“When Destin Sparks started working behind the counter of a Brisbane camera store, he didn’t know a lens from a lemon and he wasn’t interested.
But, in just four years, the 28-year-old has managed to create a business as a landscape photographer, travelling to some of Queensland’s most beautiful natural locations and earning up to $200,000 a year…”
“Destin had no interest in photography when he started as a graphic designer and salesperson at a camera store. Surrounded by photography and camera enthusiasts, Destin was a fish out of water. When he quipped to a colleague that he could do better than his latest photograph, the bet started his photographic career journey.
With an established website that turns over six figures a year, Destub can safely say that he’s made it – a hard task in the…”
IT WAS a wisecrack comment that led Destin Sparks to start his six-figure business.
He was working in sales in a Brisbane camera store with no real love for the job while his budding photographer colleagues would spend their weekends shooting and their weekdays comparing snaps.
“They would go out shooting every weekend and I was always left out,” he said. When a co-worker came back with a photo that got a lot of attention on Facebook, Mr Sparks made a “wisecrack” that he could do something better and headed out to try his hand.
“It didn’t got so well the first time. It wasn’t quite clicking. I month later it clicked and everything made sense,” he said.
Loaded Landscapes is an online publication dedicated to the art of landscapes with hints, tips, tutorials and more. An interview with founder Marc delves into some of Destin’s photography background and equipment.