September 22, 2023


How Art Works

Tips on how to seize visible storytelling with Licensing contributor Olha Dobosh

6 min read

At 500px superb images is at our core, however these pictures wouldn’t be potential with out the gifted individuals behind the lens. The 500px Highlight sequence highlights the worldwide and various photographers which might be a part of the 500px Neighborhood. 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 gorgeous life-style images that the 500px group is consistently impressed by. Olha has a expertise for capturing particulars and visually illustrating a narrative by her pictures.

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 images and make it your occupation?

A: My ardour for images started 18 years in the past. At first, I took photos of my mates in school discos and loved taking moderately humorous portraits with my PowerShot A20 digital camera. After I met my husband, I grew to become impressed by his pictures 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: On the whole, 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 group and completely 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 yr, I used to be saved by journeys to stunning 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 group loves your Licensing portfolio for quite a few causes, however one factor that actually stands out to us is your use of pure mild that provides a cohesive, energized, and ethereal really feel to your portfolio. Are you able to share any ideas for working with pure mild when capturing indoors?

A: Thanks a lot in your variety phrases, it motivates me so much.

I didn’t think about my work utilizing pure mild to be notably particular. I’ve at all times thought it was potential to shoot higher, however I work with what I’ve out there to me. My condominium will get a variety 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: Previously you’ve gotten labored with the 500px group on Licensing briefs and have received a few of our contests and Quests. We really feel that you’re notably expert at capturing a theme by visible storytelling in a real and relatable method. Beneath are examples of pictures from the identical shoot for instance our level.

A: In reality, because of the 500px group, the contests on the platform, and the briefs created for Licensing contributors, I realized to shoot life-style particulars. Earlier than that, I primarily shot out of doors portraits. Thanks for the concepts for the event of my inventive observe.

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 will pre-plan and direct their shoots to seize a story by their lens?

A: An important factor is the will to create!

When there’s a process, concepts come from the visuals of viewers, fascinating individuals, and social networks equivalent to Pinterest and Instagram. It additionally is determined by the temper. I feel everybody understands what I imply when nothing goes proper.

I feel it’s far more fascinating to take a look at the number of plans within the picture. It’s not essential to have many various lenses—with a 35mm or 50mm, you’ve gotten a vast variety of concepts. Small particulars make a sequence of pictures extra stunning.

Simple living , cozy home lifestyle by Olha Dobosh on

Presently, I’m taking photos of my household, mates, and colleagues. I’m lucky that I’ve many people who find themselves glad to let me {photograph} them to undergo 500px Licensing.

At the start of the yr, I attempted to make a listing of picture classes that I want to do. Final yr I managed to finish nearly every little thing on the checklist. I hope this yr I’m as profitable.

In my work I {photograph} particulars that convey the environment of the image. I additionally shoot portraits and experiences in silent mode—this helps the mannequin to calm down and mirror actions and poses extra naturally.

Q: One other stand out high quality in your portfolio is the way you combine know-how. Tech is usually arduous to seize in optimistic and inventive methods. Your strategy humanizes know-how and exhibits how the person and the gadget work collectively. Are you able to give any tricks to Licensing Contributors for his or her tech-inspired shoots?

A: It looks like a tough process till you attempt.

The principle factor is to search out the precise lighting within the location the place you’re capturing, then herald some further gear. I shoot primarily in locations the place there’s a good environment and pleasant individuals, so the fashions I {photograph} will really feel snug 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 similar 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 capturing 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 a lot of manufacturers/logos round which may be arduous to edit out. This occurs in cafes and outlets. I attempt to decide on institutions with massive 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 adjustments we see in current day business promoting?

A: I feel it’s fantastic, 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 peculiar on a regular basis life.

I’m extraordinarily glad that we’re lastly seeing much less retouching and photoshop in business promoting that signify 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 group has come to like Pepa after seeing him in varied 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 after 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 initiatives you’ve gotten on the go or within the close to future which you can share with us?

A: I lately purchased a brand new 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss planar lens and have already managed to publish a few new pictures with my buddy Laya from a clothes retailer.

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

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