• Photographer Marcin Karpowicz

    Calgary, Canada
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Marcin Karpowicz
+1 780-292-6003
Last seen 3 hours ago
Charge per hour
150 USD

6 hours minimum

  • Are you photogenic?

    I don't feel like a photogenic person.

  • How did you get into wedding photography?

    My wife's idea. We photograph the nature, when we were hiking – eventually my wife started to photograph people – finally our friend took us to photograph her wedding in Mexico – and this is how I started my journey with wedding photography.

  • What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?

    moment, composition and light. You have to have those three elements in order to have perfect photo.

  • Are you fond of travelling?

    Yes – I love traveling. So far I lived in three different countries and in two different continents. I was born in Poland, lived for 6 years in USA and finally moved to Canada, where I am living today.

  • What do you like most about your profession?

    I am dealing, most of the time, with happiness and love during the day of wedding. I am in constant movement – meeting different people. The life looks like the box of chocolates – you never know what kind of clients you get :)

  • What do you like least about your profession?

    Uncertainty of the future bookings.

  • What will be the future of wedding photography?

    Difficult to say – maybe the future will be screenshot from the video coverage. For sure there will be more and more competitiveness with the guests capturing the moments through their better and better phones and their ability to instantly share those photos on all social media platforms.

  • What is special in wedding photography?

    In few hours the photographer needs to capture the story of love between the bride and groom, connection to their friends, and nurture of their parents.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    I am handle very well constructive criticism – criticism helps my development of being better photographer.

  • Are there any trends in wedding photography?

    There is s trend to show main subjects as a part of broader spectrum. Bride and Groom are not longer dominate the photos but they are the part of the environment. In my opinion there is also strong emphasis on the verbs in the photographs – so there is a lot of action – so we can see strong interaction between two nouns by incorporating the verbs into the photos (like laughing, walking, running, jumping etc)

  • What should be the criteria for a bride and a groom to choose their wedding photographer?

    Three things: portfolio, personality, and of course, budget.

  • What things are to be avoided when shooting?

    I don't see that kind of things.

  • What things that common people don't usually see can a wedding photographer notice?

    We all see the same things – the perspective is different.

  • What influences the value of a photo? What are its elements?

    Moment, composition and lighting

  • What person can be the symbol of the 21st century in your opinion?

    Mark Zuckerberg because he make us the slaves of online presence.

  • Who do you want to take photos of?

    I don't have a particular person in mind. I always want to shoot people, who are open and showing the feelings.

  • Do you have any professional taboos?

    No – I don't have.

  • Who would you like to shoot with?

    I would like to shot with Ivan Troyanovsky

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    I am trying to not focus on the future – keep leaving in the presence – therefore I am not worry about anything.

  • What is the most impressive moment in your life?

    Each day is impressive, when I am spending it with my wife.

  • If you were a cartoon, book or movie character, who would you be and why?

    Kung Fu Panda – because everything is possible if you have believe.

  • Who inspires you in your life and why?

    My wife – because she is most optimistic person I have ever met.

  • How do you define success? How do you measure it?

    The success is very tricky term. success and failure is the same stick. There is no success without the failure and vice versa. Therefore the best is stand in neutral position.

  • Would you rather be liked or respected?

    I would like to be liked.

  • When you're going to travel, what do you take with you and why?

    Good book – because during the travel I have actually a time to read.

  • Is there anything among your gadgets that you wish you haven't bought? Why?

    no there is not

  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

    browsing the internet.

  • Whose work has influenced you most as a wedding photographer?

    Emin Kuliyev

  • What do you want to say with your photographs?

    I would like to show the feelings.

  • What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

    Happy bride and recognition from other photographers.

  • Should your parents have been more or less strict?

    I have very easy going parents and I don't want any change.

  • If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

    I will do exactly everything the same.

  • What about life on other planets?

    yes – there is – would love to see it.

  • Who are your heroes?

    Krzysztof Wielicki – Polish alpine and high-altitude climber

  • Who do you have no respect for?

    I respect everybody.

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    I love to watch good movies.

  • What's the side of you that the public never sees?

    dark side :)

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    Far away of being satisfied. A lot of things need to be improved.

  • Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?

    No – I don't believe in that.

  • Do you make friends easily?

    Yes I do .

  • Where would you like to live?

    I am torn apart between two countries: Paland where my family lives and where my heart is and Canada – the beautiful country, which give me the opportunity to be a photographer.

  • What's the stupidest thing you've ever agreed to do?

    Crossing the river in the polish mountains in early spring :(

  • Is there life after marriage?

    yes – it is and I am the example of it. I cannot imagine the life without my wife.

  • Do you like dogs or cats?

    I have two cats – I am more cat person.

  • Who or what do you hate?

    I don't hate.

  • The best thing in life is:

    My wife!!

  • The most annoying thing in life is:

    Are narrow minded people.

  • Is there anything around you that you would like to change?

    I would like to see around more open minded people.

  • What would you like to change in yourself?

    To be more precise in my daily life.

  • What would you like to alter in the world?

    I would like to distribute the wealth more evenly.

  • Can you give a few tips for wedding photographers who are just starting out?

    Never give up.

  • If aliens come to the Earth and you are the first person they meet, what will you tell them?

    welcome and I am sorry if you will be disappointed.

  • If you are called to shoot a movie, what genre will it be?

    comedy.

  • Tomorrow I will go and do...

    edit some photos.