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Photographer Claudia Ferrari (Italy)
Tell us something about yourself.
I'm an italian photographer, born near Milan but now living in Rome. I am romantic, strong and sensible.
How and when did you get into photography?
My passion was born into my family, I grew up surrounded by my parents' artistic vein and, in particular, thanks to my father who taught me the love for music and beautiful pics! Anyway I started taking pictures 2 years ago, more or less, and so I brought my First camera....it was love at first sight!
What does photography mean to you?
photography is not only a passion, but it's my way of life. It helps me when I'm in trouble and relax me during sunny days. It's also an amazing way to know people and gives me unique
feelings every time! It's just the way I am and it represents my emotions and my sensibility towards the world.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I love portraits and spontaneity, I love natural light, details, nature and great atmospheres. Usually my pics reflect my mood. My approach is made of sweetness and emotions. Every photo I take, for me, has to tell a story.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I take my inspiration from objects and nature. I like to observe what surrounds me every day. I always search new locations and new details.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Not always. I start shooting with an idea of what I'd like to realize but I also love to follow the moments.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer location because it's more personal and I can use it to describe my story.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Just a hobbyst, for the moment I haven't planned to switch photography in my job, even if never say never!
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I have not a favourite session, I have favourite photos that have the power to excite me. Anyway, during a session I also try to create a good relationship with my models, so every photoshoot could be fun and creative.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Light. I love to observe light and I love to see how it can create different feelings and mood.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon. I love 85mm, for portraits, and 50mm, my first lens.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Hard question! I just suggest to do what you love, always creating evergreen pics. The most important thing is to be personal and to find your own style!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think that it's great, full of great professionists and amazings pics.