Here is something we can learn from martinkrystynek about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo. martinkrystynek is Qualified European Photographer (QEP) member of FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers) president of Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic. Award winning photographer born in Poprad, Slovakia. Martin Krystynek is a qualified european photographer (QEP), president of national photographic association APFSR.

He started to work as a professional in 2010. In that year he operated in South America, especially in Paraguay, where he gained the necessary experience. He worked for many important people from the field of politics, modeling or show business.

After years working in photography his name became his brand and he obtained professional success and experience. In the last 18 months he obtained more then 270 international awards and honorable mentions. His work appeared on the front pages of the magazines and newspapers in Paraguay, Argentina or New York.

His photos was published in many international photographic books around the world.

Where did you take this photo?

This photo is taken at my own studio in Poprad, Slovakia.

Anything worth sharing about lighting?

Sho was made by only one light from front up with big octabox and set to minimum to reach depth of field.

What equipment did you use?

For portraits and close ups Im always using my medium format camera Pentax 645Z with 55 mm F/2,8.

What inspired you to take this photo?

Im always fascinating by beauty of human beings, by beauty of people.

Did you do any post-processing? If yes, tell us about it!

Photo is unprocessed, only converted to black and white and push a little contrast.

What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

Im trying to minimalise my setups and equiptment, so I only use my medium format camera Pentax 645Z with 55 mm F/2,8 and full frame camera Pentax K1 with 24-70 mm F/2,8 lens.

Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Try to ask model to look through your lens as long as possible and you will be surprised by the results.