We had the good fortune of connecting with Rocky Njuguna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rocky, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
We all take risk is our daily lives. From driving to talking to that one girl you like. Most of the time we don’t notice. I Believe risks are a necessity in our daily lives. I’ve took huge risks while picking up a camera. I didn’t know what I was doing at all. Till this day, I’m still taking risks especially if i’m trying to get a good shot. There are 2 ways you can take up risks. The first; Close your eyes, cross your fingers and pray that it goes well, or the second; calculate every possible thing that will go wrong or right. I chose to cross my fingers and pray.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It doesn’t really show but I’m sort of an introvert. With that, I like to do a street photography or automotive photography than portraits. However, that wasn’t the case. I have been doing portraits a lot more in the past year than anything else. I am glad that happened because you really can’t learn how to pose people while doing street photography.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definitely one of the best spots to go has to be the Dallas arboretum. It has a beautiful scenery. Another good spot would have to be Downtown. Specifically the AT&T Discovery District. They have amazing lights and a good view of the buildings in downtown.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly I’d say Youtube. Mainly Chris Hau, Peter McKinnon, North borders, Jessica Kobeissi, and Vuhlandes just to name a few. I didn’t know a thing about photography whenever I picked up a camera. These creators are the ones who taught me the basics and everything I’d need to know.