Today we’d like to introduce you to Gavin Koenig.
Hi Gavin, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Throughout my entire life, I’ve been a big believer that anything is possible. I’m aware that sounds like a bit of a cliché, but I have first-hand experience on how true it is. I made my dream become more of a reality in a span of one year. From shooting high school sports to now having the pleasure to work with both Oakland University and Legacy Football. What pushed me to get to the position I am in today? I can credit my parents with that. They believed in me no matter what I did and truly pushed me to be great. I can only hope to continue making them proud as the years go by.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Over the years I had many bumps in the road. No one can truly have zero struggles when trying to accomplish their dreams, but I personally felt that no bump would be able to stall my long-term goals. In fact, it makes the end goal just that much greater when you accomplish it! Having anything handed to you on a silver platter really doesn’t give you the opportunity to truly put in the work.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a sports photographer and graphic designer who is a firm believer in producing not just quality work but producing content that the athletes I work with are genuinely happy with. There’ are plenty of people in this field who treat the athletes they work with in ways which I personally don’t agree with. They strictly develop a business relationship, and while I know that is something not genuinely “wrong”, I feel that in order to truly produce the best content possible, both parties have to be comfortable with each other.
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
Producing quality work. When I say that, I mean not just work that is taken on a high-quality camera, but one that when you look at it makes you think “wow, this guy knows what he’s doing”. I’ve seen plenty of people think that just because they drop thousands on a camera setup, they are now considered a “photographer”. They then think they can overcharge their clients for mediocre photos. Solely so they can pay off their camera setup. I highly disagree with that. You need a creative eye to truly give your clients the best work possible. That’s something you’re born with, not something you can buy!
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