PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH | Tamara Maz Photography

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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!

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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.

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Forbeyon?

Beauty

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Share with us your favorite Forbeyon album and why. 

The 10×10” flush mount with luster paper. It’s the perfect size!

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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How do you define your style?

Modern storytelling. I love creating timeless portraits for my clients, but also capturing spontaneous moments.

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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

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Your favorite lens?

35mm sigma art. I use it at least 80% of the day during weddings

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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!

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What is your most important objective when shooting?

Telling the story, capturing genuine emotion.

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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.

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Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?

My inspiration always comes from my couples!

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What has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?

Know the value of what you do.

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What’s the best part of being a photographer?

The best part is that what you create transcends you and becomes a family heirloom.

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If you weren’t a photographer what would you be?

I enjoy telling stories so I suppose I would be a (frustrated) journalist.

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