The MISSBISH Photography Workshop | Brighton Galvan

Photographer: Brighton Galvan

Instagram: @brightong

Location: I am based in Santa Barbara county California. My home isn't that great of a base so I usually go to LA a lot to meet up with creatives and that helps a lot.

Style: My photography is using light to your benefit to show emotion. My style developed from going out every day and shooting, really, figuring out what I like to shoot most. My favorite thing right now is probably shooting lookbooks and editorial for clothing companies.

Equipment: I have a Canon 5D Mark II and I usually use the 35mm 1.4 lens. I edit everything in Lightroom.

Photography is all about capturing that moment. What's the secret?
The secret is your relationship with the person or whatever you're shooting. It's all about getting the right moment and making them feel special, making the object look great.

How did you get into photography? Tell us about your first experience.
The reason I started photography was because someone asked me to intern under them so I took them up on the offer and actually really enjoyed it.

Tell us the story behind one of the most memorable photos you've shot.
I don't really have one picture in particular. I feel like you need to create the moment that you don't necessarily see and then make it visible through your photography.

“Create with friends and figure out exactly what it is you like to shoot and make that your reality.”

Who has been a great influence or mentor to you and what did you learn from them that you still carry with you today?
The best influence/mentor/inspiration for me has been the Instagram community. Just talking to creative individuals and following what different photographers all over the world are doing and building together has been a beautiful journey. Asking questions has been a huge help and a lot of the answers are found on Instagram.

Tell us three photography tips.
1. Buy a Camera.
2. Go outside.
3. Create with friends and figure out exactly what it is you like to shoot and make that your reality.

Finish the sentence...
If I weren’t afraid I would... pray.

I wouldn't be where I am today if... I didn't have the support of loving people.

I've been listening to... Lecrae.

Kids these days... are spoiled.

I look and feel my best when... I'm shooting photos.

When no one is looking I... work.

Traveling... is key.

I respect... everyone.