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The Alivia Latimer Interview

An interview with photography Alivia Latimer from California.
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Alivia Latimer is an adventurous photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. Through travel and practice, her photographs have greatly improved since she first started. Now shooting for brands such as Banana Republic, Seventeen Magazine, and Macy’s, photography has taken over as a career for Alivia.

Alivia has also been recognized by The Huffington Post, Instagram, and MTV for her stellar photography work. Continue reading to find out how Alivia worked her way up the chain as a photographer.

When did you first get into photography?

I started taking photos in September 2014, but it wasn’t until the beginning of this year, around January 2016, that I started to actually pursue it as a career.
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What made you get into photography?

I wish I had a super glamorous story of how I got into photography, but instead it went something like this…I told my friends I didn’t want to have a normal job, and I wanted to find a creative way to earn an income. They said, “you have a camera, you should become a photographer” and so I did.
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Where do you shoot most? (location)

Natural landscapes are definitely my go to places to shoot. There is nothing quite like the great outdoors.
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Who/what do you shoot the most? 

I tend to be drawn towards shooting portraits, but I have been encouraging myself lately to shoot more lifestyle content, and I’ve really grown to enjoy it!
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What is your editing process for your photos?

I make my own presets on Lightroom, so when I import photos to edit, they already have my preset on on them, which is super efficient. From there I just tweak each image as needed. Pretty simple!
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How do you capture such amazing, soft light?

While it may be a little restricting, I only shoot around sunrise and sunset. Preferably sunrise, if I want really soft light.
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Where would you like to travel for a shoot in the near future?

Ahhh, I would love to travel so many places to shoot. I think the first, and most realistic on my list would be the Pacific Northwest. I’ve never been there, and the landscapes seem incredible. On a larger scale, I think New Zealand would be super neat.
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What are your photography goals for the end of 2016?

My photography goals I’d like to achieve by the end of this year are to zero in on my editing routine even more, as well as be shooting close to every day, which is something I am not doing right now.
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For more on Alivia, you can find her on Instagram (@alivialatimer), on Twitter (@alivialatimer), and on her YouTube channel. Also, for more on Alivia’s portfolio, you can check out her website.
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