Q. and A. with Eliesa!

Q. What (relatively) cheap piece of gear can't you live without? I have two answers for this! First, my $30 video lights. I've actually recently lost both of my video lights and I am going CRAZY without them! Video lights work FANTASTIC to light details. No matter what your subject matter, these lights give a fabulous dramatic effect to your images! You can buy much more fancy and expensive video lights,  - or a snooted flashlight would even work!

The single lens that I can not live without is my 50mm 1.2. Any 50mm that you can get your hands on is golden. That piece of glass to me = love.

Q. Have you ever had a low point in your career? and How did you overcome it?

One of my studio mates just brought up a fantastic point. Low points are all relative to an individual's personality. What one person might consider a 'low point', another person might consider that an 'adventure' or 'challenge.' I definitely think I am one of those people. Failure has never been an option for me, and there has always been just one path. Therefore, whenever anything has been a bit rough for me, I simply just plow through it.

 I think the hardest thing I have had to deal with has been taking risks and getting use to that right off the bat. There was one time where I had invested ALL of my money into this company and I literally had nothing. I was scraping my car floors for spare change so I could afford to fill up my car with gas. However, because I believed in myself, my talent and my dream, there was simply no other option but to move forward. I'm a huge believer in the power of positive thinking and if you BELIEVE that you can do this, you absolutely can!

Q. How do you deal with an industry that is so competitive?

There is no competition. Period. I think that there is SO much competition out there that it doesn't even matter. I would go CRAZY if I thought about what so-and-so is doing. I think it is extremely important for photographers to just do what they do, do it well and enjoy doing it. Everything else will fall into place.

If you are truly remarkable with everything you do, there is no other competition.

Q. Are you ever going to put on a workshop?

Greatness is in the works. Until then, if you are looking for an amazing workshop to attend, I HIGHLY recommend A Bryan Workshops! They just announced their latest dates and this is one workshop you should not miss!

Picture 3.png Q. How awesome is your staff?

SO AWESOME! I have THE most amazing crew and we have SO much fun working together! I am amazed every day as to how much better we all become! It is great to have a solid team who I can rely on, trust and have fun with! From shooting weddings to commercial to the production side of things, my team is always there for me and we rock every single aspect of our work!


Happy Thursday everyone!