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Interview: Photographer Olga Kruglova (Ukraine)

Tell us something about yourself

My name is Olya, I'm 31 years old, I'm from Ukraine. I love my country and Kiev - this is my home, only in Kiev I have a tasty meal, regardless of whether it's sushi or pasta, steak or dessert, while I do not like Ukrainian cuisine).

How and when did you get into photography?

We have always had photo equipment in my family and I always took pictures as well as I could. But becoming the mother of 2 wonderful twins, I always wanted to capture the moment, but I could not - in focus all the time was not what I wanted, and the children were blurred. I concluded that the problem is in the camera. I changed both the camera and several lenses, but the problem remained. So I got to my first photography school, after there were many more courses, master classes, workshops.

What does photography mean to you?

I was inspired by the world of photography and I completely changed my activities and profession.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

There were no failures in my career, but I think they are not avoided. Only those who do nothing are protected from failures. There were shooting, which went not as you would like - the background turned out to be not as cool as it seemed or clothes did not fit, the location did not match the declared.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

I would like to say that the well-coordinated work of all the team members makes the photo unforgettable, but in fact, photography is magic).

What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

I'm inspired by people or places. It happens that you see a person, some of its features and understand exactly how to shoot, what exactly you need to show.

While shooting, I try to maintain a friendly and cheerful atmosphere, it's easier to work with models and me. Some crazy stories have not happened to me, I always try to think ahead of time and have checked.

Studio, on location or both?

When I first got acquainted with the photo, I could not understand who at all can like to shoot in photo studios ?! But now I love shooting in the studio. In the studio, you can do everything, you control everything, you do not depend on many factors.

I also like to travel and shoot at new locations, in nature. In the world there are so many amazing places).

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I shoot by the camera Nikon D4s + Nikkor 24-70 2,8F, 50 1,8F, 105 2,8F, 70-200 2,8F

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

I would like to advise beginners not to compare themselves with other photographers. Compare yourself only with yourself yesterday.

What do you think of our new magazine?

There are still a lot of shootings, locations, publications.

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