and blur out the rest. Make sure your shutter speed is high enough to catch motion (the lower your shutter speed, the more opportunity for blur!) And make sure your photos are well lit!
Do you have any more trips or tricks?
Take photos, take photos, take photos! The only way you’ll get better is if you practice, and don’t be afraid to pursue the style you love with full force. Comparison will only discourage you.
What are your favorite photography blogs?
To be honest, I don’t follow many blogs these days! But I love me some Instagram. :) Abby
Roses, Emily Magers, and The Kaisers are a few of my favorites!
Do you have any funny photographer stories?
Hmm, I can’t think of any off the top of my head! But every wedding is different, there’s some adventure whether it be weather-related, a delay in the schedule, or a huge dance party!
What are your favorite platforms for exposing your work?
It’s always important to have a corner of the Internet like a blog or a website, something that will be consistent as social media changes. But I love Instagram a lot!!
And here's some of her work that I keep droooooolllliing over 😉
All in all, I was so happy to have some one like her be interviewed here on Photography Phun. She loves Jesus and she has such a good heart and a good eye for photography. 🤗
All for now,