Interview: Photographer Patrik Mertel (Germany)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Patrik from my-pixs.de and I live in Germany. I´m 51 years be married and have a 27 years old son.
How and when did you get into photography?
I made pictures long yaers ago but start active with people photography in 2012.
What does photography mean to you?
I love pictures who will tell a story or helps to make a story in your head.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I love to shoot on location. All times you have new situations to work with.
Nothing is the same… All times you must realice the new situation and have to look how you
Can get the best pictures with the model.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From the NEW situation if you are on location.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Sometimes yes….. But most of the time the pictures will come in the situation.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Oh I had a lot of fantastic situations….. I like to travel and traveling is a part of my business.
So tob e in a warm and sunny area with one or more models will be perfect.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, Canon 135 mm – 2.0 and Canon 50 mm – 1.2
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I gave so many workshops… An most of the problem was, that the participant had no idea with ISO / time / aperture – So be save in this points than everything is much easier!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like your magazine very much …. All times you have a interesting mix of nice stories, pictures and also cool models …..