WPPI Preview: Belinda Reedy

Topic at WPPI: How to turn League Sports Photo Day From Chaos to CHA CHING!
Tell us about you!
Professional Photographer since 1985. Worked at the first one hour photo lab in the state of Florida from 1985-1989. Employed by Kodak, and affiliated companies from 1989-1995 as regional customer service rep for Florida. Member WPPI, PPA, and SEP. Began as a music photographer shooting events with Tom Petty, David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, and many others. Has personally shot over 800 weddings. Photographs over 10,000 kids in youth sports per year.

What is your favorite Miller’s (or MpixPro) product?
My favorite product has to be the sports and events plaques. They are versatile for my customers, and a great add on sale.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in the thought that something I created will survive for years after I do. I once had a Mother come to me and ask if I felt like I raised her children because I have watched them grow up.
This year, I marks the year I have photographed over 80% of the gradutating class since they were 8 years old.

What advice do you have for new photographers?
Work harder than you think you can. Don’t miss an opportunity to pick up your camera. Don’t ever take a job you don’t believe you can give 100% on, but most importantly, don’t be afraid to adapt and try new things.

What is the craziest thing that has ever happened at a shoot?
1) I was working a wedding as an assistant with another photographer. He stayed behind to finish the formals and I went to the reception. When he pulled up and hopped out of his car to catch the bride and groom he forgot to put the car in park. It rolled down the hill and nearly into a river!
2) During soccer season in 2005, we were shooting on an overcast day. When the weather finally went south, it did so quickly the hurricane sirens were sounding while we were packing up.

One Response to “WPPI Preview: Belinda Reedy”

  1. Surprised says:

    Is this a joke? Is she teaching a class on what to avoid? Those photos MIGHT have gotten a C in Photo I, but this is real life. Woof!