Photographer Spotlight


Israel Gutiérrez Robles: Mexico City, Mexico

How long have you been a photographer?

I've been working as a photographer since 2010.

What first piqued your interest in photography?

The possibility of creating something, images in this case.

What is your photography forte?

I feel very comfortable with photojournalism; I like telling a story with images.

What tip or trick have you learned along the way that made the biggest difference to the quality of your photos?  

I think I began improving my photography skills when I realized that the background is as important as the main subject of a photo.

But I think the best “trick” is hard work—trying specific techniques over and over and over again until you get the expected results.

How important is Photoshop in your final image?

When I'm working on photojournalism or personal projects, I use Photoshop only for basic adjustments. If I'm working on products or editorial photography, then I use Photoshop for major corrections or manipulation of the image. Photoshop is a tool, not an end; I try to use it moderately.

What types of photos have you shared with the Church and members?

I've shared pictures of everyday objects, daily life, and people living the gospel.


I’ve shared a little bit of everything I could, actually. Sharing this talent with the Church and its members is a great and fun thing to do.

Every time I hear that someone likes photography, I start promoting create.lds.org.


Photo spotted on LDS.org.

—Israel


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