We love to introduce and promote spectacular photography talents and pure photographic visions, so here is another great photographer Nina Masic. You are reading our internet interview with Nina. she is a very talented and well known in internet for her great amazing portraits. There are a lot in her photography to watch and enjoy along reading her words and her ideas and notes can be very helpful to many people seeking success in photography.
Iconic Portraits By Nina Masic:
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- A short bio and introduction for you and your passions in general
- I was born in born in a small town Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina. I graduated at Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, and although my major was graphic design I quickly realized that photography is my true passion.
- Where is home for you?
- It can be anywhere 🙂 Wherever I feel at peace and where my family and friends are.
- Where and how did you first found out you are into photography?
- I became interested in photography in high school, but it was just a few years ago that I started taking it more seriously. I started to take self-portraits and eventually I got tired of myself and wanted to capture different faces. That’s how it all started.
- How did you develop an interest in photography?
- I was always creative in some way and I’m not sure why I chose photography in the end but I think that it’s the possibility to “trap” something that is just temporary and make it last forever. By that, I usually refer to something that I find beautiful and unique and I want it to last longer than just a moment. There is also one more thing that made photography so appealing to me and it’s the fact that I can show someone how I see something and then realizing that some other person is going to make that same thing or moment look totally different than you saw it and it’s just beautiful!
- What equipment do you prefer to use? How much does it matter?
- I don’t like to hear that it doesn’t matter, because it certainly does. I don’t think you can do commercial/advertising photography with bad equipment, but in the other hand you can do art with your phone camera. It all depends of what you want to do and what is the final result you want to achieve. I currently use canon 6D and prime lenses 35mm f1.4, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/2.0
I’m planning to replace my 6D with canon 5DSR soon.
- Why do you take photos?
- Every creative person is filled with some kind of passion and everyone has to find the best way to let that out by creating something. I found out that photography is the best way for me 🙂
- Did you go to school to study photography? Do you see and importance in photography education?
- I studied graphic design and I had a photography course for all 4 years during that time. For all that years I only learned how to shoot on film because that was the main interest of my professor. So on paper I did learn photography but I’m a self taught photographer, I learned almost everything by myself, by watching online tutorials, and by experimenting. The same goes for post-production. I think it’s important to learn some rules in photography, but for me personally it’s much more important to follow your own intuition and break the rules sometimes. It’s the best way to learn, explore and move forward.
There is also one more thing worth mentioning and it’s “who you learn from and who are the people you should or shouldn’t listen”
You should learn from professionals who have the knowledge and have the work behind them that proves that. Don’t listen every “professional” photographer just because they say it’s their profession.
- How long have you been a photographer?
- I’m not sure, It started as a hobby in high school and became profession 3-4 years ago.
- What or who got you started in photography? If there is a person or inspiration.
- A point’n’shoot camera which I got from parents for my 15th birthday.
- Have you seen a change of style or path or interest in your works through time.
- There is a big difference between my work few years ago and now. I started by experimenting and shooting everything (people, nature, landscapes, streets…) and now my main focus is in fashion and beauty photography.
- How would you describe your style?
- Fashion and beauty photography in a non-classic commercial way. I love to add a bit of artsy filling to it.
- How much Is photography a hobby or work?
- It’s how you chose it to be. It started as a hobby to me and ended up as a profession.
- Biggest inspirations in your works outside photography.
- Music, Movies, Psychology and everyday life.
- Photographers who inspire you?
- It’s a big list.
- Any website or blog you often visit about photography.
- fashioneditorials.com, 500px..
- Do you market your photography and if yes how?
- Mostly through facebook and instagram
- Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph and you still have not?
- It’s unlikely to think that I already took photos of everyone I want in front of my camera. If that ever happens I’ll quit photography 😀
- What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?
- Find out what makes your style unique, and stick to it. (And believe in yourself 🙂 )
- I there Something you’re still learning in photography?
- Of course, there’s always gonna be something that I don’t know. People who think they know everything are not making any progress in their work.
- What photographic ambitions you are still seeking to achieve?
- There are a lot of things I want to achieve 🙂
- What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
- Same what I do now but in a bigger scale and with more challenge.
- How much do you care for digital editing after you get the shot, cropping, colors and…?
- A lot! Since I’m doing mostly fashion and beauty photography I can’t imagine publishing something without proper post-production. It’s a half-done job.
- What is the recent artwork you have seen lately that really moved you?
- I can’t tell, I get moved by someone’s art on a daily basis while I’m scrolling through my instagram feed or looking latest fashion/beauty editorials.
- What is a recent project you have been working on and what inspired you?
- Last week I did a fashion editorial in apartment in an Austro-Hungarian building which has amazing interior with old walls and I just fell in love with the place so I had to do something there. So the place itself was an inspiration.
- Do you do art for art? at least some times? If yes Why?
- Most of the time I do art 🙂 I said it already before, every artist needs to find a way to share the passion they have.
Links And social contacts to follow and find Nina’s artworks and photographs: (ninamasic)
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