Up Close with Carmen Huter
Posted on 29 January 2018
Meet Carmen Huter: photographer, adventurer and sun chaser.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am 24 years old. I grew up in a small town in the Austrian mountains and came to New Zealand aged 18 to study English for a few months. Long story short, I never left, did my undergrad here, and instead of going on to my Masters degree, I decided to pursue photography. I now am a professional photographer, which every now and then still feels a little odd to say out loud. The outdoors, great food and my loved ones make me the happiest.
How do you strike a balance between enjoying the scenery and taking good photos at the same time? As people can become too consumed with trying to get the perfect shot for social media.
What are you doing when you’re not taking photos?
I treasure my time at home (currently, that's New Zealand). You will find me editing, writing, cooking, and going for long walks with my friends in the park around the corner.
What are your travel essentials apart from your camera?
How did your journey start and what advice would you give to people who are just starting out on photography?
Surround yourself with like-minded folks who share a vision of yours and inspire you not to give up when it gets hard. Finally, remember that no one has it quite figured out. People are excellent at pretending. Everyone feels fear; it's about what we make from it.
What has been your most memorable travel experience so far? What's on the top of your bucket list?
Learn more about Carmen and her photography here!