Today is the Day of Photography! So, I thought it would be nice to do the Photography Tag for once. Interested in how I started, what kind of pictures I like the most and what I would like to achieve?
1. What was your very first camera?
I bought my very first camera when I was 12 or 13 years old. It was from the brand BenQ. I don't remember using it for a long time, I think I rather stole my dad's camera, cause it worked much better than mine...
When I was about 16 of 17 I bought my very first mirrorreflex camera and it was a Sony Alpha 100 with a 18-200 mm lens.
2. What kind of pictures do you usually take?
Portraits! When I just had bought my first professional camera I started practising on the flowers and animals in the garden, but photographing people really stole my heart. Other types of photography like architecture or landscapes aren't really my thing.
3. What kind of pictures do you like the most?
I can certainly appreciate very spontaneous pictures of people, but I have a preference for pictures that are directed in every single detail. A photo that has an idea behind it. Such a photo that you could hang on the wall as a work of art.
4. What kind of pictures do you kinda hate?
I get the jitters of photos that are black and white and then have one color accent, such as an item of clothing or an object. Horrible! I really can't understand why you would edit your photo like this. I am also not a fan of the dark edges that are used a lot nowadays. Furthermore, I do not like still lifes. Never had anything with it, not even in painting.
5. What is your favorite picture that you took yourself?
That's a hard one! I actually have quite a lot of them. To be honest, I am not that critical and I almost always like the photos I make. I often have to get help from others to look more critically to my own work, haha.
These are a few of my favorites:
6. How many photos do you take on average in a day?
I almost never take pictures with my phone. Only when I see something that I want to show to someone, I take a picture and send it. But I hardly ever take photos to 'make beautiful photos'. I also only use my camera for photoshoots. So if I don't have a shoot, I might take an average of 5 to 10 photos per day with my phone. During a shoot I take - depending on the duration and complexity of the shoot - 300 to 2000 photos.
7. In which place do you ever want to take photos?
I would love to do a fashion shoot on a very tropical location. I also think it would be great to do an editorial shoot under water.
8. Which photography advice did you get the most from?
A few months ago someone said: Stop seeing yourself as a photographer and start seeing yourself as an entrepreneur.
9. How do you share your photos with the outside world?
I share my photos on my website, on INSTAGRAM and on my FACEBOOK PAGE.
10. What would you like to achieve within photography?
I would like to become a professional editorial photographer and I would love to exhibit with editorial- and conceptual photography.
If you are into photography as well, answer these questions in a comment below!
On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.