Shainna Miles | Film Maker
Well about me. I enjoy romantic comedies and long walks on the beach, just kidding...well I do, but that's not why we're here. Being a New Orleanian, I think I was instilled with a love for all things Art related from birth. From marching in the band, to dabbling in drawing, and now owning my own media company, it was always in some way a part of my life!
It's been said that when something's for you, you just know. Well that's how I felt when I held my first camera. I’d scraped up all of my money, and seeing my passion my parents told me they'd match whatever I could save up, and it landed me a Canon T1i. It wasn’t the fanciest of cameras, but it was mine! That sparked a fire in me and I knew filmmaking was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I love being able to start with an idea and watch it blossom into something amazing. I can't say that I would have it any other way!
Cameron Johnson | Photographer
Hmmm so where do we start? Well I guess i’m a little different than most photographers, I wasn’t born with a camera in my hand and I definitely wasn’t a shutterbug before I could walk. I unfortunately spent most of my baby time “babying” lol. However, for as long as I could remember I have always been a creative. I got into photography pretty late in life but like all who fall for photography I fell HARD. Before finding photography I spent about 8 years as a professional musician and was able to travel all over the U.S. and Internationally playing New Orleans jazz and brass band music. While traveling I would occasionally take a few iPhone photos here and there to remember the trip and share photos with my family back home, but I quickly realized I couldn't get the looks I had in mind with my iPhone. After a while I started looking into cameras and I noticed myself getting more and more interested in the world of photography.
It wasn’t long before I found myself spending literally days at a time on Youtube watching videos and tutorials about photography, cameras or whatever else I could get my eyes on. Eventually I realized this little addiction of mine wouldn’t go away until I actually bought a camera. (This is where I experienced the first cruel lesson of photography: Everything is super crazy expensive!! lol) Needless to say I scraped together as many pennies as I could find and bought my first camera, a brand spankin’ used Canon t3i. It was beautiful to me and while it had a few dings in it, I don’t think I put it down once for at least a month. Fast forward through a few years of studying and practice and I now find myself documenting love, happiness and the true nature of people on a regular basis. I honestly don’t even remember how I got to this point! However, I am I truly truly thankful for the opportunity to do what I love to do and I couldn’t be any happier with the incredible path that I stumbled on to.