Thursday Night Market
I was given the opportunity to photograph my first Thursday Night Market in Pioneer square(Seattle).There is more to being a freelance photographer than just taking photos, meaning a huge social/networking aspect. One thing I was unaware of when going full-time photography was that I would work by myself 75% of the time. So when I was given the opportunity to photograph the "photobooth" at the Thursday Night Market I jumped on it. A goal of 2023 was to meet new people and I thought what a great chance to work on that new goal! Below is a few of my favorite photos of last nights event.
Filters: Star 8pt
As a photographer in the Seattle area, I felt like there was always a race to be the first one to try the trendy next thing. I being a follower purchased this star filter from Hoya. Not knowing how I would use it or if I would have any use for it. I just needed to have it because " you never know". As time went on I had a bit of buyers remorse because I had purchased this item and I had ZERO use for it. However I kept in my camera bag and have used it a few times since the day of purchase. The
First " editorial " photoshoot
As I am making my way into the 2nd year of being a freelance photographer, I need to ensure that I will continue to learn and find new opportunities. One of my weaknesses as a photographer has always been shooting in only natural light because external strobe/ flashes always were so intimidating. In 2023, is when I start to expand my knowledge and experience with artificial lights.
End of the year reflection
2022, was a year of reflection, understanding, learning and opportunity. I completed a year of freelance photography and was fortunate to have all these great confidence boosting photoshoots. I am happy to know that there are many clients, friends, family that are really rooting for me. In retrospect, Alejandro Takes Photos had a very successful year 1 and we are excited to take on year 2. Thank you again and see you all in 2023.
Favorite photo sets in 2022 - Part 2
It has been months since the Concacaf Champions League Final. However, when I see this photo my body remembers the feeling and emotion that It felt in that exact moment. For the next part let us just set the table.
Favorite photo sets in 2022 - Part 1
I am going to be sharing a couple of my favorite photos from a set that I captured in my first year as a freelance photographer. In addition to that I will be sharing a small story about the image.
Who am I ?
My name is Alejandro Sanchez Ochoa, I am a freelance photographer in the city of Seattle. I specialize in portrait and sports photography, however I also capture event, travel, headshots for anyone whom may be looking for photography. I was born and raised in Quincy, Washington where I grew up working on bean, corn, fruit farms.I received my Bachelors Degree in Food Science & Nutrition. Before my career as a freelance photographer I aspired to be a food chemist and a high school teacher. After accumulating 5 years in the field, I decided to leave the traditional work force and start my own business. I am excited to explore this world of freelance. Thankful for all the clients/ friends who supported me in my first year as a freelance photographer. Looking forward to see what 2023 has in store for me.
I will be sharing location, posing, camera settings tips to ensure you get the most out of your next photoshoot.