Interview: Photograpger Hagai shalom (Israel)

11 Jun 2020

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am a 29 years old photographer from Israel. I take pictures last 4,5 years. Also I teach talented youngsters maths.

 

How and when did you get into photography?
When I was in USA, I worked there as a guitar teacher in a summer camp. When I finished work, I was walking and decided to buy a camera to save  memories about the trip and to catch beautiful momen.t

 

What does photography mean to you?

For me photography is the way to save the  moments and the beauty in every thing and moreover to keep the memory about them.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

Female portraits and  fashion photograph.y

 

Where do you get inspiration from?
I follow one photographer Kai Boet, who inspires me every time.

 

Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?

Every time before shooting I plan everything, think about the result, how to make a model being satisfied, after realizing all this I put the correct light, composition and editing.

 

Studio, on location or both?

Mostly I take outdoor pictures, but I also have experience in studio photography.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

In the beginning I started to take pictures as a hobby, then then started getting a lot of paid jobs, I organize and mentor in master classes in natural lighting photography.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

I took a picture of the abandoned plane in "The Forest of Defenders" and the model got so deep into the role that told the whole story through the look in her eyes.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I shoot with my favorite Nikon D750 , Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 lens.

 

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

My advice is to be in a full communication with a model and to make her feel comfortable.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

I think your magazine is really interesting, with lots of added value giving a stage to the art of photography.

 

Facebook : Hagai Shalo
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