Photographer of the Month: Rob Dietrich
As an instructor, it has always been a great joy to watch people grow and develop in their abilities. This month we feature Rob Dietrich, who I've seen adapting different techniques and experimenting with different ideas on a regular basis. I love seeing the new pictures he releases and look forward to seeing where he goes during the course of his career. Welcome to Philadelphia, courtesy Rob Dietrich.
How did you get interested in photography?
When I was younger I always enjoyed looking at great photos online. I bought my first SLR a Canon rebel 2000 and noticed it helped me relax. Since then I've always had a camera with me but I didn't truly get into the dynamics of photography till around two years ago.
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been taking pictures for around 6 years now but i wouldn't of called myself a photographer till about a year ago. It is something I continue to work on.
What is your favorite place to photograph? Or subject?
While I try to be an all-around type photographer, currently my favorite subject to shoot is abandoned buildings. Something about photographing something that could be gone any day drives me to do a better job at shooting.
How can photographers help change/impact the world, while they are traveling?
I think Photographers change the world every day by photographing injustice from governments or just by teaching someone something about photography.
Are there rules in other countries people need to be aware of about who or what you can or cannot shoot?
Every country has different laws so if you are traveling always check the local laws about photographing in public spaces; some require permits for tripods. Always use common sense if you are on public property you are normally ok to shoot if approached by police be respectful and they will normally do the same.
Any photography tips you want to share?
The best tip i can give to anyone interested in learning photography is just go out and shoot. If you are anything like myself I won't get much out of reading about it. I have to do it in order to learn it.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
Always strive to better yourself and your work and never judge your work by someone else's. We all have our own special touches.
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All photos courtesy and copyright Rob Dietrich
Article by Jordan Oram