Artist of the Month – Ewelina Zieba
It is already November, so we definitely have to take a look and celebrate our AOTM back in October. We proudly introduce you to the amazing work of Ewelina Zieba from Warsaw, Poland. Her outstanding wedding images are always full of emotions and creativity. When you scroll through our LOOKSLIKEFILM group feed you will always recognize her beautiful photography style and you will immediately fall in love with her images.
How old are you and where are you from?
I’m 30 yeras old. I’m based in Warsaw, Poland.
Tell us a little bit about your life at the moment?
This year was full of travels. I learned the light, I learned to take care of my development and it resulted in photos that I did not even expect from myself. It was a good year and there’s still a lot ahead of me. Now I have finished my wedding season and I will do postproduction most of my time. You know the #weddingphotographerlife…
How did you end up being a photographer?
It’s a long story. However, I will try to tell it in a few words. When I was a student I met an amazing photography teacher. I started to learn the basics of photography in the teacher’s scientific club. It was the time to discover the technical secrets of a camera. After that, I spent a lot of time practicing.
For 6 years, photography was just my great passion. The camera was my second skin. I took it everywhere with me. My camera did not only accompanied me on travels but also at home in my everyday life.
I became a professional photographer thanks to my husband. When we were fiancees, he told me that it might be time to evolve my passion for photography into a business. He said, “I want to make you happy and I do believe that your dream can become true”. He was the one who bought me my first full frame camera. I bought a 180 mm magic lens and that’s how I started building a portfolio as a wedding photographer.
And as you see – he was right. I love this job because I feel, it makes people happy the way I do it.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I don’t know what I will do in 20 years but I know who I would like to be in 20 years. I’d like to be happy with my super husband and do what I really love. Right now, I still love to take photos. Not only weddings. I love to create travel reports while the camera allows me to meet new people. Photography has been always a part of my life till today, so I’m pretty sure, it will definitely remain with me forever. But I am also curious and open about other creative activities.
The most important thing for me is to remain a good human being. Yes, in 20 years I just want to be a good person. Better than I’m today. OK, besides that, I would also like to live in a big wooden house with a huge garden filled with flowers.
What gear are you currently using?
Nikon d810, Nikon d750 and 50 mm 1.8 Nikkor & 35 mm 1.4 Sigma Art.
What advice would you give out to a new starting photographer?
Inspire yourself with everything that surrounds you, but never forget about your personal potential. Make mistakes. Do not expect from yourself that after 10 sessions you will be a “Master of The Light”.
Practice makes perfect. Always. Listen to those people’s advice, who want to support your development as a photographer. Ignore those who just want to see you fail.
Exercise, take pictures and if something does not work out find out why, and go back to the same place and make it better than the last time. As a photographer, you keep learning your whole life, so be ready for it.
Did the LLF community change the way you see or shoot weddings, couples etc.?
Since the day I joined the LLF community back in 2015, I like the purpose of the group so much that I immediately felt comfortable. Every day, I observe the work of photographers and the daily update is my daily reading.The images, which I like the most are kept in a special folder on my computer, to come back to them from time to time. The group gives me great motivation for a strong development. When I see the level of some pictures within the group, it’s simply impossible not to continue to develop. I’m very happy that there is such a place for photographers and I’m glad that I can be part of it.
What plans do you have for the rest of 2018?
When the wedding season ends, I would like to start my own photography project. Also, I want to spend more time with my family because after a very busy wedding season I miss them so much!