Ep. 029: Bella Kotak | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Fine art photographer Bella Kotak on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we chat to fine art photographer Bella Kotak about finding inspiration in nature, leaving a career in architecture and finding your lens’ sweet spot.
Bella Kotak’s Bio:
Bella Kotak is a fine art and fashion photographer currently based in Oxford & London, England. An art lover from a young age she always knew that she would work within the creative industry.
Photography changed her life when she picked up a camera and began a 365 project on Flickr. From that moment she was hooked by this medium that translates thoughts and imagination into tangible form. Inspired by fairytales, nature and strong feminine characters Bella’s pictures lift the veil of the overlooked and reminds us that there’s magic in the most ordinary of spaces.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Bella Kotak.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 29 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Bella Kotak on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:47 Bella Kotak interview.
01:53 Bella Kotak’s ‘breaking in’ story.
02:31 Kotak describes her style of photography.
03:18 Telling stories through photography.
03:48 How Bella Kotak became a professional photographer.
05:27 Bella’s approach to a 365 project.
07:10 Inspired by nature.
08:00 How Bella makes a living from fine art photography.
11:35 Reaching out to clients.
13:45 What camera does Bella Kotak use and what is her typical setup?
14:58 What inspires Bella? Where do her ideas come from?
16:06 Kotak’s connection with her subjects and the landscape.
18:05 Bella’s pre-production process.
19:16 Being on set and post-production.
22:06 Knowing when to stop.
23:25 How Bella poses and directs her models.
25:25 Storytelling with Bella.
26:38 Top technical tip: find your lens’ sweet spot.
28:24 Where to find and follow Bella Kotak online.
30:04 Who is Bella Kotak’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 29.
31:23 Thank you to Bella Kotak for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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