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I started my career as a makeup artist and then became a photographer. That's why I specialise in beauty photography.
Mark, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a photographer on filming sets. I worked for a company making music videos, and we always missed someone to take BTS pictures. I was usually the first one finished, so they gave me a camera and asked me to take some shots. I kept the camera for the next filming, and in the meanwhile, I was taking pictures of my makeup on my friends. Fell in love with it. My passion is beautiful photography.
Who is your inspiration in life Mark? How do you keep inspired?
Many other photographers and artists.
We all make mistakes Mark; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I made one big mistake at the beginning of my career. I had an interview to shoot for one magazine but being a freelancer; you are not very useful to interviews, so I came unprepared for the type of questions they had. I walked out banging my head and of course never got the job :D
Mark, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always try to keep my promise, but when it comes to very busy time, I try never to promise things I can't reach, and I always explain the situation beforehand so the clients know what to expect.
Please tell us, Mark, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Mark, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
It's not always easy, but there are clients which will give you a free hand so explaining to them why this particular thing will work is very easy, but you have the other clients where its impossible. If I know, I have the second type of client I'm always trying to find satisfaction on both sides.
Mark, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I was invited to shoot know a celebrity and well-known bloggers.
Mark, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
This time always comes when I shoot my editorials. It's very challenging because its all your idea and you have to pass that idea on the whole team. The most exciting time is when you see the outcome.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Never stop. be patience.. get inspired by others.. create your shoots
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I always look for creatives to work with. I have editorials shoots on all the time so if anyone would like to participate get in touch with me.
Photographer: Mark Kop @Markkop_12