Pascal, how long have you been a photographer? Is it your main job?
Photography is not my job, I am a chef in the medical community. But I have been practicing photography for the last 5 years. It’s a growing passion, which makes my soul vibrate. What I find amazing about photography is the ability to capture the moment. It’s an opportunity to live the present, fully frozen in a picture.
Is there a specific topic you are interested in?
I like visiting abandoned places and palaces, sometimes very difficult to access. I’m collecting these capture in the “Urbex” project on my website https://www.pascal-bonin.com/. Abandoned places have a unique power of fascination. They still conserve the ability to tell the stories of people who lived there, the echoes of their lives.
However, I also try to be versatile in the world of photography, to push myself beyond my comfort zone, I often do architecture, and sometimes portrait, wildlife photography, aviation too.
Pascal, give us 5 actionable tips to take better architecture photos
- framing with good material: a stable tripod and a good ball head are essential. I use an L-bracket on my case which is a great tool for vertical framing.
- I often use long focal lengths (when the distance allows) to “tighten” the perspectives.
- Don’t underestimate the importance of a good post-production.
- when shooting outdoors, always try to shoot during the golden hour, at dawn or during the blu hour (just after the sunset) or pick a day with a cloudy sky to contrast the scene.
- Get out of the comfort zone. It’s the only way to evolve and progress, in photography too.
How did you develop your style and what’s the importance of your Photologo in posting your pics online?
I developed my style over time. We evolve little by little, there is always an area where we stagnate in time. Many take criticism badly when it is instead constructive above all. Photologo helped me define my style and my brand, I love the neat and artistic touch that it adds to my works.
Why Photologo? How did you discover about Photologo?
In the past I tried different logos, but I was never satisfied. I would change logos every so often because it just did not feel visually appealing to be on my photo. However, when I got my Photologo, I now have the confidence of putting it on my photos because I know that it does not distract the viewer from what the photo is conveying and at the same time it is visually appealing.
I discovered Photologo through facebook. I then checked out the website and saw that what they are offering is nice and affordable. I saw the different styles that are available and was impressed with the quality.
Any final advice
If photography is your passion, then pursue it, do not let anything or anyone stop you from doing what you love. You will not be able to please everyone but as long as you are happy with what you have done and accomplished then that should be enough. Be proud of what you do and have accomplished, and one way of showing that is by putting your signature on your work, by putting a Photologo.