When we first started Three Pennies, we thought that North of Atlanta wasn’t the most ‘ideal’ area to start a creative business. There wasn’t a beach nearby or some massive national reserve; just simple buildings and cow pastures. But as our shooting increased, our complaining about the locations decreased because we soon realized that great photography almost always has a great subject infront of the lens, and that we DID have. The creative community that we have slowly discovered around Atlanta is becoming the best part of living and shooting here.
So far our career in photography has been a short one, but oh has it been a good one. During that time Philip has realized that he loves shooting concerts. It was love at first sight when Philip shot at Bigstuf Camps (bigstuf.com) and then had confirmation when the opportunity for Do Good Experience (Do Good Conference) came about. As we became more involved within this community, more opportunities started coming up.
The Catalyst Conference, was our first aha moment that we were involved with something bigger that ourselves. With Catalyst being one of the largest gatherings of young leaders in the country, the conference was both a challenge and a huge learning experience. The Catalyst site says it the best, “Catalyst brings people together – the influencers, the do-ers, the cultural architects, and the change agents who will reclaim our communities and culture for good.” Being able to capture an event of this magnitude will definitely be one of our top moments in our first year.
We hope that you not only enjoy these photos but that you attend the Catalyst Conference in 2011, it’ll be a good one!