Interview: Photographer Gábor Darabos (Hungary)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in Nagykanizsa and I still live here. I mainly do women's portrait and family photography, this year I opened my own studio.
How and when did you get into photography?
I bought my first DSLR in 2017, and that's when I started taking pictures as a hobby. About 4 years ago, I decided to finish school and also attend other photographers' courses.
What does photography mean to you?
Passion and work at the same time. Photography is a way of self-expression, which is very important to me. In my photos, I strive for harmony, the color scheme charactizing my work.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
In terms of style, Fine Art is the closest to me, I usually do the post-production of my female portrait photos in this style.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get inspiration mainly from the internet, from Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. I constantly follow the works of famous photographers, I am present in the biggest photography groups.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
I always prepare for the photoshoots in advance, but I also take into account the models' ideas and requests, which is how the final concept of the photoshoot is formed.
Studio, on location or both?
It depends on the situation and the subject, both have their own beauty. I take most of my photos in a studio, but I also like to take photos outdoor from spring to fall.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I'm somewhere in between. There are many projects that I have done simply because the process of creation brings me joy. At the same time, photography is not my main source of income.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I can't single out a single photoshoot, as each one is memorable for something.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I've been a Nikon user since the beginning, currently using a Nikon Z5. My absolute favorite lens is a Sigma 135 mm 1.8 Art, but I also really like to use the Nikon Z 85 mm 1.8 lens.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I would suggest that you never be satisfied with your work. Always dare to try new things, learn and educate yourself constantly, because this always takes you forward.
What do you think of our new magazine?
This is a very good initiative to get to know each other's work and to present our own. Thank you very much for the opportunity.