Today we’d like to introduce you to Bella Camerino.
Hi Bella, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Bella Camerino and I am a San Diego native. I have been working as a part-time freelance photographer for the past few years and have been absolutely loving it! I’ve always had a passion for photography as my mom used to shoot film photography as a hobby. My parents have both been in creative fields, so I naturally gravitated towards any type of art all my life. Fast-forwarding to today, I specialize in portrait and lifestyle photography, so I get to shoot lots of fun fitness content, brand events, graduations, engagements, families, + more!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
For me, freelancing has not been the smoothest road to say the least. A few obstacles I’ve encountered are consistency in booking work, finding my “aesthetic” when it comes to editing and the back end of starting your freelancing business as a whole. Obviously, it is not easy starting a business, especially as a freelancer, because you are not only the photographer, but you are your own accountant, marketer, publicist, etc. But freelancing has shown me how much I love being able to have the creative freedom to do what I love and creating a memorable experience for my clients who trust me to capture their moments that will last a lifetime.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
As a freelance photographer, I specialize in portrait and lifestyle photography! This ranges from working with fitness studios and influencers/talents to gender reveals engagements and graduations! I am most proud of some of the amazing opportunities I’ve been able to do, such as shooting images for Puma and creating content for a few fitness studios around San Diego. I believe what sets me apart from other photographers is that I really focus on making sure my subject (aka you!) is as comfortable in front of the camera as possible. I think my best work is capturing candid moments, which makes you feel so much more emotion compared to looking at a still, posed image.
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I believe the most important quality to being a successful photographer is to always remember to do what you love and continue to excel in what you are great at. There are so many different types of photography that you won’t always be able to be good at every single thing.
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