Morgan White is a freelance photographer who has experience working in a variety of different sectors including nonprofit, government and media. With a bachelors degree in advertising/marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he has a deep appreciation for the arts in all their forms and that passion is apparent in his love for photography. His experience encompasses portrait and event photography but his passion also draws him towards product and commercial photography.
There are a few reasons why I love my job but I think one of the most significant ones is that it allows me to express my creativity, ideas, vision, and overall myself in such a concrete way. From formulating a concept, to working on the execution, all the way up to the post processing, photography allows me bring a concept to life and then share it with others. I love event photography because it can capture an important moment in time like an engagement or a wedding and save it forever. Being able to see the affection and love in a couples eyes and saving that through a photo for them to share is such a beautiful concept to me. It is incredibly rewarding being able to capture such a pure moment.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done one-on-one portrait sessions and event photography for receptions, engagements and huge meetings. Probably my favorite elements of event photography is getting to take candid shots of the participants. I try to stay out of the way so that often times, they aren't aware I'm even there so I do. not disturb them. Whether they are in the middle of a intense discussion or just enjoying their time catching up, capturing those candid moments captures the reality of that moment and helps preserve it in memory.
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A fun fact about this photographer
I have studied 5 languages both formally and informally but can conversationally speak 3. I studied Spanish throughout high school and university (one of my minors) and studied Japanese in Tokyo, Japan.