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January 11, 2013

10:02 AM

Mike Spear
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Contributor Profile January 2013

Contributor Profile January 2013

Alexander Shalamov shoots what he loves and keeps things simple. "I don't think about buyers that much. Most of my images are about travel photography, lifestyle, and families on vacation. As long as there's a need for those images, I'm useful to those clients," he explains.

It's hard not to appreciate that kind of honesty, but it didn't always come easy to Alexander. Without professional training, he's been his own toughest critic, a quality he credits for his constant improvement. "I try to raise the bar every time I take a photo, and I measure the quality objectively against the best images I can find in the microstock world.

His diligence has paid off. With a preference for shooting nature and people, he best describes his technique as being most like a "ninja" resulting in "100% real life authenticity".

Alexander has been contributing to the professional photography world since 2007. It's safe to say, he's no novice anymore, so we asked if he'd provide a little advice for others who find themselves where he started, and he was happy to oblige:

"Evaluate your work objectively and ask for feedback from other photographers," he simply states.  So there you have it. 

See more of Alexander Shalamov's work on Veer.


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