Artist Insight with Renato Prkic
We sat down with Renato Prkic (@8thdamon) to ask him some question about his background with photography, what gear he uses, favorite shoot locations and much more.
Which camera do you use?
I'm saving up for a dslr but I'm using a galaxy s6 for now.
Do you prefer to use a tripod, or freehand?
What are some of your favorite locations to shoot?
My favorite location is nature,no matter where...I can execute most of what my imagination comes up with when I'm spending my time in nature
What time of day do your prefer to shoot, night or day?
Can I choose sunset? :)
What brought you into photography?
Instagram is the main reason I was brought into photography...I kept seeing a lot of amazing photos all over the place and I thought one day: "I wonder how hard it is to achieve something like this?" And that's how it all started.
How long do you spend editing a photo?
It depends,some take 15 minutes while some take 4 hours
Which program(s) do you use for editing?
Photoshop cs6 for manipulation and Lightroom for color correction
Do you have any advice for someone getting into photography?
Take photos every day, no matter what gear you use..and most importantly- Never give up, be consistent and feedback will come with time.
What type of images do you think your presets are best suited for?
Urban and landscape photography.
Do you have any tips or tricks for users of your presets?
It may vary from person to person, but I take down the contrast for a bit with all the presets I use...gives it a "misty" look which I really enjoy.
Your best tip for post-processing an image
What inspired you to get involved in the AOV community?
AOV is the biggest photography community on instagram. looking at the amazing photos in their gallery, the amount of fans, the feedback, the enthusiasm of it's owners to make the whole community even better and bigger...Who wouldn't be inspired haha
A little bit about yourself
My name is Renato Prkic, I'm 21 years old, and I'm based in a small country in southern Europe,Croatia...I'm a college student, and a self taught graphic designer. For now,I'm mostly concentrated on photo manipulation, but I'm looking forward to diving in deeper into photography once I get my hands on a DSLR.
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