Photographer Ron Boyd – A student of life
Which place do you call home?
Currently i reside in LA. Hollywood to be exact.
How did you get into photography?
Was always fascinated with photography but i was really heavy into poetry. Poetry gave me a way
to express myself in many ways. My issue with photography was it seemed extremely complicated
and the learning curve appeared daunting. Until i got writers block really badly and felt like i
needed a different outlet to express myself. Fast forward to me buying my first camera ($750)
How long have you been a photographer?
This December 2015 will make 2 years since i bought my first camera.
Are you self taught or schooled?
Graduated from the school of you tube. So self taught fully.
As you look through the viewfinder, what is the most critical moment in capturing your image?
Unrehearsed emotion. My work is really dependent that i connect with all my subjects on a
personal level. As long as my model has a since of trust and openness while shooting I’m pretty
confident in the outcome.
How would you describe your style?
Not sure how to describe my style. What i do know is I’m a huge fan of Natural light, shadows,
tones, emotion and skin. So jumble all of that together and you have what my style is.
What do you think makes a truly memorable photo?
Story or history. Some of the most powerful images are images that can be linked to a moment in
We know each of us has someone or something that inspires our life and work. Can you tell us the
true basis of your inspiration?
Thats such a tough question because i think a true artist is inspired by everything around them
from conversations to casual interactions.
What’s the craziest/funniest thing that ever happened in one of your shoots?
lol uhhhhh think ill plead the 5th on that one.
What does fashion mean to you?
What photographers from the past or present have influenced you the most?
Names that come to mind are Helmet Newton, Irving Penn, Terry Richardson, Guy Bourdin, Steven
Meisel and Guy Aroch.
What has been your favorite photo location or session?
Any location that has great light and textures are a favorite for me.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?
50mm Zeiss would be it. Really love Prime lens and manual focus. Forces you to move around
and get different angles. Also the manual focus makes you a lot more conscious of every shot.
Do you prefer flash or daylight?
What is your favorite photography accessory, other than your camera?
How important is Photoshop in your final images?
Depends on the shooter. Getting it right in camera has been my main focus. Could really careless
for over photoshopped images. I typically spend more time in Lightroom/Capture One vs
How important is a website and social media for your business?
Social media is a tool that has become really huge in advancement. Im a firm believer you need
both but one can’t live without the other.
What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?
“ Shoot what you cant help but to shoot “ This is the best way to figure out how to find your own
What lies ahead for you?
My first winter in LA lol