A Little Something About
Shane started Epic Gear Photography in 2014 while living in Huntington WV. It grew from a hobby where he annoyed his friends until they agreed to let him take pictures of them, into what it is today. Shane did not have any professional training, only learning the craft through online tutorials and practice. He has dedicated a multitude of hours to trying to perfect his skill but knows there's always something new to learn and improvements not make.
For 2 years Epic Gear Photography traveled the United States working as an event photographer at many of the major line dance conventions, while still taking bookings for portrait sessions during his off time. This was cut short in 2016 due to some unfortunate life events that force Shane to take a full-time job. But that didn't stop him from pursuing his goals of being a photographer. He continued booking portrait sessions during his time off and working with some of his amazing friends to produce some incredible work.
Shanes full-time job has now relocated him twice, once to Richmond VA for 2 years, in which he'd continue to travel back and forth to Huntington WV to work with his clients. Then once again he was relocated to his current location in Lakeland FL. Things slowed down considerably with the move to Florida due to the majority of his client base being in WV/VA and he also wanted to make sure he was situated in his new role with his full-time job. The decision was made near the beginning of 2020 that he would start advertising for photography work in Central Florida, but those plans were cut short thanks to the shutdown of the COVID Pandemic.
Now that things are beginning to return to normal, it's time to start building a client base in Central Flordia and getting back to pursuing his passion.