Dec 13, 2017
Welcome to the very first episode of the Photo Bar Podcast! In this episode, I introduce myself, the type of photography I do and how I got started, why I started the Photo Bar Podcast, what I hope you get out of it, and much more.
My name is Matt Druin. I'm an Atlanta, Georgia based documentary wedding, portrait, editorial, and documentary family photographer.
The quick breakdown is I got into photography by total accident. At the time I was in college studying finance as I wanted to pursue personal financial coaching. Shortly after I ended up switching majors to art focusing on graphic design. We had to get a camera to take photos of our work for our portfolios, so I traded a toolbox for a new Nikon d3000 on craigslist. A few months later I told my wife that I wanted to quit my job and school a pursue photography full-time. Since I only owned the camera for a couple of months, my wife thought it would be best if I waited a year or so to learn how to actually use a camera, take photos, and build up some clients. Two weeks later I decided to dive right in. I quit school, my job, and here we are today.
I started this podcast as a passion project. I love to teach, help others, and pushing myself to try new things. When I first got started no one was interested in helping me, podcasts and YouTube education were not as popular as they are now, and I was left trying to figure out things most by myself. I've made a lot of mistakes, failed and continue to fail, and I want to be able to share those learning experiences with others. I also want this podcast to be more than just business and photography. I want it to include topics related to personal life, money, travel, and various other topics since I feel we are much more than just photographers and running a business is more than just black and white.
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