The best way to seize visible storytelling with Licensing contributor Olha Dobosh

At 500px superb pictures is at our core, however these images wouldn’t be attainable with out the proficient individuals behind the lens. The 500px Highlight collection highlights the worldwide and various photographers which might be a part of the 500px Group. This week we’re excited to introduce you to Licensing contributor Olha Dobosh.

Olha Dobosh is a Ukrainian photographer at the moment residing in Catalonia, Lleida.
Her 500px Licensing Portfolio options beautiful life-style pictures that the 500px crew is continually impressed by. Olha has a expertise for capturing particulars and visually illustrating a narrative by her images.

Q: Hi there Olha! Are you able to inform us a bit about your self?

A: I’m a 30-year-old freelance photographer from a small city within the west of Ukraine, Drohobych. Ten years in the past, I moved to Catalonia, Lleida. I like taking lengthy drives, music on vinyl, and oil portray.

Young woman holding flowers by Olha Dobosh on

Q: What impressed you to get into pictures and make it your occupation?

A: My ardour for pictures started 18 years in the past. At first, I took photos of my buddies at college discos and loved taking quite humorous portraits with my PowerShot A20 digital camera. After I met my husband, I turned impressed by his images taken together with his Canon 550d digital camera, which I later took from him.

Life routine at home by Olha Dobosh on

working process on terrace by Olha Dobosh on

Q: Initially you resided in Ukraine however moved to Spain a few years again. Are you able to share a bit about your experiences in Spain? What inspiration have you ever present in your new dwelling?

A: Normally, shifting to Spain was initially tough. I moved after commencement, so there was stress to discover a job, along with discovering myself in a very new neighborhood and totally different language. Mentally and culturally, I skilled some alienation.

We dwell an hour from close by mountains and the ocean, so it was a salvation for me to go to and spend time in nature. Within the first 12 months, I used to be saved by journeys to lovely locations in Spain, the place I used to be impressed to {photograph} extra and will perceive why I’m nonetheless right here.

Simple living , cozy home lifestyle by Olha Dobosh on

Q: The 500px crew loves your Licensing portfolio for quite a few causes, however one factor that basically stands proud to us is your use of pure mild that offers a cohesive, energized, and ethereal really feel to your portfolio. Are you able to share any ideas for working with pure mild when taking pictures indoors?

A: Thanks a lot to your sort phrases, it motivates me quite a bit.

I didn’t take into account my work utilizing pure mild to be significantly particular. I’ve at all times thought it was attainable to shoot higher, however I work with what I’ve out there to me. My condo will get quite a lot of pure evening till mid-afternoon. I make the most of that and shoot in entrance of the window within the morning. I additionally shoot with the light-sensitive and really sharp Zeiss distagon 35mm f/1.4 lens. I additionally discover it helps to shoot with none reflectors and auxiliary equipment.

Mother and daughter painting together by Olha Dobosh on

Q: Up to now you’ve gotten labored with the 500px crew on Licensing briefs and have gained a few of our contests and Quests. We really feel that you’re significantly expert at capturing a theme by visible storytelling in a real and relatable means. Under are examples of images from the identical shoot for instance our level.

A: In actual fact, due to the 500px crew, the contests on the platform, and the briefs created for Licensing contributors, I discovered to shoot life-style particulars. Earlier than that, I primarily shot outside portraits. Thanks for the concepts for the event of my artistic follow.

Life routine at home by Olha Dobosh on

Life routine at home by Olha Dobosh on

Life routine at home by Olha Dobosh on

Q: Are you able to give any tricks to rising photographers on how they’ll pre-plan and direct their shoots to seize a story by their lens?

A: Crucial factor is the will to create!

When there’s a activity, concepts come from the visuals of viewers, attention-grabbing individuals, and social networks comparable to Pinterest and Instagram. It additionally will depend on the temper. I believe everybody understands what I imply when nothing goes proper.

I believe it’s rather more attention-grabbing to have a look at the number of plans within the picture. It’s not essential to have many alternative lenses—with a 35mm or 50mm, you’ve gotten a vast variety of concepts. Small particulars make a collection of images extra lovely.

Simple living , cozy home lifestyle by Olha Dobosh on

At the moment, I’m taking photos of my household, buddies, and colleagues. I’m lucky that I’ve many people who find themselves completely satisfied to let me {photograph} them to undergo 500px Licensing.

Originally of the 12 months, I attempted to make a listing of picture periods that I wish to do. Final 12 months I managed to finish virtually all the things on the record. I hope this 12 months I’m as profitable.

In my work I {photograph} particulars that convey the environment of the image. I additionally shoot portraits and studies in silent mode—this helps the mannequin to chill out and replicate actions and poses extra naturally.

Q: One other stand out high quality in your portfolio is the way you combine expertise. Tech is commonly onerous to seize in constructive and inventive methods. Your method humanizes expertise and exhibits how the person and the machine work collectively. Are you able to give any tricks to Licensing Contributors for his or her tech-inspired shoots?

A: It looks as if a tough activity till you attempt.

The principle factor is to search out the precise lighting within the location the place you’re taking pictures, then usher in some additional gear. I shoot primarily in locations the place there’s a good environment and pleasant individuals, so the fashions I {photograph} will really feel comfy and open to concepts.

Young woman using smart devices by Olha Dobosh on

I attempt to clarify upfront how the shot ought to look and the place I’ll stand on the identical time (for instance behind somebody’s head).

 Portugal view , phone photography by Olha Dobosh on

Q: What are some points you’ve gotten run into when taking pictures technology-themed shoots? How did you’re employed round these?

A: Usually, synthetic lighting will not be one of the best and, in fact, there are locations the place there are lots of manufacturers/logos round that could be onerous to edit out. This occurs in cafes and retailers. I attempt to decide on institutions with giant home windows and minimalist design.

I additionally discover It’s simpler to shoot tech at dwelling.

Lifestyle at home, cozy routine by Olha Dobosh on

Q: What are your ideas on the modifications we see in current day business promoting?

A: I believe it’s great, and that everybody ought to affiliate themselves with the merchandise and types they use, locations they go, and companies they go to. Promoting ought to resemble extraordinary on a regular basis life.

I’m extraordinarily glad that we’re lastly seeing much less retouching and photoshop in business promoting that symbolize non-existent beliefs of individuals.

Street style ,lifestyle portrait of couple by Olha Dobosh on

Q: We love when our Licensing Contributors use their very own pets of their shoots. The 500px crew has come to like Pepa after seeing him in numerous shoots over time. Do you’ve gotten any deliberate shoots with Pepa within the close to future?

A: Thanks. We’re glad that you just like her! She is a really cute and mild animal of the Husky Dumbo breed. Pepa is already our third rat. She likes to eat and sleep in our arms. We attempt to take photos of her once we can.

Cropped hands of woman holding rabbit at home by Olha Dobosh on

Close-up of lizard on table by Olha Dobosh on

Q: Are there any tasks you’ve gotten on the go or within the close to future you can share with us?

A: I not too long ago purchased a brand new 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss planar lens and have already managed to publish a few new images with my buddy Laya from a clothes retailer.

Portrait of smiling young woman in the park by Olha Dobosh on

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