Cameryn Robertson, or @camrophoto as she is known on social media, is not your average college student. Aside from being a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College, Robertson is a captivating, blossoming photographer with a strong passion for bringing artistic, fierce, difference, and aesthetic to every shoot she executes.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, and of loving.” 

When L.A. native, Cameryn, isn’t executing her shoots, you can find her telling her models of color to embrace and embody their #BlackGirlMagic, by letting models know how beautiful and confident they are, along with how much the world needs to know about them and where they stand. Showing the importance of embracing beauty.

 

Join me as we get to know Cameryn Robertson through the lens of her life, experiences, and future endeavors. 

 

Q: What is your full name and where are you from?

A: My name is Cameryn Robertson and I am originally from Los Angeles, CA but I currently live in Atlanta, GA

Q: Are you currently in school? if so, where do you attend.

A: I am currently a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College

Q: How long have you been doing photography?

A: I’ve been doing photography since May 2016

Q: How would you describe the growth in your skill since you’ve started?

A: I would describe the growth on my skill since I’ve started as if it were a scale from one to ten, I would rate myself as about a 7 because everyone always will have something new to learn every day and that’s what I’m doing. I still have lots of things to learn in this industry and that’s okay.

 

Q: What inspired you to want to do photography?

A: What inspired me to do photography is just looking at all the media and seeing so many beautiful pictures and amazing people that I could possibly shoot with. This has always been a dream of mine and I knew one day I would be behind the camera and doing so many amazing photoshoots with lots of beautiful people.

Q: What is one of the best shoots you have ever done?

A: One of the best shoots I’ve done so far is the “Milk Bath” shoot.

Q: Who do you hope to shoot one day? What event do you plan to shoot one day?

A: Eventually one day I would love to shoot with Zendaya Coleman. Also, an event I would love to shoot someday is NYFW (New York Fashion Week), it has always been my dream to go to New York and shoot the Fashion Shows there.

Q: What is some ultimate goals for yourself and your career?

A: Some of my ultimate goals for myself and my career is to make it to the top like all the other amazing photographer and being able to shoot with bigger people such as Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, SZA, Solange Knowles, etc. Another ultimate goal is getting my own studio one day and being able to show people that when you work hard and push yourself for what you want and where you want to be in life you will do anything to make it there.

Q: How do you remain focused and execute every project/task handed to you?

A: The ways I remain focused and execute every task/project that is handed to me is by just staying very organized. That’s the most important thing about having your own business is staying up to date and making sure everything is intact.

Q: Who are your inspirations?

A: My inspirations are @Photosbydarrin,@brandonwoelfel, @islandboiphotography, @shotbysed, and @dennis247_

Q: Do you have a specific lens you use for your shoots?

A: At the time right now, I do not have a specific lens I use.

Q: How would you define the style of your shoots?

A: The way I would define the style of my shoots is very artistic, fierce, different, classic, and aesthetic.

Q: Are you currently working on any projects?

A: Yes, I am most definitely working on a project for my business.

Q: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, and of loving,” What does that mean to you??

A: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, and of loving,” which means that photography has lots of emotions that comes along with it and that can be with the photographer or even the model as well. A photoshoot that’s with very dark backdrops and dark props can mean anger and a photoshoot with a model blowing bubbles or has flowers all around her can mean that she’s happy and she’s living the moment. Photography has quite a lot of meaning to it.

Q: What is your definition of Black Girl Magic and how do you embody the presence of it, through your photography?

A: My definition of “Black Girl Magic” is an African American woman who embraces her beauty and loves who she is doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of her and that she is magical along with her beautiful flaws. I embody the word “Black Girl Magic” through photography by showing and telling my models of color that they are beyond beautiful and that the world needs to know who we are and where we stand. It is important that woman of color should continue to embrace their beauty.

Q: When you edit your photos, what style do you go for?

A: When I edit my photos, the style I go for is mainly natural. I am very big on keeping my photos very natural and low. Too much edit takes away the realness and beauty of the model.

Q: Do you plan to shoot events or other aspects of photography??

A: I do eventually plan on shooting events and other aspects of photography for sure.

Q: What do you believe are some of the conflicts many photographers experience in their craft?

A: Some conflicts I believe that photographers experience with their craft is sometimes trying to find different ideas that no one has ever done before which can be very difficult, staying confident in yourself, staying organized all the time, and working 24/7.

Q: When is comes to the confidence of the models, or the people you shoot for, how do you get them to do exactly what you want? What steps do you take to ensure the photoshoot turns out how you envisioned it?

A: To get my models to give me exactly what I want for a photoshoot, I usually show them the picture I am inspired by and I ask them if they are up to model for this specific shoot.

Q: What is your opinion on visual/graphic artists not getting the recognition they deserve, when it comes to creating art for musicians/events?

A: My opinion on visual/graphic artists not getting the recognition they deserve when it comes to creating art for musicians/events is that I believe that everyone who is trying to make their dreams come true should definitely receive some type of recognition especially if they are working very hard in the industry. Everyone deserves a chance

Q: What can we expect from you in 2017 and 2018?

A: The new and bigger things you can expect from me in the year of 2017 and 2018 is hopefully I will be shooting at the NYFW (New York Fashion Week) in New York and also working in a studio along with a few of my favorite photographers.

Q: As a woman on the rise, what advice could you give to other women who are aspiring photographers?

A: Some advice I would give to women who are wanting to become aspiring photographers in the future or now is just stay focused on what you want, never give up on yourself and always know that you can do anything you put your mind to. Strive and push yourself and one day you will make it to the top, but that comes along with putting in hard work as well.

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