Photographer Tobias Leivald (Qbike Photo) (Sweden)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I´m a 51 year old photographer from Stockholm, Sweden
How and when did you get into photography?
When I was young I was drawing a lot and when I was 15 years old my father got me my first camera.
What does photography mean to you?
Its one of my biggest interest and its my second job.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Well this is hard.. i want to be wide as a photographer and be good at most types of photography. Model photography is what i like most in different locations with 1 flashlight or natural light.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From nice, beautiful and cool locations where it will be great to create good photos.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, always but under the photoshoot new ideas also pop up that i want to try in the end of the set/photosoot.
Studio, on location or both?
I like both but i think location is the best, especially industrial location.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Thats a hard one, i love meeting new people and every shoot have something special. I have 2 really special moment.
1: I took photos of a American metal band and one alternative model on location in Stockholm.
2: I went up to the place i lived at when i was a kid and took some photos with a alternative model in a old iron factory. That was a great shoot.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, Zoomlens 24-105 4 L and 85 1.4 L
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Learn your basics in photography, then learn your camera settings that you use most. After that try and practice a lot.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like it because everyone (MUA, Hair, Stylist, Model, Photographer) have a place where they can be published, read about them and everything around it.
FB: Tobias Leivald, www.qbike.se, Insta: qbikefoto
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