I’m a photographer | TECH TALK

I’m a photographer | TECH TALK

That’s right! I’m a photographer. I’ve been shooting for over 10 years now. And I started off in fashion, working with… all of
the top agencies in Canada and the U.S. And went up from there. I never went to school for photography; I’m self taught. I actually went to school for theater. But what I would do is just look at the
magazines and just… try to emulate the same look. With what I had, which was just a reflector and daylight. Since starting photography, I’ve gone on to broaden my palette. Which includes headshots. Weddings, oh my goodness. They are absolutely a treat. I used to be terrified of them. Now I look forward to them. Especially destination weddings. And I absolutely love children.They’re so much fun! Life is beautiful. The way I approach photography is the same in all genres. Whether it’s fashion, whether it’s people, whether it’s an object. I look for the beauty. That’s it guys! Check it out.

100 thoughts on “I’m a photographer | TECH TALK”

  1. I just found your channel, and I love your videos, you are a very artistic, like me. I love filming, and drawing, and design..and a lot of other artistic, creative shit! check out my artwork on my channel called SeanaSparkle2, the link is on this channel i'm posting from. My most recent drawing was 2Pac.

  2. Hi maya! Love your channel I am also a photographer but as like you I'm teaching myself…is there any books you would recommend to learn more about light and also what so you use to edit your videos? Thank you

  3. im also teaching myself photography but it would help having a partner teach me in NYC.. i heard that is the best area to get action shots…

  4. That's so weird, when I watched you first video I thought that the art you were talking about was theater

  5. Do you have a somewhat affordable dslr that you would recommend? I'm in the market for one, and I can't seem to figure out which one to get based on reviews…

  6. i want to be a photographer but i dont know if i will be inspired when i get a job! ๐Ÿ™ and because im from greece i dont know where to start! help pleaseeeee!!

  7. were you ever nervous about taking photos, like nervous about ppl watching you do it?….if so…how did you get over it…. wanna do it so bad but imma wuss ๐Ÿ™ i cant even talk in front of a class…

  8. I am a Realtor and I recently found your channel. Can you do a room and house photography tutorial? Or leave a link or title to a video if you have already done this. Love your interior shots. Thanks.

  9. You are sooooooo inspiring!!!! You have a kind of special special sparkle inside you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish u all the best ๐Ÿ™‚ Greetings from Milano ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. I looked at your amazing photography website. How do you pick good backgrounds? I know grunge and graffiti are popular for urban settings. How do you find good shooting locations Maya?

  11. Maya, thanks for inspiring me! A self-taught photographer! Those photos of ItsMyRaeRae's wedding are AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  12. Its interesting that you have a canon & a nikon. For a girl who's interested in photography and even more so because she's been inspired by you! Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ could you tell me what is the difference between the canon brand and nikon brand? Also, why specifically canon for video and nikon for photo?

  13. it's all preference. pick what you like…something that is hopefully not too distracting or something that enhances the image and look you're going for

  14. Thanks Maya you really just motivated me even more to become a photographer. I took photography sophomore, junior, and senior year in high school. Thank You Very Much!
    Are there any magazines, or books that you would suggest?

  15. Hey Maya!!!
    I want to start fotografering, but I am a student and only 19… I currently started bloggen and would like to go wide with my Fashion blog here in Sweden. But I would like to know which kamres that is the best to a resonble price and do you have any Ide as how me as a blogger can find my own way in taking photo shorts so they dont look like any other blogger( want something that befindes me)…


  16. How much do you charge for headshots? You're in the NY area now right? I'm an aspiring actress and I don't know where to get any done :/

  17. I didn't know you were a photographer for ten years! Also, voice over acting please do a video on this. I'm very interested. I'm a junior and I just switched my major to broadcasting maybe minor in theatre. I love fashion but I want to major in something else someone can teach and critique me on. To me fashion is about expression and experience so I would like to major in something to help that or completely opposite from fashion lol. Have a great day! That was long^^

  18. OMG. I just checked out your web page and I AM IN LOVE!!!!! your work is amazing. How can I find out moreย info to see if I can potentially become a client? I have a wedding coming up and im looking for a photographer. Please write me back even if its a no so I can, sadly but quickly, stop day dreaming about how my photos would look with you as my photographer.

