Where your passions will take you
Introducing Mark Hemmings
Almost every younger brother looks up to his older sibling, and there is no exception in the Hemmings family. Greg’s older brother, Mark, shaped his likes, choices, and life. They shared similar interests and even found themselves in similar industries coincidentally.
Mark is an internationally renowned photographer that specializes in travel, fashion, commercial, and architectural photography. In 1997, Mark was a student at the University of New Brunswick-Saint John, when he was hired by the university to travel to Japan to recruit English-as-a-second-language students. Mark turned out to be a horrible recruiter, but left the country with a new passion. Mark had started taking pictures, really, for the first time in his life and fell in love with the art. Photography is a passion that he falls in love with more each and every day.
Mark now works around the world at his craft and was also able to fuse two more of his passions into his career, which are travel and teaching. Mark holds photography workshops around the world for those of any skill level and piece of equipment. His workshops span the gamut; his students travel to such places as Mexico, Japan, Eastern Europe, and South Korea.
Check out this week’s episode to learn how you can turn your passion into your career.
In this episode
- We hear how Greg and Mark got into very similar industries completely separately.
- Mark tells us how a trip to Japan changed the course of his life.
- He tells us how he got his start in photography in the movie industry.
- Mark tells us how he teaches students how to capture amazing images regardless of their skill level or type of equipment.
- He tells us about how his love of photography grows every day.
- We hear how Greg is a jack-of-all-trades but master of none, and how Mark seems to be a master of anything he touches.
- Mark tells us how technology changes in the photography industry keep his passion fueled.
- He also explains how his work must always honor the people, city, and culture of the places he photographs and about his favorite gig in Transylvania.
- Dave admires Mark’s spiritual side and how he uses his art to change the world.
- Greg believes that you don’t have to be a professional to get that great feeling and results of art and that technology has little to do with the output of art.