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Photographer Profile: Edward A. McGrath

It has been a little bit since we have shared a photographer profile – and Edward is a perfect fit for the type of shutterbug we enjoy supporting.  Not only is he a talented shooter – but he is a supporter of the arts and music communities right here in our part of the world.

What first attracted you to photography?

Edward A. McGrath

Edward A. McGrath

I have loved photography since I was a small child, but never really got serious about it until a few years ago when I bought my first digital camera. I starting taking photos and the more I explored the more fascinated I became with the world around me.

When was the first time you felt like a professional photographer?
I am not sure I really have ever felt like a professional, but I suppose when people started asking me to teach them things about the craft is when I felt like I was more than just a hobbyist.

Favorite style or subject to shoot?
Definitely sunset’s and landscapes; however concert and low light photography consumes most of my time.

Favorite piece of equipment?
I’d have to say it’s my 50mm lens- it’s versatility is unmatched in my opinion.

What is your dream photography gig?
It would most definitely be to work with someone like Peter Lik and go on a National Geographic type photo shoot. I would love to photograph elephants and other wildlife in Africa.IMG_9105

Any advice for others who are interested in photography?
Well, understand that you will take a lot of bad photos in the beginning, but that he or she will get better. Always have fun shooting. It’s your art and you should have fun with it. Understand that there are generally two forms of criticism out there: Constructive criticism and criticism are the two types.  I was very fortunate to have some really amazing photographers give me constructive criticism when I started out. I had a choice to get offended or to learn. I wanted to get better and go to new heights and so I chose to learn, and as a result I have gone further in my photography than I ever imagined possible. Plain criticism is just unhelpful and most of the time harmful.

Best piece of advice you got starting out?
Be original and never stop learning. Photography is a craft where the learning never ends.IMG_5875

What services do you offer?
I offer many different types of photography, from basic head shots, weddings, portraitures, band, event, music photography, and my favorite- landscape.

How can someone contact you?
My email address is surroundingsoundsmedia@gmail.com and you can see more of my work on my online portfolio.

Photos for 850ME:
HellYeah / Avatar / Five Finger Death Punch / We Are Harlot

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