Interview: Photographer Aleksandra Uzdrzychowska (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I live in a small picturesque town near Opole. I am a wife and mother of two children. Photography is not only my job but my passion. I want to continue to develop and I hope that the best pictures are still ahead of me.
How and when did you get into photography?
Photography has always been a great passion of mine. Less than a year ago I decided to make it something more. Since then I have been constantly gaining new skills and improving my workshop. And although I still have a long way to go, I already know that I am heading in the right direction.
What does photography mean to you?
A great passion. A springboard. Photography calms me down, lets me break away from reality and move into the world of fairy tales and dreams. The camera not only became my third eye, but most of all it opened my other two.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I specialize in fine art photography. I try to capture the beauty in every detail, I want my photographs to be a real feast for the eyes
Where do you get inspiration from?
Here is a quote that I often use when I sign my pictures 'You don't just take a photograph with a camera. You include in a photograph all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved .''- Ansel Adams
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Very common. Most of my photos are carefully planned and thought out to the smallest detail. It is known that it does not always work out. Especially when my models are small children, who do not always feel like doing what we ask them to do. But then it is my role to encourage them. This is how I am. I like to have everything planned and under control.
Studio, on location or both?
Both.But the outdoors is my overwhelming favorite
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I'm slowly starting to talk about myself as a professional photographer, but it will still take me some time before talking about myself in this way will be something natural for me.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
It was a session of Basia with her beloved horse. We had been arranging it for two months until it finally happened and it will remain in my memory forever. So far, it is also my most awarded session.
10 Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon and 135 mm.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
That's a tough question, I'm a budding photographer myself. I'll answer maybe what I follow.
The light - that's all. I already know that light in photography is what turns the ordinary into magic. And above all, I never compete with others, but with myself.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Well done! I recommend