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Meet Mario Rodriguez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mario Rodriguez.

Mario, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
About a year ago I was dating someone and she was the love of my life. We started to date in the sophomore year of high school in 2012 and continued up to 5 years. Sadly, our relationship ended and we went our separate ways. I was bummed out that our relationship ended after so much time together but I knew things happen for a reason.

After the breakup, I was having a hard time to get over her until I saw a video on YouTube. The video that I saw was a travel video by Matt Komo. Matt Komo is a social Media influencer that creates amazing content with photos and videos. In that moment that I saw his work, I fell in love. I knew at that moment that this is what I wanted to do. Be able to travel the world and inspire others with my content.

To be able to follow your dreams and to go create your craft without caring about what other people think. The next day I went to canon and I bought my very first DSLR camera. I would take photos and videos every day and I was just getting addicted. I never knew that I was going to fall so in love with a camera. I kept watching other content creators and would get inspired every time. I learned how to edit on youtube and I would stay up late to learn more.

It has definitely been the best decision that I have never made and I plan to continue making great content to inspire others. My camera has definitely has helped me through rough times and it means the world to me. I don’t know where I would be without my camera. It has truly made my life much better and I have been able to meet other amazing people that love taking photos or videos as well.

My camera has taken me to places that I thought I would have never gone to. My passion for traveling and taking photos/videos has definitely become my world.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In the beginning, It was difficult because I have never shot photos or videos so I definitely had to learn a lot. I didn’t know how to use a DSLR so I was completely new to this new world. I struggled at first but luckily with YouTube, I was getting better. Ad the days passed It started to become more natural. To the point that I wanted to shoot every day and edit as well. I fell in love with going to new places and taking my camera.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
As of right now, I don’t have a company. I am working on creating my own clothing company. it would be a company to inspire other people to follow their dreams and to never give up. To not listen to others that don’t believe in you and to prove them wrong. We are all dreamers and with hard work and dedication, everything is possible.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment in my career would be that a couple days ago I won a big giveaway. It was hosted by a big company named movement watches. The prize was to win a free DSLR, 500 dollars store credit and to be able to shoot photos/videos with a big social media influencer named Jacob.

I couldn’t believe that I won because there are one million followers on the Instagram of mvmnt watches. I’m just very blessed to have this opportunity and I thank god for helping me win.

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