Interview with photographer #8: David Bartus (Hungary, Aerial&Landscape photography)84LENS
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 😉
In late 2015 i bought a camera then i started taking pictures. After a years i realized i want to do this like part of my job. I always love the technical side too.
Were you formally educated in photography, or are you self taught?
At the College, then in Youtube. Your best friend is Youtube because you can find all the stuff what you need.
What is your ways of income from photography? Do you sell your photos on microstock sites? What else?
Weddings, commercial photos thats all.
What else do you do besides photography? 😉
I like travelling a lot, and i sitting a lot coz my work is 3D designer and Web designer so when i can i go to GYM.
What mistakes did you make when you started taking pictures?
When i started i can’t find my main styles, so i did a lot of things. Then i realized i need to choose maximum 3 styles, and then focus on it.
Which photo are you currently most proud of? Tell us a story about this photo please.
The Morning Layers.
We went to Slovenia for a photo trip, it’s amazing country. We arrived the 1st location in a morning, and the the view was beautiful.
Who have you learned the most from?
All the Youtubers: but most are Tony & Chelsea Northrup.
When did you start sharing your photos on Pexels and Unsplash? Many photographers prefer not to share their photos for free, but sell them on photo banks. What is your reason to do that? Does it helps you to attract new customers or you have some any other reasons?
I am using Pexles a lot for my job, thats why i do it. Help each other is the best way to find good people.
How did you find your photography style, and what can you recommend to other photographers trying to find their niche?
Just do what you like, then choose 3 styles and focus all your energy on it.
Your favourite accessory?
I like my bag, coz i put everything to it. 2 body, 4 lens, 1 drone.
Favourite photography website?
Top tip for any aspiring in your niche photographers out there?
Don’t buy a good body, buy a good lenses!! Then just training your skills. If composition fail photo also fail.
To what degree do you retouch your photos, Photoshop? Lightroom? Aperture? Anything that you like to do in your photos in particular, such as add certain curves?
I use Lightroom/Photoshop camera raw, then Photoshop for a bigger retouching. For me the photo category choose the method.
Do you use some photographer’s facebook groups/forums/subreddits/medium to share your experience or discuss something?
Not yet, maybe Pexels community which is fresh.
Recommend some blogs or instagram profiles about photography you love to read.
Youtube first then Pinterest, good place to find some ideas.
What promotion methods do you use? How do you find customers for your photo shoots?
Facebook, then website.
Final words of wisdom you would like to share?
Go out shoot a lot, if you have enough endurance you will be nice photographer. Also you need lot of humility. Share your photos, and listen to the advice what other more experienced shooters told you.
So my advice: No matter what system, you need a good lenses first, then a lot of time for shooting.
Thanks a lot David! I wish you the most juicy shots!