A Little Bit About Minnie
Hi, my name is Minnie Watkins and I’ve had an interest in art since I was a little girl. I remember I used to go and visit galleries with my grandpa and sisters, and its from those visits to the galleries that my love of photography grew. Instead of just looking at pictures being captured from someones mind, I loved how the photographs that I would see on the walls were actually capturing a moment in time that someone has caught on camera. Once my mother bought me my first camera for my 13th birthday present, there was no stopping me. I would photography anything and everything, and I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I was lucky enough to be taken on as an apprentice at my local newspaper as I worked my way through college. At first I would only help out in sorting out which pictures would be displayed alongside each story, but I got my break when I went on an assignment with a news reporter who was working on a story about a small animal farm. As much as I thought I knew about photography, that day taught me that I had so much more to learn. Now I didn’t have the comfort of taking as much time as I wanted to compose my shots, and of course the animals would never pose in the way I wanted.
So fast forward, and here I am 25 years later sharing all of my knowledge with you. I’ve been lucky to travel to several countries in the world and have taken photographs of all kinds of things. But 7 years I decided to come home and needed to earn money to survive. Somehow I fell into the world of real estate photography, loved it and have stayed with it ever since.
Now my mission is to help those photographers who want to transition into this world of real estate, and I hope the articles that I have pulled together help you in some shape and way.