Photographer of the Month - July 2012

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Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby Ms sophos9 » 29 Jul 2012, 16:58

This month we feature a Slovenian photographer, who is best known for her self portraits in abandoned places and stripy socks. So, let's check out the work of bumble~bee, also known as Maša Kores.....


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My Kit

At the beginning I had Sony camera (cyber shot)..really small, pocket camera..I still can not believe I was actually taking serious photos with it! Then it was soon not enough, so I got a Canon D400.. good camera..but I was growing and growing (in photography) and I needed more.

So, Now I have Nikon D5100, 10-20mm and, 18-105mm lenses. My favorite is 10-20mm, because I can get a looooot into my photo. Tripod I use is SLIK PRO 330DX.



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My Technique and Inspiration:


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Inspiration? Hm, I don't know... I just know what I like, and when I come somewhere, I know what I'll take photos of and what not. I really do not have special inspiration. I have some idea in my head when I see the place, and thats it.. and then I do everything to realise it.. Sometimes I also bring my own props with me (black angel wings, skull...)


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Technique..? Hm.. First I crop the image, so I like how everything is positioned in the photo. Then I start with levels, and make the colours nice, then maybe I use burn tool, make some shadows or some areas dark. I use a little hdr effect with HDR effect PRO, sometimes (rarely) I also use some brushes I download on devianart.com.
For some effects I also use lightroom, but I am not big expert there, so I dont use it very often ..



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So, a little bit about me.

Ok, so..

Hi, my name is Maša Kores, I live in Slovenia (no, not Slovakia, but Slovenia :D ). I really don't remember exactly how I started to be interested in urbex, but yes.. I am glad I started. I've seen a lot of amazing places, I've met a lot of people, and with some of them become good friends.


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I've always liked to explore, since I was a kid actually. Not really abandoned places, but...places where I wasn't allowed to go, or places I didnt know. My favourite abandoned place is hospital..why? I always wanted to be a surgeon, and I really like the smell of hospitals (yes, now you can call me weirdo!)



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Three things that you didn't know about me..?

Hmmm..

My favourite flavour of ice cream is CoCoNuT (if there is no coconut flavour, probably I won't have any).

My favourite band? Editors

and what else.. hmmm..

When I was a kid, I really wanted a skateboard and my mum said, that if I learnt to swim that year, I would get it. Some time after, I jumped into water and of course started to drown. I didn't get a skateboard in the end... not even for bravery!


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A big thank you to Maša for taking the time to share this with us, if you're on facbook, go give Maša's page a 'like' and if you'd like to keep upto date with her work, then head over and check out her website.
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby Muddy Funkster » 29 Jul 2012, 17:02

Another photographer whose images lead the way instead of following in the footsteps of others. Great work.
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby Digital~Nomad » 29 Jul 2012, 18:09

Thoroughly enjoyed this months interview...some great images there. ;)
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby medwayboy » 29 Jul 2012, 22:58

Masa just rocks and look forward to seeing her new work... So inspirational and a great imagination

Keep it up :D :D :D
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby sophos9 » 29 Jul 2012, 23:56

Really cool work from Masa, great POTM! Well done you guys for sorting this out. Great images!
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby bumble~bee » 05 Aug 2012, 12:53

thank you. To all of you guys :)
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby tch0rt » 05 Aug 2012, 17:34

Brilliant interview and shots, Love the reaper walking up the stairs
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby Gatesy » 05 Aug 2012, 17:55

Great interview and wonderful photos. I'd put the reaper one on my wall its phenominal!
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby HelloCaro » 05 Aug 2012, 18:26

Wow!! These photos are awesome!
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Re: Photographer of the Month - July 2012

Postby Sounddesign » 05 Aug 2012, 19:04

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