Maria D'Souza

I love nature and wildlife. Anything and everything outdoors! Lover of water and underwater photography as well as general photography!

Maria D'Souza

Name: Maria D'Souza

Location: United Kingdom

Website: http://mariadsouzaphotography.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariadsouzafashionphotographer/

Profession: Photographer

Email Address: contact@mariadsouzaphotography.com

About: I am a creative photographer based in London, UK but happy to travel. Having always been passionate about photography and creativity from a young age, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.

I specialise in portrait and event photography. I love capturing people and those beautiful moments that would have been lost and forgotten otherwise. I especially love shooting with natural light in outdoor places, surrounded by dramatic landscapes.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?
I love nature and wildlife. Anything and everything outdoors! Lover of water and underwater photography as well as general photography!

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: Mario Testino and Russell James are my two favourite Fashion Photographers till date! And oh Tim Walker! I keep myself inspired by surrounding myself with great beauty.

What is your aspiration in life?
To be me and be original as I can be. Be inspired by the best and stay connected with nature no matter where I am.

What is the most challenging part of your profession?
Marketing is one of the toughest aspects of my industry. Being known and keeping my name out there!

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

Sometimes hinting something doesn't necessarily mean the other person will pick up on it. So, at times, it's best to be direct and pass on whatever necessary feedback as needed to produce better work as a team!

When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?

I believe all customers are equally as important as the next! So keeping that in mind when dealing with my customers and treating them the same enables me to provide them with the best possible service I can offer.

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.

I am always very strategic about everything. It's impossible not to be strategic if you want to meet your top priorities!

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

There was a time when I had a great idea for a shoot I wanted to work on. My collaborator was unsure about the idea. A bit of convincing made them see otherwise. But in the end, they fell in love with the work we produced!

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.

Getting my Degree and being able to pursue my career as an artist and create and capture beautiful moments

How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?
190

Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?

Yes. They then become glow-in-the-light objects.

If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?

Aren't parents always right?

If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?

You don't want to fight on a hill if you are a wheel

Photo Credits: Maria D'Souza Photography
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