Get To Know Photographer Hope Glassel

Hope is an amazing photographer based in Wisconsin. She is only 19 years old. She has 12k followers on Instagram and 120k on TikTok. Her social media is growing everyday. We asked her a few questions about her experience as a photographer:

1. What advice would you give someone who wants to get into photography?

 In the beginning, try to just focus on creating things you love and getting inspired. Try not to worry about technicals, equipment, building a brand etc. Once you find your direction, everything else will follow! It’s easy to get caught up on small details & standards & almost intuitive to hold ourselves back that way, just follow what inspires you and you’ll find your way. 

2. Tell us the craziest thing thats ever happened to you on a photoshoot.

Oh man, that’s a hard one. I honestly haven’t had too many thrilling surprises or crazy accidents. I did once slip about halfway into a pond, luckily I caught myself in time to save my camera.

3. During quarantine, did you do any Facetime shoots? How did it go? 

 I did not! I took a lot of self portraits as a creative outlet and I found it to be a great way to try new things and also keep my creative side active in isolation.

4. What made you get into photography at such a young age?

To be honest, I bought my first camera because I wanted to start a beauty YouTube channel when I was 13. I never made a single YouTube video (thank god) but I did find that I really liked taking pictures! It really just spiraled into obsession from there. 

5. What is your favorite TikTok you posted?

Probably the one where I do a photoshoot with my mom! Not only was it my first really popular tik tok, but it was really fun making my mom feel so glamorous and cool. She still uses them for profile pictures and things, and she’s her own background on her phone now which I love. 

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