We caught up with one of our Toronto Street & Documentary campers, Casey Buttke to discuss her views on photography and to learn more about her.
Casey loves to shoot street photography on the streets of Toronto as well as taking portraits. Read our interview with Casey for inspiration and to find out more about some of the students we have here at GTA Photography Camps.
Wheat inspired you to start taking photos?
I used to take photos at family events to capture the events & then started to take photos of my friends around the city.
What is your favourite photography style?
I love street photography or close-up portraiture.
What are your favourite locations to shoot?
I love travelling to shoot, but in Toronto I love the flower gardens or the Harbourfront.
What camera do you use?
Primarily my Nikon D7200 but sometimes my iPhone or GoPro.
What advice would you give to amateur photographers?
Just go out and start taking photos – you’ll never develop your photography or start getting photos that you love if you don’t get out there and start taking photos! Just have fun with it. Photography definitely isn’t something you’ll regret working on.
What are a few other techniques or photography styles do you plan on learning?
I really want to work on wider shots, especially nature and travel documentary styles.
Just so we can find out a bit more about the person behind the lens, could you tell us…
What is your favourite dessert? Chocolate Lava Cake.
What’s your dream vacation destination? ? I really want to go to Australia & I always love going back to northern France.
What’s your favourite movie? The Great Escape or Dead Poet’s Society.
What’s your favourite musician/band? Troye Sivan, The Head and The Heart, Lady Antebellum.
Learn More About Street & Documentary
Street & Documentary is an introduction to photojournalism which allows for the campers to learn how to do street photography and tell stories.