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Inspiring Conversations with Edward G. Negron

Today we’d like to introduce you to Edward G. Negron. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Ever since I was a child, I remember loving the arts. I come from a strong-willed single mother household that always supported my creativity, love of music, and encouraged artistic development. That seems to have instilled in me a strong will for being myself (although they would say they found me like this). Still every day, I try to find new ways and new avenues to express myself. I just love to tinker and create.

Also probably helped that in high school I was part of yearbook & photo classes since I was a freshman.

A total photo nerd.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Not a smooth road by any means. The most difficult thing about any self-exploration is understanding that the journey is not a stagnant straight line, actually a lot of sidetracks and detours. A lot of dips. And sometimes, you fall back on your ass. Personally, I struggle to find a meeting point between what I wanted to create as an artist compared to what might be captivating for my audience and potential clients.

Somedays, I still wonder why certain images I create resonate with people. It’s always shocking to me when something “connects”.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
As a professional photographer, over the years I have been involved in many different genres such as products, fashion, boudoir, pinup, I have even done a whole bunch of international fitness photography. To be honest, I love it all. And I love meeting all the different people.

But I must say some of my happiest moments are when I work with a mother of three who is working on her fitness journey. Rebuilding herself up and falling back in love with the girl in the mirror again. Finally doing something for herself. Something she’s been wanting to do for years, so then she books a pinup or boudoir session with me. Working with her throughout the process of picking outfits, spitballing themes, and then helping her feel at home during the shoot. The whole time keeping her laughing.

Then after all that preparation, I get to show her final photos and watch her eyes just tear up with joy. I love that feeling. Helping her see herself in her best light is worth all the day-to-day hassles and stress of today’s world.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
So many lessons but I think one of the best is to give your subject 100% focus during a shoot. No matter if a $1200 light explodes during a portrait session. It doesn’t matter. Keep everything fun and lighthearted. All that matters is that they are in front of your camera and deserve your attention and respect. Save the drama of life for another time. You are there to work, they are there to get work done. Be respectful of their time and leave everything else outside the studio. And after the check clears and they leave the studio, only then you can vent to your dog about that crappy $1200 studio light that you had to import from the other side of hell and you had to sell your soul to pay for it.

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