Interview: Photographie Glam Studio (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Marcin – I am a creative, challenge-seeking person who is constantly
improving his skills. Apart from photography, I am interested in modern technologies
and the automotive industry. For many years I have been running a business
connected with web design and web marketing.
How and when did you get into photography?
My story with photography began when one of my clients – who ordered a custom
website for me to design – informed me that expanding my skillset with Product
Photography would be a perfect complement to my current offering. This way,
customers would have comprehensive service guaranteed. While I was thinking
about it, I realised that it wasn’t a bad idea so I took up the challenge by developing
myself in this direction and because of that I added some more specializations into
my photography such as Fashion, Glamour and Sensual Photography. The funniest
thing about this story is that today I no longer deal with my once permanent activity
which was web design but only photography now.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is discovering the unknown, creating incredible frames, unique
emotions and capturing many wonderful moments in memory of my loved ones.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I really like pictures saturated with colours which make the reality become more
colourful, pictures that are expressive and show emotions. As far as B&W
photography is concerned, I like pictures with a large grain, slightly devoid of focus,
with a climate of magic and emotions.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I draw my inspirations mainly from my surroundings and from old Vogue magazines,
sometimes from other photographers too. The idea for a photo session is usually
suggested to me by my wife or a model with whom I do the photo session with.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
I put a lot of time and effort into developing my photographic skills - and only the
persistent ones who follow my work can see the progress later on. Every day I see
more and more progress and this is what drives me and motivates me even more. I
am satisfied with my current progress, but I know that I can achieve much more so I
constantly push myself further.
Studio, on location or both?
Definitely a studio. There’s more possibilities there - combinations of lighting,
background colours or accessories such as chairs, boxes, ladders etc. In the studio
I can create my own photos and I’m not limited by the weather conditions.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Whatever I have done in my life, I have always aimed to provide professional
services at the highest level. I hope that the public perceive me as I see myself - as a
professional in my field. As a hobby I shoot Macro and photograph insects for
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The most important photo session I have done is the one I did at the request of a
client. I was skeptical about it at first. Although I prepared myself solidly for it, I
treated it as a test of my skills and the client assessed them at the end. It was him
who gave me the confidence by saying, that I did a really good job and this
confirmed my belief that I am good at what I do and that I should continue my
career, combining passion with business for life.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Definitely Canon. I'm currently using Canon EOS R. If we talk about my favourite
lenses – most of the time I use prime lenses such as 50mm and 85mm, although the
new 35mm Canon is so great that I am determined to use it more often than my
previous 35mm one. Lighting also plays an important role in my workshop, so I
would also like to mention that. I've been attached to the Quadralite brand from the
very beginning. Now I use Atlas and Reporter lamps mainly with octagon and beauty
dishes and this is basically my main light source. I love soft light, especially when it's
focused on the model in a way so I could emphasize her beauty and design of the
photo, adding atmosphere to it.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking
to start their own business?
Believe in your dreams and skills and make them come true today. In order to
achieve success you simply have to do your best and go with the flow without any
excuses. You have to work hard, test yourself and take risks…
What do you think of our new magazine?
The magazine is simply masterful and unrivalled - it provides a lot of motivation,
knowledge and inspiration not only from long-term specialists, but also from
enthusiasts who want to share their passion, artistic heritage and history of their
self-development with people. I am glad that I have had the honour to be among
those incredible talents and sharing my photographic work and experience.
Model Weronika Jezierska
Model Ida Kowalska Mua Agnieszka Tabor @Aguleekk
Model Natalia Tomczyk Mua Agnieszka Tabor @Aguleekk
Model Sandra Duda Mua Radek Janaszek
Model Aga Roginska Mua Radek Janaszek
Model Aga Rogniska Mua Radek Janaszek