A few weeks back we sent Staffer Jay out to find us more photographers to feature! There are plenty of beautiful women and sadly Jay can’t be everywhere. Jay came back with Bear Gill and we were beyond impressed! This photographer has been shooting just over a year and has awesome work to date! If he’s this good at one year, imagine how he will be in two? three? and more? Let’s take a moment and get to know Bear:
Bear G: Only decide to pick up a proper DSLR camera just over a year ago.
GMM:: How did you get your start?
Bear G: Don’t really feel like I’ve got started yet 😉
GMM: Do you like to keep your techniques a secret or do you like to share with others?
Bear G:I’m a sharer… I use flickr a lot and get a lot of people ask me for tips and advice, so I’ve recently decided that I would start doing more behind the scenes shots so other togs can see it’s actually not that hard to achieve awesome shots
GMM: Who would you love to shoot?
Bear G:At the moment I’m happy shooting anyone that let’s me haha
GMM: Who is the most famous model you have shot with?
Bear G:I shot with a number of models that have been published in mags but no one really famous I guess
GMM: What makes you different from the other photographers?
Bear G:I use really budget lights 🙂
GMM: Who is your favorite photographer?
Bear G: This is a really tough question! I love the works of so many that it would be unfair to list a few…, I follow the work of over a 1000 togs on Flickr and could pick out any over the others
GMM: What is your ultimate goal as a photographer?
Bear G: To get out there see the world, shoot in gorgeous locations and not have work a single day of my life
GMM: Canon or Nikon?
Bear G: Not sure why there’s a war between the two but I swing Canons way just because I found it cheaper
GMM: What is your favorite lens to use?
Bear G: My favourite lens is the 24-105mm L lens, it’s just so versatile.
GMM: What is your Favorite Lighting Gear?
Bear G: Nearly every shoot I do I use my 41cm silver lined Beauty dish.. Doesn’t ever seem to do me wrong
GMM: Mac or PC?
Bear G: Mac
Shooting, Models, Locations
GMM: Do you have a favorite location to shoot?
Bear G: I do most of my shoots in my apartment so I guess there right now
GMM: Do you bring Hairstylist and Make up artist to your shoots?
Bear G: I’ve never used either
GMM:Do models try to play you for gimmees? If so, does it work?
Bear G: Never
GMM: Do you find it challenging to be around such beautiful models?
Bear G: I get asked this by my friends all the time… Simple put no I don’t I have learnt to just get on with the job at hand! It’s only after that it hits me that a half naked girl was walking around my apartment lol
GMM: Do you use model mayhem?
Bear G: I do indeed Bear Gill
GMM: What is your favorite social network?
Bear G: Twitter for the comment side but flickr for the photo sharing
GMM: What do you love about Facebook and what do you hate about Facebook?
Bear G: I find Facebook annoying because it’s just full of ‘look at how special I am crap’ it’s all about people trying to make their life look better than it is. Not cool
GMM: Do you think photographers get a bad rap?
Bear G: I think a lot deserve the bad rap to be honest a lot of guys out there doing it for the wrong reason
GMM: What is the worst experience you can remember from a photoshoot?
Bear G: Can’t say I’ve had one….. Yet!
GMM: Do you see a solid career for the bikini models?
Bear G: Why not
GMM: Is there anything you want to express now that people should know about this business?