I started taking pictures in school. The first film camera I used was Kodak, but fortunately, digital technologies have developed rapidly, and digital cameras have become more affordable. I bought my first full-frame DSLR Nikon D40 in 2007, and since then, I have tried to shoot every day – whether it is journalistic reports, events, travel photography or a simple family meeting. By now, I have pretty decent gear for any type of photography.
Photography is a launching pad for any creative field, from design to filmmaking. Therefore, my photo archive is counting towards a million photographs and has proliferated since I moved to the UK. And while I’m selecting the best photos to publish here, please check the links on free photo stocks for more pictures and my blog.
Street and travel
The most reasonable souvenir one can bring from travel is a good photo. I have travelled to four-five dozen of countries and always have the camera with me. A close friend once said, “The more you travel, the faster you grow”. I can’t disagree with that meaningful quotation and the broad perception of the world that travels provide.
Real estate photography
To sustain my photography practice, I occasionally take pictures for Airbnb listings. I’ve been travelling a lot, so the company’s philosophy to provide travellers with affordable housing is intensely close to me. Therefore this is my input to the community of people who shares a similar vision.
About ten years ago, while working for a daily newspaper, we started creating 3D tours of Ukrainian museums. At that time, it required much more equipment than now – cameras that would shoot 360 degrees around their axis were not very common back then. My team and I have photographed more than 40 Ukrainian museums throughout the country for five years, but unfortunately, the Museums Online website is no longer available. Subsequently, one of the Ukrainian state institutions held exhibitions every few months, virtual tours of which are below.
My to-go gear.
- Sony A7 III
- Sony Zeiss 16-35 f4
- Sony 24 f1,4
- Zeiss Batis 85 f1,8
- Tamron 28-75 f2,8
- Aputure Amaran 60D as the main light with an 80cm Softbox
- Godox TL30 RGB tube light
- Aputure AL-MX Bi-Color LED
- Godox Flash Speedlite
- Manfrotto Befree tripod for travel
- Joby GorillaPod, a small tripod for everyday use
- DJI Mini 3 Pro is a compact drone for travel
- Peak Design Everyday Backpack
- Peak Design Capture Clip
- Peak Design Slide Light Strap