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Meet Tyler Lidwell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tyler Lidwell.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Of course! Like many others, I’m an Arizona transplant. I grew up in rural, central Pennsylvania. I made the move to Tucson about two years ago with my now fiance, Bethany. We kind of moved here on a limb, to be honest. I took a job at a brewery in town as their Brand Ambassador, while Bethany was in pursuit of getting into the Entomology Graduate Program at the University of Arizona. Reality kicked in that I was in a completely new city where I knew no one. This was super nerve-racking at first, but then I viewed it as an opportunity to reinvent myself completely. At that time, I was filming on a GoPro making terrible, low quality, and cringe-worthy content. So I ditched the GoPro and got my first “real” camera, a Sony a6500. From there, naturally, I watched an absurd amount of video and photo tutorials on YouTube from Peter Mckinnon, Daniel Schiffer, and Cody Blue, to name a few. I realized that if I put in the time, patience, and consistent effort, I could make a run at turning this into a career.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a video creator that specializes in short-form, promotional content for social media use. At least that’s what I’m trying to brand myself as. Otherwise, I’m dipping my toes in all aspects of video and saying yes to a lot of different types of video work, including music videos, real estate videos, and event videos. As of right now, I’m a one-man band that does everything from pre-planning, production, and post-production. Aside from the video aspect being my main focus, I’ve also ventured into the photography scene. I really enjoy being able to do both photo and video; it keeps things interesting for me. I love a new challenge, and photography has provided that for me.

I get a lot of my inspiration from watching my favorite artist’s content. Since starting, I have gained such an appreciation for all of the minor details, planning, and thought that go into making even a 30-second video. When I moved to Tucson, I found myself enamored by the desert landscape and the amazing colors of this region of the country. There is nothing else like it, and I try to pay homage to my new home and my love for this city in many aspects of my work.

What I hope that people take away from my work is to always find something new to appreciate, even in your day to day life.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
If you have something that you love to do, keep pursuing it. Nothing comes easy. One of the main things I wish I would have learned earlier is staying consistent with creating content. That means working through times when you aren’t feeling 100 percent. If you do this and keep trying to make each project better than the previous one, you’re bound to have a few break-through moments.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can view my work on my website at www.tylerlidwell.com. I’m also on Instagram and Facebook. My Instagram handle is tyler_lidwell, and the link to my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/TylerLidwellVideography.

If you want to support me, you can reach out and connect! I love hearing from new people. I appreciate thoughts, comments, and opinions. If you have Adobe Lightroom and like my work, I’ve developed a Lightroom Preset Pack that you can use to edit your own photos with. This can be purchased on my website.

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