Photographer Kojo Capture discusses the origins of his name, photography, photo shoots, his ultimate goal, and more!

Beyond The Lens – The holiday season has been the most busiest time of the year for me with Internet Hollywood and the time invested into those busy moments continues to grow as I find out more stories from talented people all over the New England area. That journey brought me to a great interview with a very talented photographer by the name of Kojo Capture.

 

The Ghanian born photographer filmmaker and photographer based out of Boston, MA gave me all of the inside scoops on his latest plans, projects, camera selections in the beginning stages of his career, his ultimate goal, and more. I reached out to Kojo over Instagram and asked if he would like to do an interview and he was down for it. After that I sent him the questions and got all of his answers sent to me in an email. I hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as I enjoy doing it!

 

~*~*Beyond The Lens /w Kojo Capture*~*~

 

Internet Hollywood: What’s up Kojo?! Welcome to the Internet Hollywood universe! It’s a pleasure to interview for the very first time for our website. I always thought your work was incredible and I’m looking forward to getting the inside scoop on what it took for you to be a talented photographer you are today. So I don’t miss out anything, could you fill our readers in on who you are, where you from, and what you do?
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Kojo: Hey, I am doing great and blessed to be part of this new day. I am currently Systems Engineer working in the biotech industry. I was raised in Ghana, a wonderful country filled with talent people located in the west of Africa. I am a portrait & Lifestyle photographer known for my artistic and vibrant pictures.
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Internet Hollywood: Photography is becoming so popular now that social media platforms like Instagram are around. Many people are discovering all kinds of apps and cameras to use to build themselves in the photography field. When did you discover photography was something you want to make a career out of and what was the first camera you bought to get started?
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Kojo: Oh yeah, everyone in 2018 now thinks they can become a photographer after owning a smartphone or a decent camera. But photography has to be a passion. When I was 16 I had a blackberry bold 9650. I used to record or take pics of my friends with it and had to use Corel Draw to edit the pictures. I remember my friends telling me that I had an eye for colors and details. I bought my first camera out at a flee market for about $20, which was a Nikon d3100. In community college, I took my first intro to photography class. To be honest, I didn’t understand anything in that class.
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Internet Hollywood: What made you choose the name Kojo Capture to represent the brand and do you plan on expanding into other fields sometime in the future?
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Kojo: Kojo is my middle name and in Ghana, it means I was born on Monday. I added Capture to my name as I describe my photography skills as capturing moments and essence of people and please. in the future I plan on becoming a very diverse photography brand with a lot of creative designers and photographers.
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Internet Hollywood: How hard was it for you to learn how to use a camera properly and what became your favorite themes to do during photo shoots once you became more experience?
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Kojo: As I said earlier, photography was a passion so I enjoyed using Photoshop and playing with images and cameras. I didn’t really find any hard time learning. What helped me the most was Youtube. My favorite theme to before any session was to ask a bunch of question and get a clear picture of what the client wants and to make them feel comfortable.
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Internet Hollywood: How are you going about setting up photo shoots and doing functions? Do you currently have rates?
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Kojo: My rates depend on the creative level, hours and the amount of images you want edited. For example, a simple portrait session cost $200 with 4 fully edited professional images.
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Internet Hollywood: What do you look for in the models you choose to work with and is there anything that you don’t do as a photographer that people may think you do?
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Kojo: For a model, I don’t specifically look for anything. I have worked with beginners and pro models. I believe everyone has the potential of bringing out the best in themselves as long as you make them feel confident. Also, patience is one key factor that really helps the most.
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Internet Hollywood: Last question; what is the ultimate goal that you are hoping to fulfill this year and are you currently working on anything at the moment?
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Kojo: My ultimate goal is to photograph who I want, where I want, when I want and still be happy. There is a lot of projects I am working on at the moment. You will eventually find out a few of them before the end of this year.
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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview Kojo. I look forward to seeing the amazing work you put out in the future.
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~*~*Thank you for reading*~*~
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~*~* More Photos*~*~
~*~*Some Photos Taken By Kojo Capture*~*~
Model Brianna Cabell (@brithelifesaver2k17)
Model: Erika | Makeup: @lifestyledasarita
~*~*Links*~*~
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Kojo Capture: InstagramWebsite

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