Interview with photographer #19: Deden Dicky Ramdhani (Indonesia, Portrait&Journalistic Photography)Artem Beliaikin
When did you start shooting and how did this love for photography happen? What is your view about photography?
I started shooting in 2015. At that time I studied at Faculty of Communication, and the major is Journalist. Then I began to study so i became interested in photography. At 2015 and 2016 I studied journalistic photography, but in 2017 until now I was interested in portrait photography.
In my opinion, photography is our way to deliver a message or deliver ideas to others through visual arts.
Apart from photography, tell me about your hobbies and interests?
Besides photography, my hobby is playing football. I often play football with some photographers in Bandung.
Which genre of photography do you like/practice and why?
Another genre of photography that I like is journalistic photography. Because, the first thing that I learned about photography on campus is journalistic photography. In addition, journalistic photography has a deep meaning in a photograph.
Almost 90% of photographers find it hard to earn money out of photography. Any tips that might help photographers to earn money?
I don’t really have a specific tips about this, just believe it to God who has arranged this problem, sharpen your photography skills. With that, money will come automatically to you.
What mistakes did you make when you started taking pictures?
I’m not really confident when I start taking the picture. Especially, after seeing the photos from other’s more better than us.
Which photo are you currently most proud of? Tell us a story about this photo please.
This is the one of photo that I’m proud of. I wanna tell the story to others, that from this photo we will know about the freedom of expression.
What do you do to keep motivated, and not lose your passion for photography?
Just trying to be a professional photographer and my friend always support me to keep working on my passion on photography.
Why are you giving away your photos on Pexels/Unsplash?
Because, Pexels is one of good platform for photographers and I’m feeling good on this pexel.
Light, decisive moment, content, ambiance, a good gear, according to you which is the most essential element in photography?
In my opinion, all of the elements are important. But in portrait photography I think the content and atmosphere are very important. In journalistic photography, determining the moment more important.
How fo you promote yourself as photographer?
I always trying to promote myself as a photographer on social media like Instagram and Pexels. Through my photo, I’ve promoted myself that I am a photographer.
Share your goal in photography?
I wanna make a photo studio, I think it’ll be support my photo creation. In addition, I want to be a useful person, especially on photography.
Is there a photo you dream of taking?
I want to take photos of important people such as state leaders, artists, and etc.
Do you know where your next mission or project will be?
I don’t know yet. But certainly, I’ll always make a better photo, and believe it to God.
Kindly share top five Instagram account everybody should follow?
I’ll recommend 5 accounts to follow: @ichadwg, @mraflih12, @denxarman_, @habibilhaq and @iraswira.
Final words of wisdom you would like to share?
Don’t ever stop to make a good creations, especially in photography and always to be a useful person for others.
Thanks a lot Deden Dicky! I wish you the most juicy shots!