Interview with photographer #10: Isadora Menezes (Brazil, Portrait photography)

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Isadora Menezes

Interview with photographer #10: Isadora Menezes (Brazil, Portrait photography)

Isadora Menezes

Name: Isadora Menezes Santos

Age: 17

Location: Brazil, Espirito Santo

Style: I mainly photograph women and volunteer to photograph social projects.

Gear: I use Canon T5i, 55mm-250mm f.4.

Experience: 2 years.

Social media:

Instagram

Pexels

Pinterest

When did you first become interested in photography? What sparked it and when did you decide that it was what you were going to do? Tell us your story 😉

I started in August 2017 when I got my camera, but before I was photographing parties and events using the church camera. I don’t know the exact moment I started to enjoy photography, but I found a place to relax in photography.
It’s a way of saving moments forever, I’ve always been afraid of forgetting people and places, so I kept those memories forever.
Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

Apart from photography, tell me about your hobbies and interests?

Besides photography I also practice some circus activities, I love it. Today I am attending the last year of school and from next year I will go to college, I will try the entrance exam for advertising \ social media.

Which genre of photography do you like/practice and why?

I practice Portrait Photography, Advertising Photography, Artistic Photography and Documentary Photography, because they are the ones I identify most today and where I can express my personality.

Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

Almost 90% of photographers find it hard to earn money out of photography. Any tips that might help photographers to earn money?

Yes, it is very discolored here in Brazil, here if you want to make a lot of money from it you have to be the best, so you need to study photography, art and the public a lot.

What mistakes did you make when you started taking pictures?

When I started I used the camera’s auto mode a lot, so you don’t show your personality in the light and shadow settings. I wasn’t very good at editing either, but I fixed it with study.

Which photo are you currently most proud of? Tell us  a story about this photo please.

Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

This picture of the girl stirring her hair, she has over 1 million pexels views.
that day I was really keen to shoot, so I called my friend and we were taking pictures on the skate park, suddenly it started to rain a lot and we took pictures in the rain too, we ran to the nearby airport and decided to continue the photos there, so I took this picture.

What do you do to keep motivated, and not lose your passion for photography?

I draw inspiration from other photographers, generating more ideas. I also use pinterest, it helps a lot.

Why are you giving away your photos on Pexels/Unsplash?

I don’t know … it’s a way of spreading my work.

Light, decisive moment, content, ambiance, a good gear, according to you which is the most essential element in photography?

Content and environment, are decisive when choosing the angle.

Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

How fo you promote yourself as photographer?

My city is not so big so it’s easy to spread, I use more Instagram, and my friends help me by passing to other people.

Share your goal in photography?

This question is hard … I want to be a reference to other people, just like today the best photographers in Brazil are for me.

Is there a photo you dream of taking?

I would love to photograph the northern lights and a very starry sky. i love the sky.

Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

Do you know where your next mission or project will be?

No, the future is a mystery kkkkkk.

Kindly share top five Instagram account everybody should follow?

https://www.instagram.com/bertellifotografia/

https://www.instagram.com/carolinelinsph/

https://www.instagram.com/olharesdelas/

https://www.instagram.com/gilmarphotos/

https://www.instagram.com/taifotografias/

Isadora Menezes
Isadora Menezes

Final words of wisdom you would like to share?

Don’t give up on your dreams, study hard, love hard and be kind.

Thanks a lot Isadora! I wish you the most juicy shots! 🍊

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  • LUIZ ROBERTO RODRIGUES SANTOS Reply

    Parabéns! Lindo Trabalho!

    September 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

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