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Interview: Photographer Gergely Takács (Hungary)

Can you tell us a little about you?

Hello everyone, i’m Gergely from Hungary (EU). I would say i'm portrait photographer, however i shoot events, weddings, and almost everything. Of course 80% of my photos are portraiture so that's why i think i'm best about it.

How and when did you get into photography?

As amateur i always shoot pictures with analog and small digital cameras but i have changed this when my children were born. From that time i tried to develop myself on a self learning way. I bought better cameras, better lens, m34 system, later canon full frame system. I learnt the holy trinity of aperture, shutter speed, iso and later how to use flash.

What does photography mean to you?

As IT guy my job creates just virtual objects, nothing what i can touch nothing i can really see. I wanted to create something real what creates smile, happiness to myself and other people.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I shoot almost everything but in the recent years i concentrated to portraits and dance photos, these are my main focus.

Where do you get inspiration from?

Before i started photographer school the internet was my inspiration, but from after the school i was amazed by the art history. It's amazing how the old painters were able to show the world without photos.

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

Yeah, most of the time I'm thinking way ahead because we work in small groups. It’s not just me, but there are other specialists who are responsible for wardrobe, makeup, and miscellanies. Of course sometimes there are spontaneous shoots which are far more better than any planned.

Studio, on location or both?

Both, i prefer Studio, because i tend to control light as much as i can, but the nature can give you small details, bokeh which is not available in studio.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I’m somewhere between them as i haven’t reached my goal to live as a full time photographer.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

The most memorable, difficult question, each and every shoot is a uniqe event, however i would say the most memorable is when i first time shooted dancer with long exposure and continuous light. You can see some pictures about that session among the attached photos.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Canon. I started with Panasonic m43 system, but my first full frame camera was canon 6d, and i still insist to use what i’m used to it.

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

It’s really hard to suggest something what i’m still not good at so, maybe just a genaral advice : do what you enjoy, that gives everybody your best.

What do you think of our new magazine?

Your magazin is a great opportinity to all of us to show our work to everyone. I enjoy watching other creatives from all around the world., , instagram:@takacsgergelyfoto

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