Melissa Avey: Top 30 Under 30 in 2016



I hate talking about myself! Well I absolutely love photography, I’m a fairly nice person, I enjoy eating burritos and I LOVE weddings. Even when the schedule is exactly the same, no two weddings ever are. I love seeing happy people and families coming together to celebrate such an amazing occasion and of course the ability to create cool images. I probably tear up too much at weddings but it’s not stopping me so I suppose it’ s good.


Tell us what your one must-have piece of gear is and why:

I have to say my Sigma Art 35mm 1.4. It isn’t my *favourite* lens however I could likely shoot an entire wedding with it beautifully as opposed to trying to cram a whole wedding in on a 200mm!


Tell us what your one must-have piece of software is and why:

I love Lightroom and Photoshop but if I have to choose one it would certainly be Lightroom as it makes editing a lot faster and I love the workspace.


What’s your advice for someone just starting out?

Don’t be afraid of artificial light. It is AWESOME. When I first started out, I was hooked on being a “natural light photographer.” I quickly learned that any and all kinds of light are exactly what will create the type of images I want. Cell phones, headlights, flash units, whatever. Use it all to your advantage.


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