FAQ's - Neill Drake

Q: Does your name really have two L’s?

A: Legally, it has one. I have a twin brother GleNN and older brother RusseLL. When I was little, I asked why I only had one L. My mom didn’t have an answer, so it’s been 2 L’s ever since


Q: How long have you been doing photography?

A: I got my first DSLR back in 2007. A Canon 50D. I mainly got into photography to take photos while I was on deployments. I was very interested in the technical aspect of photography and studied a lot. I believe it helped me become a better photographer in the long run whereas some people are born with natural talent. I never went to school for photography or had a mentor. I just continued to challenge myself and hoped for the best.


Q: Is Photography your profession?

A: No. I learned earlier in life that once your hobbies become “Work” you lose interest in your hobby. Plumbers always have leaky pipes and chefs order take out. I tried wedding and model photography a few years after getting into photography but I hated it. I shoot because I love to create art. Travel photography is the perfect mix for me. I get to take photos and be true to my style but still generate some income.


Q: What camera do you use?

A: Currently I'm using only a Sony Rx1Rii. It's a small, fullframe that rivals most fullsize DSLRs. It has a fixed 35mm that challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and become a better photographer. 


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