Photographer Siemenjov GaldesValletta, Malta siemenjovgaldes
—Are you photogenic?
—Only when I am not trying to be :)
—How did you get in the photography industry?
—By pure coincidence and being in the right place at the right time. My first wedding was in 2012 and the rest as they say is history.
—What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?
—Some old school photographers would say technique, composition, verticles etc. I think all the mentioned techniques are important however the moment and the framing for me are key.
—Do you love traveling?
—I can't get enough of it ;)
—What do you like most about your profession?
—Travelling, meeting new people and being able to tell a story through pictures.
—What do you like least about your profession?
—To be honest I never thought much about this. In all fairness I can't think of anything else except the long hours.
—What will be the future of photography?
—Wedding photography is increasingly becoming more expressive and photographers around the world have pushed the bounderies and the art to scary new heights. I cannot say, though I am really curious to find out.
—What is special in the photography genre you specialise at?
—Emotions! Not all weddings have it, but the ones who do, make it special beyond words.
—How do you handle criticism?
—There is always something new to learn and good solid constructive criticism helps us become better and challange our routines. I am always eager to get feedback and I hope I can keep improving upon it.
—Are there any trends in photography?
—ohhh yes! I think you see changing trends mostly depending on the country and continent.
—What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?
—I can answer this because I myself was a groom not long ago. I looked for a photographer who cares, someone who knows documentary photography and someone that is not afraid to get the best out of us on the wedding day. We actually enjoyed our day more thanks to the photographer we chose! I knew exactly what he would deliver before I even booked him.
—What things are to be avoided when shooting?
—Forget your phone, e-mails, messages and all distractions. Most importantly avoid going un-prepared.