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Meet Nick Phillips

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nick Phillips.  

Hi Nick, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
When I was in elementary school, I decided that I wanted to buy myself a little handheld game console. I bought myself a Nintendo DS XL and noticed it had a camera on the back and front sides. I became obsessed with taking photos of everything I saw, everywhere I went. Eventually, as I grew older, my parents bought me a Nikon point-and-shoot camera for Christmas. This is what started everything. Having an actual camera was a blessing as this allowed me to learn more about the art of photography. As I grew older, I upgraded to a newer DSLR camera and have since grown my business with that. I have also dived into the video field due to my school having an excellent Broadcast Journalism class. This allowed me to have opportunities that the usual teenager wouldn’t have. Shooting a commercial for my school, weddings, and school events. You name it, and it’s probably been done. 

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?
Dealing with competition can be a struggle, but it is not too big of an issue. Honestly, keeping up with the newest equipment is important. Sure, you don’t need the best camera that’s out right now, but it’s useful to make sure that your equipment is still in good shape and is of good quality if you were to use it on a paid shoot. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My main priority is Photography & Videography. I specialize in portraits, cinematic work, weddings, commercials, etc. My proudest accomplishment was definitely taking two first-place titles in the 2022 MIPA (Michigan Interscholastic Press Association) video & podcast competition. I think what sets me apart from others is definitely the vision that I have and the motivation and drive that I have to accomplish the ideas that I see. 

How do you define success?
I don’t necessarily see success as having to be wealthy or famous or anything like that. I see it as simple as this. If I’m doing better than I was yesterday and I am working at accomplishing something, that is a success. 


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