Violeta Arriaga is a photographer and teacher from Ciudad Real, Spain. She does personal projects in artistic photography.
Transforming reality into art: an interview with photographer Violeta Arriaga
You can find Violeta Arriaga here:
- Website: violetaarriaga.com
- Website: behance.net/violetarriaga
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @violeta.arriaga.sanchez
- Facebook: @Violeta.Arriaga.Photo
- LinkedIn: @violeta-arriaga-sánchez
Hi Violeta, how long have you been working as a photographer now?
I have been working as a photographer since 2015.
What inspired you to become a photographer? What were your first steps?
I studied fine arts, and I discovered photography in the second year of my degree. I liked it a lot, and I decided to do the specialization in image and photography when I finished my degree. I studied a master of photography, and since then I have been working on different projects.
Are you a professional or an amateur photographer?
I am a professional photographer, but I am always learning new things about lighting or editing photos.
What is your favorite subject to photograph?
My favorite subjects are artistic photography, to be more concrete portraits, but I also like travel photography, and I like a lot of photography of films. I have participated in a little film in Ciudad Real as a still photographer and director of photography.
What kit do you shoot with?
I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I have two lenses: a 24-105mm lens and a 50mm lens.
How would you define your photographic style?
Which editing software do you usually use?
Lightroom and Photoshop.
John Wanamaker said: Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I do not know which half. Do you gain your clients by advertising or in another way?
No, I don’t have clients at this moment. I do personal projects or collaborate with other people on projects, but I show my projects on Instagram and my website so people know my job.
How does your typical working day look like?
When I have a photography session, I take the photos with the model. I have a previous shoot in mind and a plan to follow, but I like to improvise on any shoot too. I take the photos, make a selection, and then, in the same week, I start editing the photos.
What do you do when you are not working?
When I don´t work, I learn new things about photography, like editing or lighting, by following other photographers. Now I am learning at an online school named DR Escuela.
How many hours/days per week are you working?
2 days per week.
What do you do in your free time?
I like watching films, I like traveling, I usually go to the cinema, and I pass time with my family and friends.
What would you do differently if you would start again?
If I started again, I´d probably study photography from the beginning or audiovisual communication.
What was the best advice you have ever received as a photographer? Do you have any advice for other photographers?
I guess the best advice I`ve ever received is that you have to work day by day and not give up. I think my advice is the same.
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Your last vacation?
My last vacation was in Barcelona one year ago.