I believe that every human being is unique, so uniqueness is nothing special. I'm an entrepreneur, father, husband, owner of a historic cottage, web designer, photographer and open-minded world citizen. I don't know if that makes me special or unique but that's what I am, and I'm feeling good at it.
Michael, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I'm passionate about beautiful things and technical stuff. That's why web design and photography works so brilliant together for me and why I married my wife ;-)
Who is your inspiration in life Michael? How do you keep inspired?
I find inspiration all around me and in the work of other great creators such as web designers, graphic designers and photographers. My six years old daughter is also very inspiring to me.
We all make mistakes Michael; 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.
Honestly, none that I'm aware of
Michael, 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?
Currently, it's first in / first serve. Since my client base is not that large, this is not yet an issue I have to deal with, but that might change over time. As a web designer who works with much technical stuff, you get used to organising tools, and you know how to use them. That also helps in photography.
Please tell us, Michael, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Haven't had this issue yet.
Michael, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Very simple. In almost any project I need to explain to customers how things work on the internet and they trust my expertise. I was in the same situation once as a photographer when a client told me to take a picture, and I told him: "let's make it the other way. Let tries it. Trust me; there is nothing to lose." He trusted me, and the result was stunning.
Michael, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
A business shooting for a well-known company in Germany. It was my first real business shooting, and I got much awesome feedback from the client. As a novice in that area, I was proud of that.
Michael, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I still do a lot of free work to test and learn things. That is always a very creative and exiting process. Sometimes I wake up late at night and have an idea in mind for a shooting. And if it's a still-life or product shooting (where I don't need a model) I sometimes get up and go to my small studio (which is inside of our house) and start shooting. The exciting part is that you can let your creativity flow. The difficult part is to get enough sleep.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
IÂ´m not yet a person to give advice, but it's always good to love what you do and to believe in yourself. Sounds simple, but to me, that's what all is about.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm always in the mood for good shooting. If someone likes my style and is an interesting person or has an awesome product to shoot. Let's shoot.
Photographer: Michael Oeser @derprinz.photographyhttps://photography.der-prinz.com