Ask A Photographer: Scott Bourne

1.      Who or what influenced you to get into photography

It was mostly luck. I lived in Indianapolis and my brother in law had a full access pit pass to the Indy 500. I was interested in cameras and cars so I thought it would be cool. I got a lucky shot that sold and I was hooked.

2.      Where do you get your creative inspiration from?

I look at lots of photography by other photographers. I also try to watch movies, listen to music, attend museum openings and essentially do anything I can to keep my creative soul fed.

3.      What type of camera do you use most and do you prefer digital or film cameras?

I haven’t used film since 96. I use both Canon and Nikon cameras – I primarily use Nikon for stills and Canon for video.

I have Canon 1D MK IV bodies and Nikon D3s bodies, plus a range of prime lenses from 14 to 800 mm.

4.      What is your next planned equipment purchase?

I am probably going to buy more studio lighting – I am using LED lights now instead of flash.

5.      What do you see as the next evolution in digital photography in terms of trends and new products?

I think we’ll see cameras that can do HDR and panoramas in camera. I also see the advent of digital ND filters, etc.

6.      Could you share a favorite recent image you took and tell us a little about it?

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7.      What are you favorite websites or blogs that you frequent?

8.      Any advice or tips for someone wanting to become a photographer or to improve their photography?

Handle your camera each day. Read at least one page of your manual every day. Take a photo every day. Look at 100 published photographs every day. You’ll be three times better than you are in a year.

Scott Bourne is a new media producer, consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, teacher, technology enthusiast and Host of

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