Meet Nina Masic, professional fashion photographer and ViewBug PRO member with over 13,000 awards. We had the chance to learn more about Nina, her style and her work. Check it out and be sure to follow Nina so you do not miss her next awesome upload!

"I was born in born in Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina. I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, and although my major was graphic design I quickly realized that photography was my true passion. Now I'm actively pursuing fashion photography and high end retouching." - Nina

What inspired you to be a photographer, how did you become such a skilled photographer?

I always loved art in every form, I knew I wanted to create art. Photography was the best tool to satisfy the need to express myself.

What was your first camera and why do you choose the Canon EOS 6D today?

My first camera was the Nikon D90, later I bought a Canon 5D Mark II and then the camera I'm currently using - Canon 6D. I choose the Canon 6D because it is a full frame camera but much lighter and smaller than other full frame cameras. I got it 4 years ago, I was still unsure about my photography style. I enjoy taking photos of people, but I wasn't sure in which direction, was it artistic portraits, fashion, beauty or something else? Now I have much clearer picture of what I want to do with my work, and knowing this I'm going to update my camera with the Canon 5Ds very soon.

Who is your favorite photographer and why?

That is a really tough question and I never know how to answer. I have a big list of photographers I admire and I can't name just one.

What is your dream location or dream subject to shoot?

I also have many dream locations, but I would rather have a dream model than a dream location. I'm a fashion and beauty photographer, so if I have a location without a good model, it wouldn't make me happy :)

Can you walk us through how you accomplish your portraits (lighting, lenses, post-editing), any cheat notes for your followers?

I started by taking photos of my friends, and since I was unfamiliar with studio lighting at the time, I had to get the most of natural light. I was shooting almost every day, trying to find the time of the day with the ideal light for my portraits, that's the only way you can figure it out... go out, take pictures and review it. The same goes for studio lighting, but with the advantage of having full control over the light. You can experiment with light and do whatever you want until you get what you want. You can create a recognizable and unique style by using your lighting in your own specific way.

Regarding the lenses, I use a 35mm, 50mm and 85mm for fashion photography, and 135mm for beauty work.
You must be really careful with post-production, it can make your work pop out or it can totally destroy it. If you are not a skilled retoucher, then I suggest you find one to make your work look professional.

The most essential part for my work is the model. Even if I have everything set up perfectly (equipment, lighting, clothes, makeup and hair) but I don't have the right model, the photos are not going to look good. For me, the model is the most important part for fashion and beauty photography, everything else goes after that.

Any tips for aspiring photographers?

Never stop learning!