Working as a press photographer I have learned a lot about photography, about light and about myself. As opposed to working in a studio, in press - especially locally - you have to work with the location that's available to you, have creative ideas almost instantly and know how to work under pressure. My job brings me so much pleasure and gives me opportunities I would never have had otherwise.
In the past few years I have shaken the hand of a person who has walked on the moon, I have gotten up in the middle of the night to help prepare blood sausages, got to meet famous personalities, have discussions with interesting people hardly anyone knew and listen to inspiring humans talk about their visions and ideas. My job brought me to meet a real prince in his castle, it gifted me with an hour of stand-up-paddle-yoga in the middle of a lake (with my camera, of course) and had me ride rollercoasters in Europe's coolest amusement park. But I also stood in the cold photographing policemen working a crime scene, had to wait for hours during lenghty political discussions and laid on asphalted roads to take an interesting photo of an otherwise boring house.
Thanks to my job as a press photographer I have learned that this is what I want to do full-time. I learned that I love taking portraits and telling stories through my images. Being a photographer is my dream job and I'm very happy I get to do what I love every single day.
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