Interview with guest photographer Thomas Prusso
I’d like to introduce you to Thomas Prusso! Thomas is the photog who brought us Michelle Renae. This family portrait turned glamour photographer enjoys the natural outdoors look and Facebook to network. Hungry with the passion of improving his craft, Thomas is the consummate professional and always looking forward to outdoing the last shoot. Let’s take a moment and get to know him in his words:
GMM: How long have you been a photographer?
Thomas: I’ve been doing photography for about 4 years and started my business just over a year ago.
GMM:: How did you get your start?
Thomas: I started with family portraits and engagement photos but moved up to glamour and fitness photos.
GMM: Do you like to keep your techniques a secret or do you like to share with others?
Thomas: I don’t mind sharing my techniques with others.
GMM: Who would you love to shoot?
Thomas: I am a huge fan of Christine Dolce and would love to work with her some day.
GMM: Who is the most famous model you have shot with?
Thomas: Michelle Renae.
GMM: What makes you different from the other photographers?
Thomas: I care more about having fun at my shoots then anything else. if a photog and a model are having fun then their chemistry is better and intern the photos come out better
GMM: Who is your favorite photographer?
Thomas: Justin Price is one of my favorite photographers, is work is amazing.
GMM: What is your ultimate goal as a photographer?
Thomas: To travel the world taking photos at the most unique locations with the most beautiful women.
GMM: What traits do you look for in a model?
Thomas: An awesome spunky personality that will show in the photos.
GMM: Canon or Nikon?
Thomas: Nikon D3200.
GMM: What is your favorite lens to use?
Thomas: My 50mm f 1.8.
GMM: What is your Favorite Lighting Gear?
Thomas: Natural lighting with a flash and diffuser, i like to keep it simple.
GMM: Mac or PC?
Shooting, Models, Locations
GMM: Do you have a favorite location to shoot?
Thomas: Nowhere specific, i love working around water.
GMM: Do you bring Hairstylist and Make up artist to your shoots?
Thomas: On occasion but a lot of the models I’ve worked with prefer to do it themselves.
GMM:Do models try to play you for gimmees? If so, does it work?
Thomas: Just once and no it didn’t work.
GMM: Do you find it challenging to be around such beautiful models?
Thomas: No way i love it!
GMM: Do you use model mayhem?
Thomas: Yes I do.
GMM: What is your favorite social network?
Thomas: Facebook for sharing my work but Model Mayhem to fin models.
GMM: What do you love about Facebook and what do you hate about Facebook?
Thomas: It’s easier to share photos but easier to have them stolen too.
GMM: Do you think photographers get a bad rap?
Thomas: Not for the most part, but I feel like they don’t get enough credit.
GMM: What is the worst experience you can remember from a photo shoot?
Thomas: When I worked with a girl who refused to say anymore then two words and had the most painful smile, that was a long hour!
GMM: Do you see a solid career for the bikini models?
Thomas: Absolutely! especially from a fitness point of view.
GMM: Is there anything you want to express now that people should know about this business?
Thomas: I think Models get a bad rap a lot of the times but almost all of the models i’ve worked with have been very intelligent and fun people to be around. If i could express anything it would be how hard working and smart models are.