I started my serious adventure with reflex camera not long ago – in 2015. And even though I played with photography already in childhood – first with old fashioned Smena and then with digital compact cameras – from the technical point of view it could hardly be called a valuable experience. I started working with my first reflex camera by making a commitment that I will never take a photo with automatic settings, and have stuck with this principle ever since.
So I am a self-taught person. Is that good? I keep learning all the time, draw conclusions, look for new techniques and inspirations. I deliberately break the rules of composition when I think it is appropriate to do so. If I find the time then may be I will get some professional training. Until then, the benchmark for my skills will have to be my portfolio and not my education.
Royal Photographic Society
I am a member of the world oldest photographic society, the British Royal Photographic Society, where I was awarded the distinction of the Licentiate of the RPS. This year I will try to get a higher distinction – the Associate of the RPS.
As a member of the gurushots.com, community. I received a number of awards in the contests organized by the service, thanks to which my photos were shown at exhibitions in Milan, Thessaloniki, Lisbon, Strasbourg or Copenhagen. My photo of the Perseids night in Babie Doły was a part of “The Best of Gdynia’s Facebook exhibition”.
Every day life
Photography is only my passion and as much as my passion. In my everyday professional life I have the pleasure to manage the coolest team of the JAMEL, interactive agency, of which I am a co-owner.
A man in the water, photo by Kacper Kopko (@jouki)