Interview with photographer #23: Vinicius Vieira Nogueira (Brazil, Portrait&Fashion Photography)84LENS
When did you start shooting and how did this love for photography happen? What is your view about photography?
I started shooting at the advertising college.
I love photography and being able to share my worldview through my art which is photography.
Apart from photography, tell me about your hobbies and interests?
I love watching movies, watching series, hanging out with my friends and listening to music.
Which genre of photography do you like/practice and why?
I make portraits. I love being able to tell stories through my photos.
Almost 90% of photographers find it hard to earn money out of photography. Any tips that might help photographers to earn money?
To make money with photography, you need to be a good photographer, know if you sell, work marketing your business, be creative, always innovating and never give up.
What mistakes did you make when you started taking pictures?
I did not know how to do well because selling and my photographs at first were very amateur too.
Which photo are you currently most proud of? Tell us a story about this photo please.
It’s the photo I made of @victoriapacini at the RioVision event, it was a big milestone in my career, I would say it was a watershed for me, I took a leap to where I am today and it was my first photographic meeting I attended, I learned a lot in this day. And I’m very proud of this photo.
What do you do to keep motivated, and not lose your passion for photography?
I love creating and testing new things, I believe this is my biggest motivation, and I love photography, regardless of money.
Why are you giving away your photos on Pexels/Unsplash?
I like to think that by giving away these pexels photos I will be achieving greater visibility in my work and helping others who can use the photo in their life.
Light, decisive moment, content, ambiance, a good gear, according to you which is the most essential element in photography?
How do you promote yourself as a photographer?
I promote myself in my social networks, going to photo meetings and related events, networking is very important.
Share your goal in photography?
To be able to keep myself financially working only on my art and be recognized for it.
Is there a photo you dream of taking?
Do you know where your next mission or project will be?
It’s being at my first photographic event created by me and my friend Octavio, it’s a dream come true.
Kindly share top five Instagram account everybody should follow?
@brandonwoelfel / @dfreske / @marinhofotografia / @luizclas / @quazar_
Final words of wisdom you would like to share?
Never give up on your dreams, as cliche as it may seem is very true, fight for whatever will get you there!
Thanks a lot Vinicius! I wish you the most juicy shots!
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