I loved doing this interview, because the Interviewer (Sophia Betz) asked some really great questions. We went into stuff like:

Q. What do you find is interesting to talk to photographers about these days in terms of new technologies that didn’t exist even three or five years ago?

Q. What tips do you have for photographers branching out into video?

Q. When you’re out talking to photographers or taking photos, how do you define success in an image?

Q. For first-timers to Photoshop World like myself, what advice would you give?

Q. Do you have any other advice for up-and-coming photographers?

And a bunch more. You can read it right now right here.

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. Scott, loved the interview. What I always love about these kinds of interviews is the background you provide regarding how you started out. Your comment about the signature look was also right on.

  2. Very good, and I was also stricken by the signature look advice on the closing. However, the part that got me was the thought that I had to lock myself into one thing and give up some creative exploration.

    The advice is sound. You need to deliver a consistent product so people know what to expect. However, maybe that’s why I like being a hobbyist more than the idea of being a professional. I always have the freedom to change my mind.

  3. I thought this was going to be another self promoting article (not that that’s a bad thing) but it was really well done.

    I’m trying to make my way through Vision and Voice, refining your vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by David duChemin and he makes the same case for developing your own style and area of expertise. But, I agree with Mr. Beem, in that being a hobbyist gives me a lot more freedom. Plus, and it’s a big plus, a whole lot more relaxing.

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