P: What do you find most challenging about your job? Is there an aspect that you dislike the most?

Michael Beckert: With fashion photography you have to get very good at meeting new people, making phone calls, and being independent. These skills are important for lots of other careers, but in this industry it seems particularly important. Sometimes the meetings, phone calls, and certain responsibilities can be stressful, but most agents and models are really friendly so that always helps. Balancing school with photography gets annoying. During the school year I’m always thinking about photoshoots and ideas, but there is never really anytime to do anything then because I’m so busy with studying and other activities. Other than that, though, there isn’t an aspect I dislike most.