Ep. 018: Roza Sampolinska | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Portrait photographer Roza Sampolinska on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show we chat to portrait photographer Roza Sampolinska about her film-noir style of photography, her top tips for lighting and why it’s never too late to find your true calling.
Roza Sampolinska’s Bio:
Roza Sampolinska, Photographer of the Year 2014.
Born with an insatiable curiosity, Roza Sampolinska grew up in Poland and was exposed to many cultures and countries from the early age. She lived in beautiful cities like Krakow, London and Berlin. The last couple of years she has lived and worked in the United States, both Louisiana and Colorado. She currently lives in Yokohama-Tokyo area, Japan and travels between Asia, USA and Europe conducting her “Between Shadow & Light” portrait masterclass.
Her passion for photography started unexpectedly 7 years ago, in 2008, when, thanks to a set of coincidences, she discovered a talent that she had no idea about for 34 years of her life. Her first paid assignments came only 4 months after she took a camera into her hands – 2 years later she had her first exhibition and started working with celebrities.
Roza Sampolinska creates photographs that are filled with magic and dramatic light. She captures images with a style that is artistic and unique in every aspect. Her style is unique and easily recognisable. A master in playing with shadows and light, she creates mesmerising photographs that remind of an old Hollywood film-noir.
Roza’s portraits have been published in magazines worldwide, such as German STERN, Digital Photo Video, EKS MAGAZYN, PANGEA Magazine, Miasto Kobiet, SNAP Magazine, Pokochaj Fotografie, Digital Photo Video, Fotografia i Aparaty Cyfrowe, Vogue Italia, etc. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in Poland and Germany. She is now preparing for her first exhibition in the U.S. Roza is a successful photography instructor, conducting portrait photography workshops in Asia, USA and Europe.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Roza Sampolinska.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 18 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Roza Sampolinska on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:43 Roza Sampolinska interview.
02:23 Roza’s ‘breaking in’ story.
09:12 Becoming a professional photographer.
14:02 Why Roza Sampolinska published her work online even when she was just starting out.
15:59 Sampolinska discusses her film-noir style of photography.
17:51 What are the characteristics of film-noir?
19:12 What is Roza Sampolinska’s creative workflow like?
23:01 How to create that film look in Photoshop.
25:10 Is there a single philosophy behind Sampolinska’s work?
26:59 Which cameras Roza uses.
29:08 What inspired Roza Sampolinska?
30:34 Roza’s advice for making a living from photography.
31:18 How to light like Roza Sampolinska.
36:01 Where to find Roza online and where to find out more about her workshops.
36:43 Who is Roza Sampolinska’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 18.
37:48 Thank you to Roza Sampolinska for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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