Digitalab Featured Photographer: Tony Sweet
At Digitalab, we appreciate the power of photography, whether it’s personal or professional. We asked Tony Sweet for one of his images and posed a couple of questions to find out exactly what it is he loves about photography and what he’d say to any enthusiastic photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.
Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.
This was made during a workshop several years ago and has become a signature image. The light was soft and warm and flowers were pretty much maxed out. The addition of the Singh Ray (Tony Sweet) Soft Ray filter was the final touch to create a fantasy feel to the image.
Image made outside of Charleston, SC.
Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?
I am a generalist, meaning that I don’t restrict myself in terms of subject matter. I am interested in photographing great light on any subject material. That said, the bulk of my work is outdoor/nature photography, as is indicative of our Visual Artistry workshop series.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
Anyone beginning in this business now should have rock solid compositional skills. After that, an aspiring photographer should immerse him/herself in mastering Photoshop, and Final Cut for video production. Although still photography is here to stay, video is and will continue to be a greater part of the future, merging more and more with still photography.