We had the good fortune of connecting with Ed Rudolph and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ed, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor for myself, or anyone else in a competitive creative field, to be successful is perseverance. There have been many times in my career, especially early on, where I seemed to be making no progress and facing a lot of rejection. Thankfully in those moments I was able to remind myself the talents that I had and the achievements that I had already made, and keep plugging away at my goals. It became important to realize that success was not going to be an overnight thing.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from other photographers is my attention to detail and my lighting technique. I have developed my technique over years of photographing everything under the sun, so when I’m presented with a new challenge I am able to at least figure out a way to overcome in. My attention to detail is important in making sure the photographs I deliver to my clients have been retouched properly and are up to technical specs.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in the city are Dodger Stadium, The Original Pantry Cafe, Taix Restaurant, and Baja Cantina Restaurant.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
John Kelly www.johnkellyphotography.com was a teacher, mentor, and employer of mine as I was starting out, and I’ve learned a lot of what I know from him.
All photos credit to Ed Rudolph