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Meet Britt Samuels of EyeNoMedia in Santa Ana

Today we’d like to introduce you to Britt Samuels.

Britt, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I first picked up a camera in the 7th grade in ‘87. I always had a fascination of capturing moments that can stand the tests of time. Fast forward to 2011 I went to broadcasting school.

I thought I want be to be in front of the camera, but I loved the production side of it. Always want to create and plan then see come to life.

After finishing broadcasting school, I worked on various reality TV shows for 3 years. It was not my cup of tea. The hours were hard and not having a life wasn’t fun. I made great friends out it though. Somehow, I managed to find time to direct a fashion video while working on a show at the same time. It was my first project and I wanted to continue to do more. From there I directed and produce a web talk show for BREAL TV, a promo vid for a small business and a few photo shoots.

My portfolio has helped me get gigs consistently. So much so I’ve invested in a small studio for myself this year. I now help small businesses with their visuals with social media and their websites.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Finding the direction has been a struggle for sure. What my focus should be was really hard.

I know I like to help people so that was easy. I couldn’t figure out what really satisfied my spirit. Do I like directing? Do I want to take headshots all day long? Wedding pictures…etc… Although it all seems to be the same in way, each one calls for some sort of passion.

Having the support is important. I’ve been blessed to have great friends and family, but this journey can seem pretty lonely when in the end it’s only you putting all the parts together to make them move. Especially financially.

EyeNoMedia – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Right now, I do product photography and social media for small businesses. I have witness growth with the businesses I am doing work for. Which is great!!!

I would say product photography along with social media puts me in a very niche market. I have not yet advertised myself. All clients have been word of mouth. I am also looking forward to investing in photo booths. Again, another form of photography.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I’m not at a point that I can call myself successful. Until I have employees and full fledge firm then maybe I will consider myself successful.

I’ve been told I am very humble so this is a hard question for me…lol

I am actually at a point though I can choose if I want to work with a certain client only because I have to gauge the work given to me. I am only one person right now.

Pricing:

  • $200 per hour for event photos
  • $25-$30 per product photos
  • $175-$250 weekly Social Media

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Image Credit:
Krista Homiak
Henry Thomson

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