When did you first get interested in photography?

PAUL: my mom signed me up a photography class at the park district… I was like 12.

What kind of camera did you shoot with then?

PAUL: it was a CANON AE1 and photographed with Natural light at a near by farm.

When did you first shoot with artificial light and how did you learn?

PAUL:  First time was my brother Kenny’s wedding, I borrowed lights from another studio.

When did you get your first set of lights?

PAUL:  when I first started working with a wedding coordinator and I bought a speedo tron and pack and heads  and then I took a workshop with  Darton Drake and it opened up my creative side and I invested in Calumet Travelights.

When did you make the change from Film to Digital?

PAUL: In 2003,  it opened up more opportunities and my wife didn’t complain as much about the film and lab bill.

What do you shoot with now?

PAUL: a CANON EOS 1D Mark 4

If you had any advice to give new photographers, what would it be?

PAUL: Study the Light and see how you can manipulate and improve it.

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