I live close to Poznan (Poland in Europe). My photography passion started over decade ago during international trips around Europe where I was always accompanied by camera. About 5 years ago my attention turned into studio photography. This allowed me to better understand nature of light and effectively use it to create pictures of people I had in my mind
Photographying people satisifes me the most. Portraits, kids, family events, fashion, street photography and fine art are the main areas of my interst. I always try to find the best look of someone and then using light, framing, retouch highlight what is beautiful.
If I can help you in realization of any photography project do not hesittate contacting me. I still develop my passion and like challenges
Beginning of studio photography
A few years ago at the turn of 2013/2014 I began to develop my knowledge about light modifiers and studio photography techniques. Due to the lack of space required at home I decided to rent a small space for studio. At that time I only knew that ceiling should be as high as possible and the walls should be white or gray so they don't modify the color of light copming from strobes. An additional accelerator of further decisions related to studio photography was meeting the young designer Daniel Bartczak who inspired me to shoot fashion. I was surprised how challenging and extiting fashion photography can be. About interaction with a model, posing, lighting setups separate guides could written. From session to session I gianed experience and my studio photography gear was growinng - umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, grids filled the available space. Then I changed my studio location and had the pleasure of sharing a workspace with another experienced photographer - Magda Turkel. Larger space and even more ... gadgets. Currently we have equipment for studio photography that is sufficient for the majority projects. I realize photo shootings in dedicated locations - studio, apartments, open air.
Finally a word about gear…
Currently I use mirrorless, full frame cameras. Sony A7 III is general purpose body. Good low-light performamnce, 10 frames per sec shutter speed and fast autofocus system makes it extremely versatile to any kind of photography. I belive there is no ideal camera on the market but I feel this one will stay with me for a long time.
When it comes to lenses I stick just with three of them. Sony 85mm 1.4 G Master prime is main portrait lens I use - this is my "bread and butter". Being wide open it creates an amazing, creamy bokeh effect which separates your subject from the background. Even from 1.4 aperture this lens is very sharp. 85mm focal length assures natural proportions of the body. Moreover Sony 85mm G Master lens is weather sealed with very solid build quality.
However if I had choose just one lens it would be my Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD zoom. This is my all-arounder. Tamron is bright standard zoom for full frame Sony cameras. It is incredibly sharp - the sharpest zoom I ever had. The build quality is not top notch but is good enough. What I like about Tamron is a minimum focusing distance of only 0.19m in the wide-angle setting. Thanks to it close-up shots are possible with this standard zoom. Even macro shots are possible to some extent.
Zeiss FE 16-35mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* ZA is my last but not least lens. This lens allows me to create pictures in small rooms where there is no chance to step back. Apart from that Zeiss is an amazing lens for landscapes.