Viktoria Farkas is a Hungarian nature photographer and travel lover. In her words “I’ve always liked photography so I’ve always chosen my phones based on the quality of their camera. I’d worked in an office environment all my life, but when I held my first professional camera in my hands two years ago, I felt that it was more than a passing passion.”
Thanks, Viktoria for accepting our invitation. Please read on…
Few words about you?
My name is Viktoria Farkas. I was born in Siófok, Hungary, a beautiful town near lake Balaton. I’ve always liked photography so I’ve always chosen my phones based on the quality of their camera. I’d worked in an office environment all my life, but when I held my first professional camera in my hands two years ago, I felt that it was more than a passing passion. Now I’m doing photography as a hobby and sometimes get a request for a portrait or family photoshoot. One of my favorite portrait styles is the Low Key portrait.
I like the product and studio photography too, I always try to do something different. When I got my first macro lens and the 200-600 mm lens I was very excited to explore a new area of photography. This was the moment when I started photographing animals and insects.
How did you develop your interest in photography?
I’ve always liked taking photos. I travelled a lot for my first job and I grabbed every opportunity to capture images.
Then I came across an application for a photography competition on social media and found it interesting to see how many different topics you can enter in a contest with. From then on everything and everyone became the subject of my photography. I learned a lot about portrait and street photography from one of my Hungarian photographer friends. After an intensive five days of study, I knew I wanted to do this but it would be a very long journey. But this is my dream job now. I’ve made many photographer friends, thanks to whom I continued to improve. We’ve taken a lot of photos together.
How did you get interested in nature photography?
I saw these amazing nature photos on different platforms, so I said to myself that one day I was going to be a nature photographer. At the moment I don’t have too much opportunity to travel a lot and discover the beauties of nature, but I know one day in the not so distant future this dream of mine will come true. I’m currently trying to capture the natural beauty of nearby places.
What catches your eyes to produce such wonderful photographs?
Everything. Since I’ve been taking photos, I look at everything around me completely differently.
Could you please share your post-processing techniques?
I’m using Lightroom and Photoshop. I have some favorite presets, but I love playing with my pictures and like to see my pictures in several different styles. I always try to highlight the subject well.
Your favorite photographers?
Bence Mate, Hungarian wildlife photographer. He is the only person who has been awarded The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
What is one thing you have learned through photography that you want to share with our readers?
There is something beautiful in everything that needs to be captured. As the perfect imperfection. I think no two photographers are alike. Everyone is limited by their own imagination. It’s an art.
What is the best compliment you received so far?
I once had the opportunity to ask a famous Hungarian photographer to give feedback on my work. He has a photography school in Hungary. When he looked at my photos, he just said that “You are doing this much more seriously than I thought.”
Any favorite photography books?
I don’t have a particular favorite photography book, but I really like looking at and analyzing wildlife pictures.
What’s your personal motto?
Life begins outside your comfort zone.
Other than photography, what are your hobbies and interests?
I dance bachata. Dance is also an art that two people create together. I’m always keen to learn something new.
Thanks again for providing 121 Clicks with this opportunity to interview you. Any final thoughts for our readers?
Thank you for the opportunity, I’d never dreamed that the day would come when I’m interviewed about my work as a photographer.
The desire to improve and push your limit raises a person to a level which they can’t even imagine in their dreams. So everyone should push the boundaries of their comfort zone and always learn something new. Always follow your dreams.
You can find Viktoria Farkas on the Web :
All the pictures in this post are copyrighted to Viktoria Farkas. Their reproduction, even in part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.