Today we’d like to introduce you to Durwin Randle.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Durwin. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started taking pictures 20+ years ago with a Nikon D60 as a hobby taking family pictures, family reunions, family trips.
About 8 years, I kept meeting couples that had gotten married but they didn’t like the results of their photographer’s works and had paid thousands of dollars. At that point, I decided to learn how to use my Nikon D60 as a professional. So, I began learning about ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and everything else. Little did know that my learning curb would be like going to college for the next 4 years to learn my camera, Photoshop, Lightroom and other editing tools photographers use to edit & share their photos.
As most photographer’s, I started out shooting everything I could get my lens to focus on. Three years later, I narrowed my list of interest down to weddings, portraits, & senior graduates. Why these 3?
I enjoy shooting weddings. For most weddings, when the time comes to hit the dance floor, I’ve already worked my way around and meet everyone at the wedding. So, I’m usually on the dance floor with the guest dancing & taking pictures at the same time. 🙂
When families get together for reunions, a mother is about to have her first, second or third child, or maybe you’re having fun with an old classmate you haven’t seen in 20 years. People tend to the forget the details/emotions of the event after 6 months. However, pictures never forget what you’ve frozen in time, and they never do. And it’s those pictures that the family can look back on and remember those family reunions, the mother can share with his/her baby on his/her 21st birthday, the class reunion is now 40 years old & counting.
# Senior Graduates
It’s All About You! You get one shot at graduating from high school; therefore, I feel it should be treated with the same respects as a wedding. It’s your turn to tell the world who I am, why God created me, and what I planned to do with my time on this earth. However, for some kids, this was a dream that would not come. So, I now use the same skills I use to shoot a wedding and capture those unforgettable moments which the senior doesn’t realize he/she would like to share later in life. And those moments that the parents would like to share with today.
But none of this would have come to fruition had I not been given the challenge to take a gift other people saw, which I had not noticed in myself, and help other people capture those moments they never want to forget.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Actually, it’s been fun. The hardest challenge I find now is locating the right client at the right time. Here’s what I mean. Either the client that loves quality & services comes in contact with my business after the event is over. Or, the person wants high quality & service with Walmart prices.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with PhotoVid Gallery – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We specialize in shooting weddings, portraits & senior graduates in natural/outdoor lighting. Shooting a destination wedding is my personal favorite because we love to travel. I love the challenge of going to a place I having been and capture those unforgettable moments.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
1. Expand the Wedding Destination Photography side of our business. 2. Include a 1-minute Photo Video for all photo sessions.
- Wedding: A Free Custom Designs Wedding Magazine Cover & a 1 Minute Photo Video.
- Portraits: A Free Custom Designs Portrait, Maternity or Individual Magazine Cover & a 1 Minute Photo Video.
- Senior Graduates: A Free Custom Designs Senior Portraits Magazine Cover & a 1 Minute Photo Video.
- Website: www.PhotoVidGallery.com
- Phone: 832-509-5147
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/photovidgallery
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/photovidgallery
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/photovidgallery
- Other: www.youtube.com/durwinrandle