one of his amazing photos with model Helena Kristensen you might have seen beginning of this week as our 'Editor's Choice'.
Today we like to show you some more pictures of photographer Egon Hye from Sdr. Felding in Denmark and give you the opportunity to learn a bit more about his work as a photographer.
Hi, I´m Egon Hye, 53 years old from Sdr. Felding in Denmark. Working as IT Support Specialist in VELUX. I use all my free time on Photography or editing in Photoshop.
Have you been involved in the arts in some form other than photography?
Seeing your remarkable work, I am curious where your creativity comes from?
When I go around I always watching how the light falls, how the lines and angles goes, how the background and colors can be used. I have only made model photography for about 1½ year. My most inspiration comes from model sites on Facebook, 500px, Pinterest and Youtube. I love on location shoots especially working in backlight.
My Photo interest started in the mid 70s, my first SLR was a Russian ZENITH EM, which quickly was replaced with a Pentax ME. The rest of my youth was spent on development of films and pictures. First, in 2003, I went digital and started editing in Photoshop.
For many years I loved to photograph nature, sunsets and insects and won many Danish and international photo contests, but a serious knee injury made me for a period bad going and there my interest in model photography starts. Today I am only working with model, fashion/Beauty and street photography.
What equipment are you using now and with what did you get started? what is your favorite lens?
I just bought a new Nikon D810 J otherwise; I am working with two Nikon D800.
My favorite lens for model shooting is the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II and Nikon 24-70 mm /f2.8
As Light source I am using 2 Nikon SB-910 and one SB-600 – and for my main light always I’m using a 56 or 41 cm Beauty dish. I love working with my Beauty dish, it´s gives the model a fine catchlight.
I can build my Livingroom into a studio in ½ an hour and have a complete photostudio with up to 8 studio lamps.
I always spare with my model up to the photoshoot, and I always have same inspirations printed for the model, so she can see what I have in my mind for the shoot. After a Photoshoot I think I have it like the models, I can´t wait to see the pictures in real. Trying to provide images so fast as possible often the same day as the shoot has occurred. I work only in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw.
What would you say characterizes your work in comparison to other photographers?
I don´t think I differ from other photographers, for me it is important to provide reassurance about my photography, so I can concentrate 100% on the model, light and angles. I always work on the model's premises; I try never to squeeze a model for anything she does not want.
Among your works, which is your favorite and why?
My favorite work is on location, especially street fashion. One of my favorites work is a picture with Mathilde Mølgård because it was that picture that let me love making model photography. I had a time where I nearly was quitting photography, I was changing from nature photography to model, but it doesn’t catch me, but Mathilde is a very good and patient model and posed for me whenever I asked and I have worked a lot with here since.
Tell us your funniest or most awkward photography story.
I had invited Mathilde Mølgård to a photoshoot at the beach. A beautiful shoot in the sunset, but as we went from the beach we were suck in the sand and couldn’t come away, so Mathilde had to push my car out from the sand (a good way to keep your model fit) but it was not possible to get the car free. To our luck we meet a young boy so after 20 minutes hard work the car was free again. I think Mathilde never want to make a shoot with me on a beach again.
Start with getting a portfolio, use family and friends in the beginning.
Buy a DSLR camera and a good Lens. Start working with one light source and work always on the models' premises, obey your appointments and deliver images in the agreed time. Join a photo club and learn the basics about photography.