Speaker interview: Paul McNerney

Paul and Krystal McNerney Own and operate Studio Foto in Northern Connecticut.  www.studiofotoblog.com Paul Is teaching Digital Asset Management at Inspire 2011.

Where do you find inspiration?

My inspiration comes from my surroundings, people, friends, shapes, colors.  I love a cold, clear day when the bare branches are stark against a blue sky, that vision makes my brain get all a tingle;)

What was your first experience in photography?

Probably before this but in high school I took my first photo class and lets just say I stayed after as much as I could

Aside from photography, do you have other creative outlets?

Wood Working and Pottery.  I LOVE pottery, I have a awesome kick wheel but alas..no kiln so I haven't done it for a long time:( Anyone have one that needs a home;)

If you could go on a trip where would that be and what would you hope to do there?

A trip around the world.  I am overwhelmed by the world and I would love to take a year off and travel to everywhere.  I want to stand on the Great wall, swim the great barrier reef, but most of all I WANT TO GO TO ANTARCTICA!!!!!!!!!  wow its like I stopped my feet in a bit of a temper tantrum;)

What advice do you wish you had received (or followed) when you were starting your business?

Buy professional level glass ASAP!  Not necessarily Primes but at least pro zooms.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Zoo Veterinarian, I went all the way to a few classes short of a pre-vet degree.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

All of Supermans!

What do you think of the current state of the wedding industry?

There is enough to go around!  I also think its a bit sophomoric, popularity and self importance is running a muck.  I am also finding it has a way to suck you in and I was becoming someone I didn't want to become, but a good friend gave it to me good and I hope I can throw the garbage out for good!

If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would you want to play you?

A story of a person that isn't afraid of insurmountable projects and extraordinary learning.  A person who is afraid to make a committal to a small thing but how is winning at the battle:)   According to everyone it would have to be Kevin Bacon;)

Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.

Habbit, not sure.   A bit of a different like fir a GUY is clothes and SHOES!!!!!!

Tell us about hobbies or non photography related activities of yours.

I love Rock and Ice Climbing.  Krystal and I kayak as much as we can.  I also love cycling, cooking, movie watching ans talking;)

Last song you listened to?

Who knows it was on Pandora...

Anything Else?

Krystal and Got hitched on 10-10-10.  We were surrounded by amazing family and friends.  Were super fortunate to have Matt and Enna Grazier, Carla Ten Eyck and Jacklyn Greenberg Photograph our wedding.  Check it out here.