Tim Toal has been a GRPP member for 10+ years. He has been an active board member in a “Special Projects” role. He is the owner of TJT Photo.
Q: How did you know you were “successful”?
Tim: Every time I see a published piece with an image I captured in it.
Q: Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Tim: Alive and still shooting.
Q: How did you get into photography?
Tim: I could not become am engineer so the next thing that came real easy to me was photography. I had some cool parents that let me go to RIT for photography not knowing what will happen.
Q: Do you have any formal education?
Tim: I attended RIT and received a Bachelor of fine art in photography.
Q: What has been your greatest achievement?
Tim: In 1992 I thru hiked the Application Trail from Georgia to Main.
Q: How do you stay fresh and creative?
Tim: By attending workshops, test shooting with models and looking at good magazines.
Q: What is the best piece of gear in your camera bag?
Tim: My experience.
Q: What do you wish you knew when you began?
Tim: More about how to run a small business.
Q: Three favorite non-photo hobbies?
Tim: Woodworking, Climbing, traveling with my wife.
Q: Best piece of software?
Q: What is the best business tip you have been given?
Tim: You can always stop and come back to a negotiation.
You can see more of Tim’s work and read his blog at: http://www.tjtphoto.com/blog/