165: Drew Gurian Discusses Using Photoshelter and Working His Way Up to Shooting Celebrities

Drew Gurian is a New York City based celebrity and lifestyle photographer. He has photographed a variety of personalities including Kendrick Lamar, the cast of The Hunger Games, and President Barack Obama in the White House. He even has a selfie with Bo, the former First Dog.

From the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast:

We want to give a huge thank you to Drew for taking the time to chat with us! We consider ourselves students as the listening audience, and appreciate him sharing his extensive knowledge with us.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • how he worked his way up as an intern to eventually shooting well-known celebrities
  • the elements of persistence in his photography career
  • the importance of having a distraction-free website
  • the simple way of finding an internship
  • the significance of keeping your portfolio updated online
  • balancing your time when running a photography business
  • the individualized approach to building relationships with industry contacts
  • simply being likable and authentic without being pushy

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Photo credit: Robert Caplin

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