Simone Sabrina Garcia
"I am a positive minded highly sensitive person which helps me connect more deeply with my models, to understand them, communicate with them and take the pictures we both love."
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I am Simone Sabrina Garcia, a new people and fashion photographer known as Eleblue Photography. I started two years ago with photography and just created my new facebook page and Instagram account. In my photos, I want to capture the true beauty of people in their favourite outfits at their favourite places. I also like to stay in front of the camera as a model. It helps me to understand my models, how they feel when I am working with them, so I know how to communicate to take the pictures that make them smile whenever they look at them. When I am not behind or in front of the camera you find me at work in a forwarding agency, training in the gym, enjoying some delicious food or travelling the world.
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I am a positive minded highly sensitive person which helps me connect more deeply with my models, to understand them, communicate with them and take the pictures we both love.
Simone Sabrina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion nr 1 is Photography. It makes me happy to work with so many beautiful and unique people. My passion nr two is travelling. I just love the feeling of freedom and possibilities that fills every cell of my body whenever I carry my backpack or suitcase to a bus stop, train station or an airport knowing a full day/week/months of new people, places, tastes and smells are awaiting me. I try to capture the freedom I feel when I travel in the pictures of my models. I really started with photography two years ago when I was able to afford my own camera, the Canon D6 I still work with. It's my dream to travel all over the world and take amazing pictures of beautiful people during my journey.
Who is your inspiration in life Simone Sabrina? How do you keep inspired?
My husband inspires me every day. He taught me to keep trying regardless of how good or bad you are at something and keep practising it for so long and try again and again until you are good at it. He taught me that it doesn't matter where you start but where you want to be and that you take a step towards your dream every day now matter how small or big this step might be. For my photography I find inspiration in basically everything but what has always inspired me the most is discovering new places. Wherever I am a try to imagine a model there. In which clothes I would photograph it and how we can combine the location and model in the most harmonic way.
We all make mistakes Simone Sabrina; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I lived in Vienna, Austria for one year and was best friends there with a very talented photographer. We would always assist each other, but during the photoshoots, we would also talk to the models about our own photography and basically tried to get them in front of our own camera as well. We made it to a competition and almost lost our friendship over it. I learned that friendships are more important than business because friends are the ones that push you up when criticizing yourself too much or are frustrated because you feel like you are stuck. Friends remind you that the smallest steps lead to a big step as well.
Simone Sabrina , 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I haven't been in this situation yet that I had more clients than I can handle but I always try to be open and honest with my clients. We are all only humans, and my clients appreciate it when I need 1 or 2 days longer to deliver their pictures because life gets in the way.
Please tell us, Simone Sabrina, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I have to be very strategic about it every day. I do my photography and modelling besides my full-time traineeship in a forwarding agency, working on it to work full-time as a photographer once I finished my traineeship because photography is what fills me with pure joy and passion.
Simone Sabrina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
When I work with clients that never had a professional photoshoot before they usually feel quite uncomfortable at first and don't know how to pose and how to look. With my sensitivity, it's easy for me to connect to them and help them relax and to show them how to pose and look. I always show them the pictures I took to show them the difference of an unsecured smile and a self conscious smile. I love to see how they relax and how at ease and happy they are at the end of the photo shooting.
Simone Sabrina, 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?
My proudest moment was when I got to shoot the beautiful Amanda Essen a Swedish model that lives in Finland during a fashion photography workshop in Istanbul, Turkey 2 years ago at the beginning of my photography journey. She is such an amazing, talented and lovely young woman and I still love the pictures so very much. I just love photographing beautiful souls in beautiful outfits.
Simone Sabrina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Because I just started with my business, I am mainly creative in my work in my free projects. What can be tough is to find models that want to work with you also that you don't have hundreds of pictures and likes on your page yet. Sometimes I get a response like "you only have a few pictures yet so I can't really tell yet if I like your photography style and if I want to work with you" but the ones that can see my photography style in the few pictures I have shared so far on my new pages are the ones that mean the most and the ones I get the best results out of a photoshoot.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Never let yourself down. It doesn't matter how long it takes you or how small your steps are. Make today count and take one step at a time and you'll see that all your baby steps lead to a big step.
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 would love to collaborate with fashion or makeup brands to take the pictures of their outfits and products and show them on my page in a way they would love to use the pictures for their business as well. I am also looking forward to work with fashion and lifestyle bloggers to take pictures of them for their blog and to meet many new beautiful souls and take pictures about them.
Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised. (Name and Instagram @Username)
photographer: Simone Sabrina Garcia @eleblue_photography
model: Amanda Essen @svagtillstark