Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi everyone, I’m Fabio and I’m an amateur italian photographer based in Turin, Italy.
How and when did you get into photography?
My passion of photography was born 15 years ago when my dad, passionate about photography, convinced me to start photographing. Before then I was taking my pictures with a small compact camera during the holidays.
My passion and curiosity was growing more and more, year by year, and when i had my first reflex i was specially interested to street photography and landscapes. When i discovered the portrait I immediately fell in love, i felt that was the kind of photography that belonged to me.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is a language, is a lifestyle, is a passion, allows to capturing and trasmitting emotions.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I love to make urban and street portraits and ambient portraits in natural contests, i like to exploit what the environment offer.s
Where do you get inspiration from?
Many photographs and photographers inspire and fascinate me, i read many books about photography and visited photography exhibits. Today Internet and social networks are another sources with which is possible confront, share and study new good ideas.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
yes, usually before photographing i study a mood and the outfit ideal for the model, many times during my sessions i try to make a shot with what the moment offers.
Studio, on location or both?
I love indoor and outdoor location for my portraits, i like them a lot urban and nature locations.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
for me photography is simply hobby to which I dedicate so much love and passion.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
All my photo sessions are for me a beautiful memories, they are always a new opportunity for improve and express my creativity.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Nikon is my favourite camera, for portraits i use fixed lenses in particular 85 mm 1.4 and zoom lenses like the 70-200 2.8
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
be humble, be modest, learn the basics, read many books, be curios, always experiment, express your creativity, train the eye and also look more photos.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I follow your magazine for few months, is very interesting and i see many great photos, for me it is a valid reference for propose their own works.