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The Queen Photographers Announce New Area Leaders

We have new area leaders!

New area leaders have been been chosen for the next cities to where the Queen Photographers plan will expand. Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, and Savannah areas have now been chartered, much to our excitement and due to the following women who have taken initiative in continuing to foster a welcoming environment for their fellow women of color photographers. Meet the Queens who will be the faces of the organization in their respective cities:

Welcome, New Area Leaders

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Nikia Williams Wilson

City: Charlotte, NC


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: Keep practicing, and find a mentor!

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Mercede Brown

City: Savannah, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: 1. Don’t give up, it may get overwhelming at times but, continue to learn and hone in on your skills to be the best photographer and business person that you can be. 2. Don’t compare yourself to others.

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Renee Butler

City: Savannah, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: If you want to be the best, you’re going to have to work harder than the rest.
Photography is a growing industry and educating yourself as much as possible is the best practice.


Hope Ballenger

City: Atlanta, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: Learn how to properly use your equipment and find a mentor(s) who specializes in your genre of photography.

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Brittany Richardson

City: Atlanta, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: Run your own race at your own pace. We all have different strides and methods but will eventually accomplish our goals if we focus and put in the work. In this industry, there is always a new technique, new equipment, or new tools that are introduced to change the game and/or enhance what you are already doing. Just because it’s new, doesn’t mean that it is what is best for you. Drown out the noise and focus in on your craft. You will get there… one step at a time. Just keep working at it. I would also advise a new photographer to surround themselves with positive people who don’t mind helping them get to the next level of their business. This is someone who has achieved the successes that they want to achieve and someone who has attracted the clientele/income level that you desire to have. Soak it all in and then go to work!


Inez Mitchell

City: Augusta, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: I would tell them to be a jack of all trade and a master of none is not the route to go. Find what you love to shoot and get good at it. Hone in on the craft and continue to grow, then branch out.

My second line of advice would be to always be in learning mode. As photographers things change overnight so no one can get comfortable where they are with their skills. And being in learning mode means reaching out to others that can guide you in the right direction.


Latricia Buffington

City: Atlanta, GA


Advice She’d Give Novice Photographers: Don’t be afraid to fail and to remember to have fun

Congratulations to our new area leaders! We are just as excited as they are to begin serving our Queen Photographers community.

Want to know how you can become an area leader too?!

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  • Jeanette Brewster

    April 13, 2017

    Yay! Great advice from all the ladies. I am super excited for them and the ladies in their area’s that they will be working with. Congratulations to all of you.

  • LaToshia

    April 27, 2017

    What a phenomenal concept, I can see this community blossoming world wide! Love to all my Queens❤

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