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The Value of Being a Generalist Photographer With Viktoria Haack

The Value of Being a Generalist Photographer With Viktoria Haack

Episode 69: Today I sit down with professional photographer and artist, Viktoria Haack, from British Columbia to chat about:

  • Her winding journey into photography
  • How photography has served as an open-ended creative outlet for her
  • The creative benefits of being a generalist photographer
  • How nature serves as the basis of all of her photography regardless of genre
  • How doing different genres of photography cross-pollinates her approach to composition
  • Balancing the expectations of clients and social media with her own creative pursuits
  • Some of the challenges with working with human and animal models and the value of going without a plan
  • Insights into how she creates her environmental portraits
  • What it’s like working as a brand ambassador
  • The benefits of switching to a mirrorless system
  • And a whole lot more!

LINKS MENTIONED:

Website: http://www.viktoriahaackphotography.ca/ 

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Jack the Wolfskin on Instagram

Viktoria’s article on 500px: Why You Should NOT Specialize in One Type of Photography

Wim Hof Method

 

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Viktoria Haack

Photographer

Viktoria Haack is a professional photographer whose work covers the fields of landscape, portrait, wedding, event, promotional, editorial, stock and photography education. Originally from the UK and having resided in British Columbia since 2007, she is heavily influenced by the beautiful landscapes that surround her. Combining her love of the natural world with her background in art history and anthropology, Viktoria’s ethos is to thread lightly while observing and finding the subtle visual story within any photographic genre she works.

Viktoria is proud to be a Nikon Canada Ambassador as well as a Lowepro Global Ambassador. Additional collaborations have included Lee Filters, Purina, BC-SPCA, Vichy Canada, Gnarbox, Klymit, Telus, Heatholders, and The National Trust (the largest conservation charity in the UK).

Viktoria’s photography and writing has been published by numerous media outlets around the globe, including the BBC, CBC, N Photo Magazine, Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Photo Life, PHOTO News Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Vogue Italia and the cover of Digital Photo.