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Artists of APN: pazirez

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 10, 2018, 6:00 AM
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Hello and welcome to an interview series that will introduce you to the artists of Animals, Plants and Nature Photography - with a touch of Macro-Nature - here, at AnimalsPlantsNature! We are excited to be bringing you an interview with a starting photographer, to get a closer look at his photography and the thoughts behind the amazing photos he shares with the DeviantArt community: pazirez

Enjoy the interview!

Poppy reloaded by pazirez

Before we get started, please take a moment to introduce yourself and talk a bit about how you got introduced to the world of photography.

Hello everyone. My name is Laszlo Tordai and I'm from Hungary. I'm 37 years old.
I have started this "hobby" a bit later in my life; about a half a year ago, I bought my first camera, and started to make photos in a "serious" way.

Before that, in the early years, I made photos with my smartphone - which was fun, and I really liked it.. But I thought, it's time to taste different kinds of aspects of photography, so here I am, trying to do my best :-)

Lights from the Forest III. by pazirezColors of the Field III. by pazirez

You haven't been photographing for long; what made you decide to pick up a camera and challenge yourself?

As I said, making photos with a smartphone is a good thing. Year after year, this kind of technology has improved a lot, but the potential is sadly limited.

Long story short, i wanted to make big circles, bokehs in the background :-)
What an 50mm lens can do is sometimes a bit of a miracle...
Beyond that, long exposure photography (day or night, it doesn't matter) is my second favorite thing, which also needs a proper camera.

Spring time with little sensor.. . by pazirezSpring time with little sensor.. . by pazirez

Where and how do you find your photography subjects?

It's a bit hard to describe. Like a lots of people say: Subject/ theme is everywhere, you just need to look aound to find it:-)
But in my opinion, nature gives the best subjects.
I'm a bit limited sometimes, because of work and everyday stuff.
Sadly I don't have enough time to seek out new places, to travel. So basically, I go into my neighborhood, to nearby places with open eyes.

View of Lendva by pazirezJust one of many.. by pazirez

Do you go out with a set idea idea in mind of the photo you'd like to take, or do you all let it depend in pure coincidence and what strikes your fancy in the moment?

Both :-)
Luckily I have different ideas most of the time, what kind of photo I would like to take.. But coincidence is a good friend.
As I think of most of my photos, the ones I like the best were created by experimenting.
I had an idea, so I went outside and tried to achieve it;  meanwhile I might see a different thing, and started a new project.

Colors of the field I. by pazirezPurple dream by pazirez

Do you find yourself to have a favorite photography subject already and if so, what is it?

Yes, absolutely!
The colors, the lights, every tiny detail in the forest.
I grew up and still live in between the four walls of the 4th floor - maybe that's the reason :-)

Lights from the Forest II. by pazirez

Your gallery is filled with stunning, creative and unexpected photos, like the one above. Could you talk us through the process in taking this photo?

First of all, thank you :-)
This time I was trying out a new lens, see how it works. It's an old Russian projection lens which was build inside an old Pentacon helicoid.

The sun was going down, it was a bit late. I was thinking of going home, because all of the mosquitos in the forest seemed to want to to eat me... So decided to go outside, back to the car and it literally was an accident to see this little butterfly who was sunbathing in the sunset. Rest of the things is boring :-)

Starry night by pazirez

Astrophotography isn't easy, but the photo above turned out amazing. Could you tell us a little about the story behind this photo?

Yeah, not an easy part, i'm still practising the settings, possibilities, etc.
This was again a test, a try-out.. Everything is new for me, just like the fisheye lens :-)
I believe that everything depends on how dark the place is, how far away the city lights are. I thought near the forest will be a good spot, but as you see in the right side.. light polution appears.
Somebody says it's too colorful, it's over saturated .. i think, there is no such thing as "too much" :-)

Summer Silence by pazirez

What is the photo in your gallery you are the most proud of and could you tell us why?

