ViewBug community member Hanny-Honeymoon started with a blog and tried his best to shoot some selfies. Drawing has been his hobby for about 10 years, but at this point he's been shooting for over 4 years and having so much fun that he started to save some money for better equipment.

Flowertree by Hanny-Honeymoon

Tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style?
I’m more introverted and live in my own world. I’m always daydreaming and lost in new ideas and stories. That’s why my photography style is more on the fantasy side. I would describe it as "fantasy fashion". I work with designers who create big and creative outfits, which fits my style perfectly!

red mask by Hanny-Honeymoon

When did you start taking photos and what inspired you to get started?
I started with a blog and tried my best to create some selfies. My main hobby was drawing for about 10 years, but at this point I’m having so much fun that I started to save some money for better equipment. I’ve been a photographer over 4 years now.

golden gate by Hanny-Honeymoon

What has been your favorite shoot and why?
I guess the photo shoots in big locations like castles are my favorite! I can't believe how beautiful the wall paintings are and that I have the opportunity to photograph in such amazing places.

flowerhome by Hanny-Honeymoon

Do you remember a difficult photo shoot session? What happened?
Yes, a few actually! It's always difficult when it comes to timing. One time, shortly after we started shooting, it started to rain a lot. Luckily we had already two amazing photos in the camera!
Another time, we rented a location but it turned out that the time slot we booked was no longer available as we planned, so we had to rush the photo shoot.

Venice by Hanny-Honeymoon

Do you have a favorite location and time of the day to shoot?
I love to shoot outdoors with flowers right before the sunset.

Alien by Hanny-Honeymoon

waves by Hanny-Honeymoon

white flower by Hanny-Honeymoon

b. Time of the day and lighting details
It was after 6 pm summer time, the sun was gone behind thick clouds, and the weather was pretty stormy. I used a small external flash and a 70' softbox.

c. Equipment used
I used my Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 135 2.0mm.

d. Inspiration behind this photo
My friend Jumeria who is also the model in this photo finished the outfit she is wearing in the photo a few day’s before the photo shoot. I had the pleasure to shot this amazing outfit with the cool white bushes in the background which I saw when I was driving to my friend’s house. It was pretty spontaneous and these type of photo shoots often come out pretty cool, especially when you work more freely.

e. Post-processing information
F7 and 1/160 a second.

Please share some thoughts on your ViewBug experience as a photographer!
I really like the concept of ViewBug and hope to enter my photos to more photo contests in the near future!

almond tree by Hanny-Honeymoon