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Interview: Photographer Dustin Elzinga (Netherlands)

Tell us something about yourself

I'm Dustin Elzinga, I come from a small village called Termunten (Netherlands). Here I was born and raised.

I’m still living here and this is the place were i do most of my photoshoots, there are so much beautiful places that can be used as a backdrop and im still not bored off.


How and when did you get into photography?

I started photography 5 years ago, because a photoshoot I did myself.

We took some family photos, and that way photography caught my attention.

I bought my first camera a Nikon d3000 and started photographing neighbors.

I’ve learned so much form working with other photographers but always kept my own vision and “style”.

In those 5 years i photographed so many children, families, weddings and newborns but most of all i photographed models.

After 4 years I’ve stopped photographing children, families and wedding and set my focus on models only.


What does photography mean to you?

Photographing means a lot to me, and I still love doing it.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My “style”? I dunno, I think I have more than one style.

I like doing more things and creating different images, I don’t stick to one style i think.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from other photographers, the internet or magazines.

Sometimes i look around me and take my inspiration from that, basically everything can be used as inspiration, just know how to make it your own or use it in a photograph.


Studio, on location or both?

I only shoot on loction.

I had a studio for a year with another photographer, but i didn’t used it often and stopped doing studio work.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I think somewere in the middle? I wouldn’t call myself full on professional.

But not a hobbyist either, I think more on the side of professional but not completely.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

That’s hard to say, I don’t have a photohoot in particular.

I loved doing all my photoshoot and will always keep them in mind.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I’ve started out with a Nikon camera, after that i used canon and still using canon these days.

Most of the time I use my canon 5d mark ii in combination with the 70-200mm L lens.

But for close portraits I like to use my 50mm.

 

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Just start I think is the best advice I can give, there are no rules in photography so just start photographing.

Find out what kind of photography you like to do and keep practicing and make yourself a better photographer.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

I found out about these magazine august these year, didn’t had much time to read as much I would like to.

But I think it has a pretty layout and some nice stories inside, for now I don’t really have a good opinion.

 

www.facebook.com/D.ElzingaFotografie

 

 

 

 

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