PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH | Tamara Maz Photography
CONGRATULATIONS! We are pleased to announce Tamara Maz Photography www.tamaramaz.com as September Photographer of the Month. Check out her blog and don’t forget to follow on Facebook and Instagram @tamaramaz!
What inspired you to use Forbeyon?
My clients love albums and after exploring other options, I married Forbeyon! It was important to have a great product with varied materials to create unique but classic books.
What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Forbeyon?
Share with us your favorite Forbeyon album and why.
The 10×10” flush mount with luster paper. It’s the perfect size!
What materials/ options do you choose?
I only offer panoramic flush mounts. Nothing like the durability of photographic paper and the ease of seamless design! Champagne seems to be a favorite with my clients but I offer all colors!
What advice would you give to the first time buyers of Forbeyon albums?
Get some sample orders with leather — try different cover options — you won’t be disappointed.
Any suggestions for Forbeyon?
Although it is pretty easy to place orders, I’d like the upload process to be a bit simpler — not having to rename spreads and being able to easily modify orders before placing them (spread count, album type).
What inspired you to be a photographer?
It was actually my mother — she always insisted I had the “eye” — it turns out she was right!
How long have you been a photographer?
I began to experiment with cameras when I was 11 years old, but officially, it’s been 9 years in business.
Are you formally taught or self taught?
Good mix of both! I received formal, higher education during my Bachelors in Visual Communication but nothing can replace practice and real world experience.
How do you define your style?
Modern storytelling. I love creating timeless portraits for my clients, but also capturing spontaneous moments.
What would we find in your camera bag for a typical shoot?
Canon mk3, 17-40mm, 35mm, 50mm, 100mm. 70-200mm, a few speed lights
Your favorite lens?
35mm sigma art. I use it at least 80% of the day during weddings
Share with us your favorite image and why.
Tough question since I find this changes every year, but I’d have to pick this image from a post-wedding session with Graciela & Edwin. Since their day, I loved their chemistry and ease to be themselves in front of the camera. It’s not every day a couple is willing to hike through a rainforest and step into cold water!
What is your most important objective when shooting?
Telling the story, capturing genuine emotion.
When you are shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned?
Most is instinctual. I like to ‘go with the flow’ and and work with the day’s uniqueness.
Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
My inspiration always comes from my couples!
What has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?
Know the value of what you do.
What’s the best part of being a photographer?
The best part is that what you create transcends you and becomes a family heirloom.
If you weren’t a photographer what would you be?
I enjoy telling stories so I suppose I would be a (frustrated) journalist.