Doug Levy is teaching a workshop called Killer Reception Lighting at Inspire Boston this year. Before going full time, Doug was a minor league umpire for 6 years. Website: Douglas Levy Photography / http://www.douglaslevyphotography.com Twitter: @douglevy
What do you love most about your job? As wedding photographers we get this great window into this one day, and no two weddings, no two stories are the same. I have zero patience, and even less of an attention span. Wedding days are really my pace - a million miles an hour.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Superpower? I think I'd just like a DeLorean with some plutonium...but I'd settle for the Bat Mobile.
If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would you want to play you? It would probably open with my screaming at some minor league manager in some middle of nowhere town on the fourth of July, with 8,000 drunk fans yelling things about my mother at me (that's actually happened by the way). Who would play me...that's tougher. Maybe Jason Statham? Wait does the person have to look like me? That might rule him out...
What advice do you wish you had received (or followed) when you were starting your business? Not when I was starting my business, but the best advice I ever received was at my first internship, the summer after my freshman year of college. My first week, my boss told me, "There are two types of people, those who create problems and those who solve problems. Be a problem solver."
If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Impatient. Inquisitive. Focused.
Last song you listened to? Lost In This Moment - Big & Rich