Interview with photographer #10: Isadora Menezes (Brazil, Portrait photography)84LENS
Name: Isadora Menezes Santos
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.
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 😉
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?
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.
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.
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.
Do you know where your next mission or project will be?
No, the future is a mystery kkkkkk.
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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!