All of them? None of them? :-)
Really hard to pick one.. When i've uploaded it, I think it's good, it's nice... Some months later, I'm thinking: 'Have I done this before?' It depends on my mood.. I don't really have a favorite, of which I am the most proud. Maybe the "Summer Silence" black and white version; I feel at peace when I look at it, and I think the quality is good enough.

Autumn in Spring by pazirezSwirl darkness by pazirez

Photographing in nature isn't without challenges; what has been the biggest challenge you've faced so far?

So far I haven't got any big chellanges :-)
Sometimes the weather "kills" me, I hate when it's windy.
Ohh another thing - when you are outside in the middle of nowhere at night, tiny noises can drive me crazy :-D I'm not afraid of animals, or the Monster of Loch Ness, but it could be creepy :-)

Glitch by pazirezShepherd's bag by pazirez

Is there a certain subject or photography style you dream of photographing?

Not really; I would like to try everything that I can - portrait, landscape, even better: macro.
It wasn't the question, but something similar - post processing can change everything, the final image. So in this way, it's a style. I would be happy if later anyone can recognize a photo as something that I've made which is about the colors or style.

I fall in love with the sky.. . by pazirezSummer Silence by Night by pazirez

Could you talk us through your standard pack when you go out to photograph in nature?

Usually I don't go far away, so I don't need any specific tool, or equpiment, when I'm taking pictures.
Just the camera, one or two lenses, a little water for drink, and that's it.
At night, it's a good thing if you have a headlight :-)

Cold Sunset by pazirezSnowy road by pazirez

In closing, do you have any tips for aspiring photographers?

Just the same things which were advised to me: Learn, practice, try everything you can imagine.
Don't want to be "just" famous, I think photography is not that thing. Getting a million likes doesn't makes you happy. You need to like what you are doing.
As my favorite band says: "Starve the ego, feed the soul" :-)

Now for a feature of pazirez's work!

pine texture by pazirezLittle one under the leafs by pazirez
by the road by pazirez
Mother or father by pazirezBrothers.. by pazirez
Orange sunrise by pazirez
Red sunset by pazirezWild wheat spike and the Wind.. . by pazirez
dark twisted by pazirez
longexpo test v1.o by pazirezNoisy Night by pazirez

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I had the pleasure to talk to up and comng photographer pazirez about their photography.
Curious about what they had to say?
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LawrenceCornellPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's great that you have picked up a camera and are having fun with it :D (I almost said at your age :lol: )
You are developing very quickly and like you say...........practice, play, learn and have fun. :)
I enjoyed meeting you and your work. Thank you :iconmouselemur: and hello :iconpazirez:
pazirez Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Yeah, i'm really enjoying making photos :) sometimes the post processing like pain in my ss :D but, it's a great thing to creat something new :)

I need a lots of work, and learn to do.. but this is how rock&roll working :)
Thanks a lot for the comment :) Cheers
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Vlodz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
Checked those smartphone photos - wow they are good, so many people can't do it even with "serious" camera. Interview is lame a bit Wink/Razz  but thanks for introducing the artist :) (Smile) 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really not just the equipment, but also very much the photographer who can make a photo look interesting with the right eye :)
Haha, that's okay, glad you "met" someone new :)
pazirez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Yeah, a bit lame.. English is not my native language :P
Thanks anyway :)
Vlodz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Well, 'lame' is too harsh word (English isn't my native language either :P (Lick)). What i mean is that questions (and therefore answers) are a bit predictable. It would have been nice if you managed to take artist off balance to make him speak passionately, maybe even make him froth a little :D (Big Grin) 
pazirez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
it's okay, not a problem :)
i'm really happy for this possibility anyway, i mean this interview, in this way.. it's a good start for me :)
Vlodz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
well, it's the interviewer's job to make interview interesting so it's not your fault (if there's any at all). You definitely deserve recognition, good luck and thank you for sharing your works!
pazirez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
It's my pleasure :) Thank you (y)
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