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Michael Foster

I'm a 22-year-old college student and I shoot freelance photography and video as my main source of income. My goal is to deliver high quality results on budget and on time. I enjoy the process of shooting and editing, creativity runs deep in my genetics. Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to reach out for an estimate or let's discuss what is possible with your existing budget. Thanks for your interest and support. I hope to hear from you.

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How I started story...

 

I'm a second generation creative. My Dad, Travis Foster, runs an illustration agency with artists all over the globe and has done illustration himself for 25 years working with clients like NY Times Magazine, Readers Digest, Chronical Books, and much more.

 

I saw a need for businesses that can't afford top-level artists and designers, or a creative director, or even an ad agency. Even traditional billboards still often lack any creative direction that's effective. I recently made a video about my rant. You can check it out below "DesignIsKing"

 

But I did become a jack of all trades, I essentially had access to tools like top-end photography gear and the adobe suite products at a very young age. My Dad took ample time to teach me about lighting and composition, and I filled the gaps with Youtube, Lynda, Kellby training, and even facebook groups where they would offer CC (constructive criticism).

I started playing with my parent's Classic Canon 5D (was top of the line at the time) and was given a Canon MiniDV  recorder along with Final Cut to pair with the 2007 iMac when I was 13. I've been honing in on my craft as an artist ever since. To the right is a picture of my desk as it sits today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFLUENCES:

 

 

 

My father: Travis Foster

 

 

- Jeremy Cowart,
Having been an avid fan of Jeremy since I was 14, watching videos online through Kelby Training, and recently getting to work with him, personally, in his studio I've learned and have been influenced by his work.

 

- Tim Tadder
I've always aspired to be as good as Tim when it comes to ad campaigns and product shots. His simplicity is unmatched. 
- Aaron Nace
By far the most prolific tutor on Ps, I've been studying Aaron's youtube-famous Phlearn channel.
- Michael Gomez
Another photographer here in Nashville, I've toured and used his Westlight Studios and even have a piece hanging in there today.