–>My name is Ben and I am one of the photographers as well as the owner of Joyful Visions Photography. I started playing piano when I was 6 years old. Like music, I picked up a camera at a young age as well. I started taking pictures when I was 10 years old using my Dad’s 35mm camera that he had. I got my own camera at 14 and used to love taking pictures of other class-mates and became the year-book photographer as well as the one that took pictures for all the sporting activities. (It was a small school.) My skills continued to develop, but just on the casual side. I never really thought about applying my skills to a job.
Even though it is not my full-time job now, on top of working with music and computers, I still enjoy photography. Whether it is working with a professional model, or taking family pictures, Photography is an art that I enjoy where I can express my creativity. I enjoy bringing out the bright side of my subjects. I get to listen to so many stories about the various lives that we interact with. The stories behind the pictures are as amazing as the pictures that I get to take.
Though there are several names for Nikon, that is my equipment of choice. I shoot with a D3200. Here are my lenses that I use:
- Nikon 24-70 F2.8 ED
- Tamron 70 – 300 F3.5
- Nikon 18-55 F3.5 – 5.6
For lighting, I use Alien Bees.