- EST 2015 -

Long story short: photographer, normal husband, good father

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I specialize in weddings, yet I find immense joy in portrait photography and family photoshoots—a chance to encapsulate your unique story through my lens. Traveling for my passion is something I truly cherish.

Nature, vintage cars, friendly souls, and animals hold a special place in my heart. Apologies, but seafood is a no-go for me! My humble abode is nestled in the midst of a forest, though the internet connection leaves much to be desired. My trusty companions on my photographic journey are Nikon cameras, and they always will be.

My diet isn't always the healthiest, except when my wife works her culinary magic—my apologies for that too! I'm all about exploring new experiences and embracing change.

Arrogance isn't my cup of tea; I tend to steer clear of it.

Crafting an "about me" section feels like a challenge! But hey, I'm thrilled you're here. Even more excited to hear about your plans! Drop me a line on the contact page, and let's see how I can assist you.

Remember, when the festivities fade, it's the memories and photographs that endure. Choosing wisely is key. Need advice on hiring the perfect wedding planner or securing an awesome evening host? I've got you covered. Check out my latest blog posts for a glimpse of my recent work. Give me a call—I'd love to connect!

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My love, Nikon!

Some of you are creatives and some of you are photographers as well so let's talk.

What’s in my camera bag! Slight upgrade with DSLR from D750 to D780. It’s not that D750 (still have one as a backup body) is a bad camera, I’ve taken pictures with this trustable gear since 2015 and still could do that. It’s just the ISO - as I’m a NO-FLASH guy, I want to use natural light as late as possible. And of course, continuous shutter and 1/8000s will play some role in harsh sunlight!

I’m definitely not the gear geek, but over the years there are some conclusions I’ve summoned. Still not switching to mirrorless (and I’ve tried, but sold it after a month or so). DSLRs are still faster for my shooting style and it is the speed that matters for wedding photography - to catch the exact unique moment I’m looking for.

Lenses. Why exactly do I use this gear? In general - as bright as possible, so mostly prime lenses. All lenses are Nikon for wedding photography work so short specs here.

﹁ 50mm 1.4G AF-S: the best lens ever. This is the to-go lens for everything. I could shoot all day with this lens. Quality, sharpness, weight.

﹁ 35mm 1.4G AF-S: the worst lens ever. Super heavy and post-productions are totally different from all other Nikon lenses. The struggle lens.

﹁ 85mm 1.4D AF: this baby is my baby. Super sharp, super FAST, super bright. Word.

﹁ 24mm 1.8G AF-S: a good lens for narrow spaces. quite fast and most important - the weight. Easily manageable on wedding dance floors with the flash.

﹁ 35mm 2.0D AF: old boy! Faster than 1.4G and way lighter. Post-production is more accurate and that depth of field even is ok, because I rarely was shooting wider than 1.8 with 1.4G.

﹁ 135mm 2.0 AF DC-NIKKOR. emmm…. the bokeh is super nice (that’s why I bought it) and the focusing speed is also. The shutter must be at least 320, otherwise, the images are a bit blurry. So this is not a late-evening lens (sadly).

﹁ 80-200mm 2.8D AF: this is that “5-times a year” lens. Zooming is shitty, but if you need that long shot - you can take it.

﹁ 14-24mm 2.8G ED AF-S: super heavy but 14mm is a must-have for narrow spaces and some group photos. Party photos + flash as well.

﹁ 45mm PC-E 2.8D ED: love this lens for macro and some areal or city vibes. No need for an extra macro lens if you have this 2in1 lens

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﹁ 28mm PC-NIKKOR 3.5: a toy! Because sometimes 45mm PC-E was just not enough for that particular space.

Flashes. emmm… just SB900 and SB910.
Cards. Sandisk Extreme PRO 150-200mb/s

Oldstraps moneymaker - stills in shape since 2015.

DJI Mavic Mini 2 - it’s ok. Would love to switch to Mini 3 PRO for portrait shots.

35mm film - just to don’t forget the beginning of everything. Nikon FE2 and Pentax ME. Both cameras are great, but with Nikon FE2 I can use my other Nikon lenses!

Bags. Very light one is ThinkTank Airport Essentials for destination weddings, but Tenba Axis V2 24l for local weddings. As I like to throw my bag on the ground quality of materials is more important than the style and aesthetics. Both of the bags are ok for gear, less - clothing and other small stuff.

That’s all folks. Hope to see you soon!

ABOUT MIKS