Last year (there it goes, it already happened last year), Dom Moore came to give us (commercial photography students) a talk about his journey to be a freelance photographer.
Dom Moore is a PCA graduate; he started his studies in National Diploma for two years and did his Foundation Degree in photography. As he said he has been passionate about photography for a long time and 2005* he got himself a LOMO camera. He was shooting 3-4 rolls every week, during this time of practice he started to experiment with multiple exposures (shooting film, rolling it back and shooting over the previous exposure). Invested his money in HOLGA. He submitted London exhibition with his lomography.
When he came to College Dom did inferred landscape shoots and started to use Digital as well as enjoyed Hasselblad and started to take it out for shoots every weekend.
His National Diploma FMP (final major project) was about drug users.
For his Degree he did a project called – “This is Plymouth”, medium format 6×7. When he finished his Degree he went to be a freelance photographer.
Dom’ s first big and the best commission was for “Shaolin School” based in Plymouth.
As Dom said it isn’t easy, he still has a job (Devon based) to pay his bills, he has his own client base and does wedding photography as well as work for Minerva (based in Exeter, street clothing).
Dom is a great photographer and practice in local music event photography, festival, portraiture, products, fashion, landscapes and wedding photography.