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Check Out Tylor Hutcheson’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tylor Hutcheson. 

Hi Tylor, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I became interested in photography when I was 15. It was a hobby that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching myself about and loved exploring the intricacies of the technical aspect. Within a few months of getting my first DSLR, I taught myself manual mode and practiced every day. Not long after I discovered night landscape images with stars forming a circular pattern – star trails – and spent the next several months teaching myself how to do them. To this day they are still my favorite images to create. When I graduated high school, I decided to go to college and get a bachelor’s in commercial photography. There I found a new love for photography in creating advertising images. I love working in the studio and creating concepts for different products. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Like most things in life, there are always peaks and valleys. In the grand scheme, I would say it has been mostly smooth. I chose to be a photographer because I refuse to sit in an office and work a 9 to 5 that I despise. I wanted to do what made me happy above all else, regardless of whatever challenges would arise. Where I have struggled the most is learning and understanding the business side of photography- especially in advertising. Wrapping my head around how the corporate world works has been the most challenging, but I look forward to gaining experience and being fully comfortable in that environment. I have definitely suffered from burnout before, and I am thankful I can afford the time to take a break and regain my creative energy. When I came back after a few months off the level of my work skyrocketed. Sometimes taking a break is the best thing you can do! 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
In general, advertising photography is what I spend most of my time doing. I love working in the studio creating anything my mind can come up with. I really enjoy shooting more challenging products like watches and bottles. Getting the reflections in the glass just right is incredibly rewarding to me. I am definitely a perfectionist and studio work is a great outlet for that. Having full control over every pixel in the image and getting everything just right is immensely satisfying. Outside of the studio, I love shooting night landscapes. Doing time-lapse photos of the stars is by far my favorite thing to photograph. It is definitely more of a spiritual experience for me. Spending hours alone in the middle of nowhere at night watching the stars… It is therapeutic. Creating star trail images will always be my go-to when I need to relax, and I am most proud of them. 

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