We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Palmer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matthew, what do you attribute your success to?
The single most important factor for me at the moment is ensuring that my clients enjoy the time we spend working together. I aim provide an experience that is comfortable, fun and memorable. Some clients are laid back, others high energy. I try to match whatever vibe is most appropriate for that client. My hope is that the time we spend shooting will be effortless and natural for my clients.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art and interests in photography are constantly evolving. I started out spending a lot of time doing aerial and event photography and have since transitioned into studio photography. I enjoy learning about the different aspects of photography – lighting, shooting at different focal lengths, apertures etc. What possibly sets me a part from other photographers is my focus on ensuring that my clients enjoy our time shooting. As much as I enjoy the technical aspects of photography my focus is to ensure that my clients are happy and have a good experience. The biggest lesson I have learned through my journey as a photographer is figuring out what my unique value add is to my clients. This is essential when you are developing a brand especially since a lot of my work comes from referrals. Good customer service goes a long way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As no surprise, Wynwood (Miami) is a staple for me in terms of places to go to have fun. Wynwood is a popular spot for people who are interested in photography given the murals and constant activity. It’s vibrance, rich culture and fun nightlife underscores the melting pot nature of what it means to live in Miami. The other area that I like to visit is downtown Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas). There are a lot of fun bars, restaurants and quaint spots where you can get a feel for the city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to the team (especially Octavian) at Artography Studio in Lauderhill. Their meetups have provided a safe, professional and non-judgemental space for photographers and models to practice and create.
I wasn’t able to upload photos using the photo uploader. The pics with the blue, pink and yelow bckgnd are of me. Please use these photos in the story: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Tp2qv9CuGNj5mLeP6