Photographer Shahar Vin@shaharvinitsky PRO
Haifa, Israel PRO
—Are you photogenic?
—I hate myself in pictures.
—How did you get in the photography industry?
—Totally by chance :)
—What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?
—From my p.o.v a very attractive photo is a combination of formatic composition, interesting light and people involved happening.
—Do you love traveling?
—I think it is the greatest gift we got, traveling to new places and seeing various people from different cultures.
—What do you like most about your profession?
—The no' 1 thing that brings me joy is to see people exciting!
another one- is to find beauty in people and the environment.
—What will be the future of photography?
—I think no matter how the technology will improve, the most significant measure of a photographer's professionalism is his p.o.v, creativity and way of thinking.
—What is special in the photography genre you specialise at?
—I think its the people's emotions on their most exciting days.
—How do you handle criticism?
—It depends, I very appreciate serious criticism from a professional, i love learning! but when it comes to pessimistic, shallow voices that just want to be heard, i smile and move on.
—Are there any trends in photography?
—Of course, people are different..and we have different opinions and different taste. some prefer fashion style, some prefer documentary...
The way i like to tell a wedding story is a kind of a combination between documentary and beauty photography.
—What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?
—Professionalism and talent are very important! but not less important is to find a kind, flowing and a positive energies person to spend this intensive and loaded with emotions day with.
—What things are to be avoided when shooting?
—For me, unacceptable is to belittle and disparage photographers professional opinion (about location, shooting schedule etc..), since the photographer's opinion stems from experience and for the sake of the newlyweds!
—What details that usually pass unnoticed can a photographer notice?
—There are no unnoticed details for a good wedding photographer, we notice everything, because we seeking for details!
—Who do you want to take photos of?
—I love to shoot simple, unmasked, true loving couples.
—Who would you like to shoot with?
—I definitely choose Cartier-Bresson!
—What is the most impressive moment in your life?
—The most significant moment in my life i think... is when i decided to make people happy, and that what makes me happy!
—Who inspires you in your life and why?
—I don't have just one, i'm inspired of any source of wisdom and beauty.
—How do you define success? How do you measure it?
—For me success is to enjoy the way!
—When you're going to travel, what do you take with you and why?
—This one is the easiest :)) of course the camera! for me, any travel is a story..and the best way to remember it is to tell this story by taking pictures.
—How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
—I improve my photography skills first of all by being always inspired by other photographers, i love learning and always taking workshops, tutorials and etc'.. there is no limit to improving!
—Whose work has influenced you most as a photographer?
—There are many modern wedding photographers I really like (Ken Pak, Victor Marty, Jesus Ochoa, Rosita lipari, Mauricio Arias and more..), but the strongest inspiration i got is from Cartier-Bresson.
—What motivates you to continue taking pictures?
—that i have the ability to make people laugh, cry and get excited! other's fillings helps me feel.
—When are you completely satisfied with your work?
—I am most of the time satisfied, because i'm trying to do my best every wedding, because for every couple it is one of most important days of life!
—Do you make friends easily?
—I am a very friendly person..i love people.
—Is there life after marriage?
—haha..great! i don't believe in life after kids :))
—Do you like dogs or cats?
—The best thing in life is:
—Is there anything around you that you would like to change?
—It's easier to learn to change yourself!
—Can you give a few tips for photographers who are just starting out?
—Always seek! seek for emotions, for aesthetics, for light, colors, for occurrences...
—If aliens come to the Earth and you are the first person they meet, what will you tell them?
—lets make a selfie! :))
—If you are called to shoot a movie, what genre will it be?
—A hard-life realistic drama
—Tomorrow I will go and do...
—to keep improving and enjoying every second of life! :)