Name: Chad Anthony
Brand/Company Name: Focus on the Positive Photography
Location: McAllen, TX
Social Media: www.instagram.com/F_O_P_Photography
Website: www.focusonthepositivephoto graphy.com
What inspires you?
I live on the southernmost tip of Texas, right on the border with Mexico. This area has an abundant amount of amazing Latin beauties that provide me with inspiration for my photography.
Who is your favorite photographer?
Right now love the work of Kesler Tran, his skin tones amaze me.
Canon, Nikon or Sony?
I shoot Canon, but great shots can be taken with Nikon, Sony, or Fuji. I am amazed at how many people attribute the camera to the final photo. I always say that it is a tool, much like a pan is to a cook. When you eat a great meal, however, you rarely ask the cook what pan he used.
Which camera do you shoot with?
The 5D Mark IV
Which is your favorite lens? Why?
My go to lens is the Sigma 85mm art lens. It focuses well all the way to f/1.4, and provides a creamy bokeh that is pleasing. The 85mm focal length is perfect for full body model shots.
What photo-editing software do you use?
I use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The bulk of the work is done in Lightroom, with final adjustments in Photoshop.
How do you describe your photography style?
My photography style is very much centered on the model, not so much on wardrobe or location. The work is designed to be sexy, so I try to find the sexiest features and highlight them. The work is meant to uplift the models, never meant to degrade.
Have you been published before?
I have been published in some smaller online magazines, and I shot a local bikini calendar for 4 years.
What are your goals for the rest of the year?
Photography is ever changing. This year I would like to continue to refine my skills as a photographer, and keep up with the ever changing technology associated with the art.