Today we’d like to introduce you to Natasha Bradley.
Natasha, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
December 25th, 2012 I was gifted my first camera. It was a Nikon Coolplix L120, and my very first photo was of a Santa Claus ornament on the Christmas tree. Photography was that one consistent hobby throughout my life. It’s something I truly love, and it has always made me happy. I would take photos of anything that caught my eye; I still do! When I was in high school I took a photography class that boosted my interest to pursue this passion after I graduated. Unfortunately, I was discouraged from looking at it as a career option and just as a hobby.
In 2016, I made a page called npbphotos to share my work. Around the end of that year, I upgraded my camera to a Canon T5 that I still use today. After four major changes, I decided I wanted to take this wonderful hobby seriously and turn it into a career. In 2018, I changed npbphotos to NPBStudios and officially became a photography major at Santa Monica College. I am now 2 1/2 semesters away from earning my AA in photography, and I’m also in the process of making NPBStudios an official business in the state of California.
Has it been a smooth road?
My number one obstacle was myself. I did not believe in myself and what I was capable of. Since I had this mindset, I took outside opinions to heart, and let them discourage me from pursuing the ONLY thing I have had a strong passion for. This road has been filled with bumps, potholes and bad weather. It has not been easy and it will not get easier. The dedication to this career has been challenging and will continue to be this way. I now welcome these obstacles and challenges with open arms.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
NPBStudios is a photography business that works to bring your creative endeavors to life. The goal is to satisfy the client’s photographic needs with professionalism and astonishing quality. This business shoots portraits, headshots, family photos, creative projects, album artwork, advertising, personal projects, activism showcases and much more. I encourage most creative ideas and strive to execute them to their full potential. NPBStudios specializes in portrait and event photography, however this doesn’t limit the business to only those genres. This business works hard to make sure all needs are met, as well as aspires to provide significant service at all times.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles is a wonderful place for a photography business. For someone just starting out, sure you can start out here, but it’s not necessary. Photographers blossom from any and every part of the world. I believe it’s up to you and what your business markets to in order to determine what location works best.
- Flat Rate for 1 hr : $190 *inquire for details
- Phone: (310)-692-4572
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: npbstudios