Today we’d like to introduce you to Nick Pomes.
Nick, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The first time I remember using a camera was probably around 2003. I was about six years old, and my parents used to let me use those old disposable film cameras at birthday parties. Even then I was always looking for the coolest angle to get a unique perspective on what was going on. I remember climbing to the top of a playground to get a high angle on everyone else below me, and being amazed at how different the photo looked. Though that may seem so simple now, as a six-year-old it blew my mind and was encouragement to continue trying new things.
My next big encounter with the camera would be in 5th grade when I took a photography class at school. Every week I came into the class hoping to constantly one-up myself from the last week. My teacher did a really great job giving us constructive criticism and teaching us about composition. I feel that I learned a lot from her as an 11-year-old that I still keep in mind when taking photos today. Middle school was also when I first started making videos. My siblings and I would set up my little point and shoot digital camera in the backyard on my dad’s old tripod and record ourselves playing with the dog, having toy sword battles… all sorts of stuff.
In high school, I got my first DSLR and actually started learning about the technical end of photography. Thinking back on it, it’s really interesting that I learned so much more about the art of photography before I was really introduced to the technical side of it. I also learned a lot more about the professional aspect of videography in high school. I learned the importance of communicating with a team and clients to make sure everyone is happy and getting what the want out of a video. Today I work for the athletics department at the University of Houston, where I’m also a student. I get to create high quality and engaging videos on a weekly basis and am still learning new things from experience.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’m very fortunate to say that it has mostly been a smooth road for me. My family and friends have always been really supportive of what I do and have always been quick to help me out in whatever way I needed it when working on a project. Sometimes hitting a mental block while doing creative work can be really frustrating, but they always give me either an escape or the inspiration to get back at it.
Please tell us about Nick Pomes Videography & Photography.
Currently, I do freelance photography and videography, as well as work video work with the University of Houston Athletics department.
On the freelance side, I specialize in portrait and event photography, but can also accommodate for various other kinds of jobs.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
It’s really hard to pick out one favorite memory from my childhood, but I’d say that anytime I was with my family I was happy. I can’t thank my parents enough for raising me with love and providing me with so many happy memories. They always encouraged me to try new things and kept me imaginative.
- Website: nickpomes.com
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