She’s a photographer, a cinematographer, a community builder, and so much more! Kassidy started a collaboration group in her hometown called Como Collabs, where photographers get together and share inspiration, tips, and bond over common goals. She exemplifies everything this newsletter stands for and we thank her for building community over competition! Kassidy is taking over the All You Can Edit newsletter this week to talk about capturing emotion, building relationships, and how failure eventually leads to high-quality work. She also shares her preset at the end of the article!
Feel free to introduce yourself/tell us a little about yourself!
Hello! My name is Kassidy Jones. I am a twenty-year-old cinematographer and photographer based in the Midwest. I have a huge travel bug, Europe is like a second home to me. But when I am not traveling, I spend a lot of time collaborating with other creatives in my local hometown and learning from YouTube videos, anywhere from photography to fashion to makeup! (it’s one of my guilty pleasures)
What originally interested you about photography?
I really was interested in photography because I liked capturing people. It really intrigued me how everyone is so different, their emotions are always changing and it’s so cool to see their personalities shine in front of the camera. I got started when I was fifteen and honestly, my love has only grown stronger for it.
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Hey guys 👋🏼 *creeps back into Instagram* I have been MIA from social media for a few days because I have spent some time (once again) re-inventing myself. What can I say, I’m a creative 🤷🏼♀️ . As some of you may know, I have always had a passion for video. But I feel like that is something that I am lacking in sharing with you all. So, I have spent the past 24 hours getting A LOT of footage and working on some videos! I want to share that part of my heart with you all ♥️ So here is to the long nights up editing and the vlogs/music edits to be uploaded! 🍾🎊 I’m so excited to bring this content to you all 😁 . #style #midweststyle #streetstyleluxe #streetstyle #ootd #ootdinspiration #outfitinspo #redhead #streetstylegirls #stylefile #lookoftheday #blogging4style #presets #fashionblogger #fashion #instagram #instagood #instasnapshot #styleandpost #styleinspo #musicedits #columbiamissouri #styleblogger #instavideo #fashionaddict #thriftshop #fashionstyle #fashionstyleblogs #traveldreamseekers #bossbabe
What is your dream job? Would you like to keep pursuing photography?
My dream job would be to use my creativity to bring inspiration. It’s more of my own personal mission statement, but I really do feel like I would be happy at any company, anywhere in the world as long as I get to share that message to other people. Photography is a perfect way to get that message across and build relationships with other creatives to bring inspiration, so yes! I would love to continue pursuing photography!
What’s one thing you wish you would’ve known sooner about photography?
One thing I wish I would have known sooner about photography is that it takes years of mistakes and bad edits to work your way up to creating high-quality content. I really struggled for a while wondering why I felt like I couldn’t continue to get better, but really it’s a matter of trial-and-error and using those mistakes as ways to continue improving your work.
This week’s preset was hand-crafted by Kassidy herself – follow the video tutorial on the @allyoucanedit IGTV to learn how to copy the edits from this photo and paste onto your photo of choice in Lightroom! When using the filter, use the hashtag #KASSIDYxAYCE to show us you’re liking what we’re doing! Anything that shows your support means the world to us!
Link to video tutorial: https://www.instagram.com/tv/BlG0dRiHKeR/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1q141mqzqdnl4