STORY BE­HIND THE STILL

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER: Anna Men­derak LO­CA­TION: Kroczyce, Poland TYPE OF COM­MIS­SION: Per­sonal work SHOT DE­TAILS: nikon d750 and Sigma A 50mm f1.4 dG hSM

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Anna Men­derak talks us through her stun­ningly colourful por­trait

ABOUT THE SHOT: This stun­ning photo was taken at a Boho In­dian work­shop or­gan­ised by a group of peo­ple from Ju­ra­jskie Warsz­taty, a group of en­thu­si­ast pho­tog­ra­phers in Poland that fre­quently meet up to share their pas­sion and learn to­gether.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Anna Men­derak ex­plains that her bright lens of­fered her great im­age qual­ity and says, “As a young pho­tog­ra­pher, I have not yet worked out many tech­niques. I’m just learn­ing pro­fes­sional shoot­ing.” How­ever, it is clear to see that Men­derak does in­deed have a fan­tas­tic eye for a stun­ning por­trait.

Men­derak ex­plains, “For me the most im­por­tant thing is the ex­po­sure, light and the proper com­po­si­tion. But when it’s so beau­ti­ful and colourful on a sum­mer day like this the pho­tos almost take them­selves. Just find the right place with the right model and take a good shot.”

She goes on to say that this im­age was not dif­fi­cult to shoot as the beau­ti­ful place and model al­lowed them to take stun­ning pho­tos.

Men­derak re­veals that she never presses the shut­ter un­less she is com­pletely sat­is­fied with the aes­thetic of the im­age, “The photo must fit my sen­si­tiv­ity.

I take a photo when I think that I like it and I can get a nice pic­ture. I love na­ture, nat­u­ral light and por­traits. The key here re­ally is the beau­ti­ful model, the lovely wreath on her head com­bined with the car contrasting with the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Her ad­vice for as­pir­ing pho­tog­ra­phers is to con­tinue to learn and be modest in what you do, and over time you’ll be able to cap­ture the best pos­si­ble im­agery.

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SUM­MER­TIME the vivid colours re­ally make this a stand-out im­age. it feels like the right com­bi­na­tion of quirky and skil­fully shot

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