MA photographer Andrew Powers discusses learning about photography, the dos and don’ts, whether he’ll do films, his rates, and more!

Beyond The Lens – Now that everything is back in motion in the Internet Hollywood universe it was only a matter of time before a wave of new stories make their appearance on our front page. I did a lot of interviews with a bunch of extremely talented people and the wait has been on for the publications ever since. One of those talented people I interviewed for the very first time was Massachusetts photographer Andrew Powers.

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Andrew has been on my list for a while so it was only a matter of time before he was going to receive an invite to do an interview with me for Internet Hollywood. Once he agreed, I sent him a couple of questions to answer and he kindly filled me in with everything I needed to know. Enjoy the interview!

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~*~*Interview /w Andrew Powers*~*~

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Internet Hollywood: What’s up Andrew?! Welcome to the Internet Hollywood universe! Thank you for giving me the time of day to write up these questions to send for you to answer. This interview was definitely long overdue and I apologize for the delay. As I stated in previous interviews, when I normally interview people for the first time I normally get the background story on the person for our readers. So if you don’t mind, could you explain to our readers who you are, where you from, and what you do?

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Andrew: My name is Andrew Powers and I am the owner of Andy Powers Photography. I am based out of southern Ma/Ri area and have been doing photography for about 34 years.


Internet Hollywood: You have done a lot of great photo shoots with others and I had the pleasure in seeing some of the great photos that were taken by you in the past. What lit the fuel inside you that made you want to do photography and was it hard for you to learn how to use the camera in your beginning stages? What helped?

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Andrew: I have always liked capturing special moments and beautiful landscapes, as i developed my skills i got more into model and fashion photography although still very much enjoy landscape/nature photography. I am a self taught photographer and a lot of my learning was trial and error for many years, more currently because you never stop perfecting your craft the intenet and youtube are a big help with learning different techniques and styles.

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Internet Hollywood: What has been the set goal and your main focus now that you’re far more experienced with the resources to do things you couldn’t when you first started and where do you hope this vision takes you when you do accomplish those goals?

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Andrew: My goals are and always will be to love what I create, which is beautiful art whether it be nature or the beauty of a model/dancer. With greater resources i am now able to create more elaborate art and work with a more diverse clientele. Im not sure if i will ever accomplish my goals as i am continually setting new goals and raising my standards higher to better myself.

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Internet Hollywood: You have done many themes with others in photo shoots and that makes me wonder just how far you’re willing to go with your talent. What kind of photo shoots are you hoping to do more of this year and is there a chance we might see you do films?

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Andrew: Film is not something that has really ever interested me. it’s more of capturing the beauty of the moment that will remain ever frozen in time. This year i plan on working on more artistic style shoots and create those images that just make you say wow!!

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Internet Hollywood: Out of everything you do, what kind of services do you offer and what are your rates currently?

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Andrew: My services include everything like family/pet portraits, events, model portfolios, fashion shows and weddings, my rates vary depending on the type and duration of the shoot/event, they range from $150 to $2400.

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Internet Hollywood: Judging by your experience as a photographer, what are the do’s and don’ts for photographers that’s just started off and what would be the best camera to get and programs to watch to learn how to better perfect their craft?

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Andrew: There are too many dos and don’ts when talking about photography and working with clients but I will list my top 5 of each. Do’s: Always prepare the night before, always be upfront with clients about the details of the shoot, always bring extra everything to a shoot including batteries memory cards and a camera if possible. Know your equipment and its capabilities, Make your clients comfortable (an uneasy model will show in the photos). Dont’s: DONT BE INAPPROPRIATE WITH CLIENTS, don’t assume no one is better than you, don’t be late to a shoot, don’t promise something your skill level cant deliver, don’t promise clients photos back in an unrealistic time frame. As far as the best camera to learn on I wouldn’t say their is any one better camera its more of a personal preference but buy one that has manual settings and learn how to use them as it creates a better photo. Learning your craft takes years and for me its easier to talk with other photographers and watch you tube videos and then practice, practice, practice with friends and models willing to let you learn with them.

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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Andrew!

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~*~*Credits & Links*~*~

Andrew Powers: InstagramFacebook

Picture 1: Sharon Cox Designs | Model: Laura Williams

Picture 2: Devox Designs | Model: Michaela Christine

Picture 3: Devox Designs | Model: Ambrielle Lace

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