• Photographer Romaen Tiffin

    Johannesburg, South Africa
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Romaen Tiffin
+27 72 591 0870
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Charge per hour
75 USD

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  • First and foremost – whom can you name as the best wedding photographer in Johannesburg? :)

    This depends on the style you like so is very subjective, but one of my favourites is Laura Jane photography

  • Are you photogenic?

    heck no theres a reason i stay the other side of the camera

  • How did you get into wedding photography?

    getting into photography in general happened quite gradually photographing in france , then into photojournalism then into weddings . I cant tell you exactly how it just seemed like a natural progression.

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

    it depends what you are photographing but with people i would definitely say emotion in a moment.

  • Are you fond of travelling?

    LOVE it, i get itchy feet staying in one place.

  • What do you like most about your profession?

    its always challenging and every shoot is different.

  • What do you like least about your profession?

    people who micromanage can sometimes stifle creativity

  • What will be the future of wedding photography?

    thats tricky but i think there will always be weddings and hopefully they will continue to be fun and creative events .

  • What is special in wedding photography?

    you have one chance to capture someones special memory in a way that evokes emotion.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    it hurts, but i have learnt to use it to adapt and improve my photography where necessary. I try to distinguish between constructive criticism though and criticism that would directly influence my style.

  • Are there any trends in wedding photography?

    it depends on style again but for me i like the progression towards more natural in the moment photographs

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

    reliability and dependability as well as creativity but not that overpowers your own vision – it is your day after all.

  • What things are to be avoided when shooting?

    clutter

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

    fleeting moments that are so special and can pass so quickly

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

    emotion, lighting, composition, definitive moment

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

    Trump . not in a good way.

  • Who do you want to take photos of?

    people that are truly in love and show it in front of the camera

  • Do you have any professional taboos?

    er no not really i dont think.

  • Who would you like to shoot with?

    canon 1D just totry it out and 70-200 lens f2.8 and 24-70 f2.8

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    messing up a wedding or losing work because its the couples special day. to ruin those memories would be torture

  • What is the most impressive moment in your life?

    my fathers death.

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

    probably monica from friends. I plan like crazy.

  • Who inspires you in your life and why?

    my mother. she has such an awesome outlook on life i dont know where id be without her.

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

    by how happy i am at any given general moment.

  • Would you rather be liked or respected?

    respected

  • What is the biggest mistake you have ever made at work?

    lost part of a wedding. worst feeling ever.

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

    cameras, batteries, cards and more batteries and more cards. you can never have enough cards.

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

    studio lights. i dont need them they are too bulky and the external flashes work perfectly

  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

    i check other peoples work in the industry and watch a lot of you tube video tutorials

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

    Laura jane, Brett Florens, As sweet as images

  • What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?

    how to take them properly. i was in some great places i think i could have photographed a lot better if i knew what i was doing. That's why i want to teach people how to use their cameras properly

  • What do you want to say with your photographs?

    it depends on what i am photographing, its a question not so easy to answer. but every story is unique and special in its own way. I just want to do it justice.

  • What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

    the pictures i have already taken – i always want to do better

  • Should your parents have been more or less strict?

    neither. think they were great parents

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

    start photographing earlier

  • What about life on other planets?

    yeah what about that.

  • Who are your heroes?

    my parents

  • Who do you have no respect for?

    procrastinators

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    spare time? whats that?

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

    how nervous i really am at weddings

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    never

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

    no

  • Do you make friends easily?

    no , but when i do its generally for life.

  • Where would you like to live?

    back in zimbabwe

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

    sit in an office and give up my dream for an (now) ex. set me back a few years in my life.

  • Is there life after marriage?

    hope so i'm recently married :)

  • Do you have a favourite joke? Tell us.

    im really bad at remembering jokes. but my friends reaction to how does a lion catch a rabbit will always make me laugh. the answer : hides behind a tree and roars like a carrot :) ( laughs hysterically. )

  • Do you like dogs or cats?

    both. i have plenty. and horses.

  • Who or what do you hate?

    people complaining about very small insignificant things.

  • The best thing in life is:

    freedom to be who you want to be

  • The most annoying thing in life is:

    people not using their full potential and holding themselves back

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

    would like to live in the country again

  • What would you like to change in yourself?

    i would like to be more outgoing

  • What would you like to alter in the world?

    materialistic people

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

    dont promise something if you cant deliver, rather be straight up and let them know you are just starting out. if you dont they will be disappointed and you will hurt your reputation

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

    stay away from macdonalds burgers they are dangerous.

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

    probably something country. heartfelt with a deep and meaningful message ;)

  • Tomorrow I will go and do...

    christmas themed photoshoots of course :)