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Interview: Photographer Sebastian Nogas (Poland)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I'm a passionate photographer known as photobysnogas. Photography has been my creative outlet and a way to capture the beauty of the world around me.


How and when did you get into photography?

It was many years ago. I got into photography at a young age with a camera given by my father. Photography can be a wonderful way to bond with family members and develop a lifelong passion for capturing memories and moments.

Many people's early experiences with photography are influenced by family members or mentors who introduce them to the art form. It's a great way to learn and share the joy of photography with loved ones.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is my way of storytelling. It's a way of freezing moments in time, evoking emotions, and sharing the beauty I see in the world with others.


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My photography style, focusing on sensual portraits of women, is a distinctive and specialized approach to the art. Sensual portraiture often involves capturing the beauty, grace, and sensuality of the subject while maintaining a respectful and empowering tone. This style typically emphasizes emotion, mood, and the unique personality of each individual.

Sensual portraits can be a powerful way to celebrate and empower women, allowing them to express themselves in a confident and artistic manner. The use of lighting, composition, and posing plays a crucial role in creating captivating and evocative images.

It's important to approach this style with sensitivity and respect for your subjects, ensuring their comfort and consent throughout the creative process.


Where do you get inspiration from?

As a photographer specializing in sensual portraits of women, finding inspiration is crucial to maintaining creativity and producing unique and evocative images.

Remember that inspiration can come from unexpected places, and staying open to new experiences and ideas can help me continuously evolve as a photographer. I keep a visual journal, mood boards, or a collection of images and ideas that resonate with me to reference when I'm seeking inspiration for my sensual portrait work.

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

As a photographer, it's common and often essential to plan and visualize your shots in advance, especially when working on specific projects or themes.

While planning is essential, it's also important to remain adaptable and open to unexpected creative opportunities that may arise during the shoot. Spontaneity can lead to some of the most captivating and authentic moments in photography.

Ultimately, thinking in advance about what do you want in a picture helps you stay organized, ensures that you achieve your creative goals,.


Studio, on location or both?

The choice between shooting in a studio, on location, or a combination of both depends on your specific goals, style, and the type of photography you're doing, including sensual portraiture. Each option has its advantages and considerations.

The choice often depends on my artistic vision and the preferences of my clients. Some photographers specialize exclusively in one approach, while others enjoy the flexibility of both studio and on-location work.

When I deciding, consider the type of sensual portraits I aim to create, the level of privacy and comfort required for my subjects, and the impact of the environment on the mood of the images. Ultimately, my choice should align with my creative goals and the story I want to tell through my photography.


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Both, and it reflects the versatility and passion that many photographers have for their craft. Balancing photography as both a hobby and a profession can be fulfilling and allow you to explore different aspects of your creativity.

As a hobbyist, you may have the freedom to experiment, try new techniques, and capture images purely for personal enjoyment and artistic expression. This can be a wonderful way to keep the passion alive and continuously grow as a photographer.

As a paid professional, you have the opportunity to apply your skills and expertise to earn a living or supplement your income through photography. This often involves working with clients, delivering specific results, and meeting professional standards.

The combination of both aspects can be rewarding, as it allows you to maintain your love for photography while also benefiting from the opportunities and challenges that come with professional work.

Whether you're a hobbyist, a paid professional, or both, your dedication to the art of photography and your ability to find joy and fulfillment in your work are what truly matter.


What has been your most memorable session and why?

My first nude art session was have been a significant and memorable experience in my photography journey. Sessions like these often mark a significant step in a photographer's development, as they require a unique approach, sensitivity, and creativity.

Memorable sessions like these can be transformational for photographers, leaving a lasting impact on their creative journey. They provide opportunities to explore the depth and breadth of photography as an art form while celebrating the beauty of the human body in a respectful and artistic context.


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I prefer Sony cameras and that my favorite lens is the Sigma 105mm. Sony has become a popular choice among photographers, especially for its mirrorless cameras, which are known for their advanced sensor technology and versatility.

The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens is highly regarded for its exceptional optical quality and wide aperture, making it an excellent choice for portrait and close-up photography. Its ability to create beautiful bokeh and deliver sharp, high-quality images is a testament to its quality.

Ultimately, the choice of camera brand and lens depends on your specific needs, style, and preferences. It's clear that my Sony camera and Sigma 105mm lens have been serving me well and allowing me to capture stunning images. I still exploring and pushing the boundaries of my photography with this equipment that suits my vision and style.


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

 "Make Photos and Explore, Continuously Learn and Evolve"

My advice to "make photos and explore" is a reminder that photography is a journey of continuous learning and growth. Embrace the process, stay curious, and be open to new experiences and opportunities. Over time, your unique style and perspective will shine through in your work, setting you on the path to a successful photography business.


What do you think of our new magazine?

I am excited to connect with Modelland Magazine, a platform that values the artistry of beauty photography. Together, we can elevate beauty storytelling and inspire readers to embrace their unique beauty.


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