P&P Blogger Profile: Scott Eccleston

Scott Eccleston of Weekly Photography Tips

I am my children’s father.

Why do you blog?
Too often I would talk with my photography friends about something cool I had found on the internet and they had no idea what I was talking about, so I started blogging in an effort to share the cool, interesting, and informative things  I stumble across while surfing.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Scott Kelby – he covers so many things (photographically) of interest.
STROBIST & Lighting Essentials as the most important thing is lighting (to control/manipulate it) and these folks cover it the best.

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
5 Years

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Nikon D300

Mac or PC?

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Lightroom, I LOVE Lightroom!

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
A Wacom Cintiq 21UX, makes my nipples hard just thinking about it.

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Find a camera club, it’s a great place to learn and network.

What inspires you to create?
The ability to speak without words, to tell a story with my images.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Love your family.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
The only other place I have family, North Carolina.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I run a small non-profit that does food rescue – I collect/deliver the donated food to food pantries here in southern Maine.

What talent would you most like to have?
To play an instrument, any instrument.

From Inside the Actor’s Studio:
What is your favorite word? ”Dad”
What is your least favorite word? Sub-prime
What turns you on? My beautiful wife
What turns you off? Selfish people
What sound or noise do you love? Hearing my children practicing their instruments
What sound or noise do you hate? Someone crying
What is your favorite curse word? The one you will here right after I pound my thumb with a hammer: “Son-of-a-bitch!”
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? I want Scott Kelby’s Job
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Police officer, I have great respect and admiration for them, but they are (generally) treated sooooo poorly by the public
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “Come on in”

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