My name is Jesse Rinka and I am a Portrait and Event photographer based out of Westchester, New York.
My wife gave me a Nikon D60 for Christmas in 2009. I fell in love with the art and haven’t looked back.
I currently shoot with the Nikon D3S and Nikon D600.
Glass includes Nikon: 24-70, 70-200, 50 1.4, 60 2.8, 85 1.4 & Sigma: 35 1.4 Art
Not sure I am understanding the question correctly so I’ll answer this two ways:
1. Gear is not everything…it couldn’t be any more untrue when someone says “wow, you have a nice camera...it must take really good pictures.” Bottom line: The photographer matters and here is some proof: (http://fstoppers.com/does-gear-really-matter-30-mind-blowing-images-taken-with-entry-level-gear)
2. Selective Coloring - It’s just not my taste.
It’s important to never expect too much from a child. I suggest putting young children in an environment where they can just be themselves and have fun versus trying to get them to stay still and pose for a picture which they probably don’t want to take. It tends to be the images that capture those natural expressions and moments that the parents end up liking the most anyways. But yes, a bit more complicated than working with [most] adults.
Capturing natural moments and expressions. Sure, posing is very important but the key is often about placing people in a position which allows them to interact as if you weren’t even there. That is usually when the best moments happen. I learned this from the late Marvell Smith.
I’ll list two. Going into a job unprepared & not being religious about backing up your images.
This interview was originally published on BehindTheCamera.co.