Los Angeles, CA
Nikon and Hasselblad.
Dmitry Bocharov: I’m a photographer and content creator. I started my career shooting in nightclubs 14 years ago and then changed direction to work in photo studios to develop studio work.
In 2017, I relocated to USA and now work here.
-Did you always want to be a professional photographer?
I think, as a professional photographer, I wanted to become one after 2 or 3 years of working, especially after I started to get some commercial clients.
-What words best describe your style of photography?
I shoot a lot sport, fashion and commercial.
-What is your creative process like? What are you start, middle and end points?
My first step is to have an idea of the shoot. For example if it will be sports shoot, I try to find references which I like. I then share those idea with a stylist, find the right model and also find a great location. I prepare for the shoot, choose the best photos, retouch, export and send to the client.
-How do you keep your style consistent while still reflecting the needs of the brands or publications you shoot for?
I don’t think I have a consistent style. I usually work with lots of brands and those brands have their style. I listen to the clients, talk about their expectations. I think your style can grow if you make your own personal projects, it will be all your ideas, all your mistakes, but you will know what to do and how.
-How do you market your business?
Try as much as I can, today all social media works: Instagram, Facebook, Stories and others.
-What is your post-production workflow like?
Every part of the image should be masked separately. No fast retouching for a great picture.
-How do you approach posing or directing your subject?
If I’m shooting for the brand, the main point is clothing or shoes or accessorises. So poses are sometimes limited.
-What is your general guide when it comes to lighting?
During the preparation, I usually know how I will shoot and what light I need. It’s all starts with the idea.
-How does your way of working change when you are shooing video or moving images?
You need to find new angles which can cut together pretty well.
-What was the best career advice you were ever given?
Step by step and tons of work and time. You should love your work.