Business Name: LNM Photography
Name: Lindsey Martin
Location: Noblesville, IN
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
My name is Lindsey, I am currently a college student and started my business almost accidentally after I graduated high school. I had classmates asking me to take their senior photos & over the past two years it has grown into a blossoming business. I am focusing on mostly seniors now and couldn’t be happier!
|What is in your gear bag?
I shoot with a Nikon D700, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, and a Nikon 85mm 1.8. I have a few other lenses but those two are always on my camera! I love using my reflectors too!
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from Pinterest, music, and art. I always have a board going on Pinterest & that sparks many ideas. Also I am always listening to music and that really inspires a lot of aspects of my business.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
One obstacle I faced was being so young and not being taken seriously. Even now, at 20, sometimes people ask about my age and how it effects my business. I may be young but I am also a great business owner and photographer!
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
I found that improving one skill set at a time is important. If I find myself struggling, I will pick one thing to focus on learning or improving. For example, I started with lighting, mastered that, then moved on to focusing, posing, and editing. Learning things one step at a time has improved my work incredibly.