Jesse Rinka

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Jesse Rinka and I am a Portrait and Event photographer based out of Westchester, New York.

How did you get into photography?

My wife gave me a Nikon D60 for Christmas in 2009. I fell in love with the art and haven’t looked back.

What cameras do you shoot with?

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

Which of the most unnecessary trend in the field of photography?

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 must take really good pictures.” Bottom line: The photographer matters and here is some proof: (
2. Selective Coloring - It’s just not my taste.

You shoot children and babies. Are these complicated than adults?

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.

What's your secret recipe for memorable photos?

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.

What is the biggest mistake which a photographer can do?

I’ll list two. Going into a job unprepared & not being religious about backing up your images.

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Jesse Rinka

Jesse Rinka is a Photographer from the USA.