  19. I love techie tuesday! These videos are so helpful!!! You've really helped my channel evolve ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being greatย 

  20. I watch your video almost ALL the time ! LOL There's something your voice that just portrays your passion for what you do. Through your channel, you've continuously inspired me and helped in my journey to find self confidence. As a result, I faced my fears and submitted my film portfolio to college. I am now one of the 30 out of 100 incoming Freshman applicants who got accepted into the Film BFA program. The best part is that I finally got my parents to accept my decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for being you ! Your continuous inspiration has inspired me to do things I would have never thought of doing a year ago.ย 

  21. I would love it if you could do a video for us up and coming photographers who are trying to break into the business. I'm a photographer and am also self taught but I'm struggling in this over saturated market. Could you lend some advice for newbie photogs and photographers wanting to break into the fashion industry? Thanks Maya! Love your channel!

  22. Hey maya checked out a lot of your videos very helpful…could you tell me what picture style you use on your canon? Thanks in advance

  23. I'm glad I came across your channel.That s awesome you are a photographer. I'm looking into becoming a photographer i'm looking into going back to college for photography can you please give any tips about photography

  24. Stunning pictures!
    It's hard to keep the motivation up. I started taking pictures 2 years ago and I still have SO much to learn. You inspire me ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. OMG…… You're such an inspiration!!! As a Dumpster Diver( a job most people wouldn't consider) I'm trying show the world the beauty in trash. I've been looking all over YouTube for tips to make that possible! Yes, you've made that possible with your wonderful "techie tues" videos and your very helpful advice! I truly want to thank you for " being you"!

  26. How did you start that career without certificate??? What did you do??? Or you had hook up from your boo??? Lol

  27. I want to become a photographer, but i don't have camera equipment just yet. My favorite photos are baby/kids photos and weddings,graduations and other special events so that's where i want my photographer career to lead too.

  28. Girl, you are great!! I finally bought a dslr camera, and cannot wait to explore with it. thank you for your videos!!

  29. Your work as a photographer, as a social media marketing educator and just your overall positive life / empowerment outlook is very awesome.

  30. I was wondering if you can make a video of a certain camera. I got a Olympus SP-550UZ as a gift but don't know much about it. Would be helpful if you can make a video of some type. I would love it if a came from you ! ๐Ÿ’“

  31. Hello shameless Maya, I'm ur biggest fan. I want to learn photography, and looking at all ur videos, I'm loving it more. I just got myself a Sony hx80. What is UR take on it?? Ur opinion is important to me. thank you Rita

  32. I know you get a lot of comments, I hope you find the time to help me out. My issue right now, although not a big one, is a photography business name. I think it's corny to have a biz name (so and so photography) and I'd like to just be recognized as myself, a photographer. what did you use as your business name? maya washington photography? i just made bus. cards and wrote my name and my title as photographer, but should it become my main job would I have to have a legit bus. name to file taxes or accept payment? I want to do it the right way! Thank you I love you Shameless!!

  33. watching this give me reassurance. I'm always afraid of taking on certain projects I've always been criticized for not studying photography. Thank you for sharing your story

  34. Hola Maya, I've been trying to binge watch all your videos lol. Whats the best way to market yourself for photography?

  35. Can you make a newer version of this video to show how you've came from shooting this one 5 years ago? I've been subscribed to you since 2014 and I can definitely see how much you've grown as a vlogger. I just wanted to hear you talk about your growth and what you've learned over the years of being a photographer and vlogger.

  36. I love it. I am attending school for photography myself. I waited till I was 47 years old to figure out what I truly want to be when I grow up. Thank you for your video it truly inspired me and made me know even more that this is the thing I wanna do. Muah much love and even more success

  37. whyyy are you so dope?! like i had no idea you were shooting like this! i would love to shoot with you. there! it's out in the Uni ๐Ÿ™‚

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