Our forth featured photographer is Homero Nuñez Chapa. Homero has a staggering 200+ great photos in his gallery which you can view here.
Hi Homero, please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into photography.
I started to take photos 1 year ago when I met a girl that takes photos and she takes beautiful photos with her compact camera, and she encouraged me to start taking photos.
What kind of camera do you use, and do you use any additional gear when shooting?
My new camera is a Kodak Easyshare z8612is, but I used to take photos with a Samsung 815 pro, but it is broken now (some kind of an accident). No, I don’t have any extra equipment, only my camera and my home made DIY light box, something like this.
Have you had any professional training as a photographer?
I don’t have any professional training as a photographer, but i learn a lot by reading articles on the web.
Most of your photos at stockvault are of objects and mostly isolated on a white background. Can you guide us a little bit through the process when you are shooting?
I take that kind of photos, because I hope someday to take better photos and sell them on Micro-stock sites, I try to take photos every day and practice more.
The process of taking this kind of photos is very simple. I take the photo in my DIY light box, I usually shoot at night to achieve whiter backgrounds and then, if it’s necessary I adjust the levels with Gimp (Photo editing application), and that’s all there is to it.
Do you have any hobbies apart from photography?
My hobbies… I read a lot (Jose Saramago, Gabriel García Márquez, José Rubén Romero, Roberto Fontanarrosa, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, etc), I also read some blogs,
and I like the web. I’m learning web design (I am an self-taught person) and I like to travel. 3 years ago I visited Buenos Aires and Santa fe, Argentina ( it’s funny, in that time, I did not have any interest in photography and the photos of my travels are really bad). I have traveled a lot in my own country and now I’m saving up some money because I want to travel to Europe.
Have you done anything silly lately, a funny story perhaps?
Everyday I have funny moments, the people I know say that I have the capacity of laughing at any trouble. I don’t know really… well just a few days ago, I was driving my old car at night (my city is a “tough city”), then a vehicular transit officer in patrol stopped me because the lights of my car were broken. He wanted to give me a ticket (usually the officers want some money to avoid the ticket), I refused to take the ticket, and he asked for money, I said no. Well, he said, then give me the “Montblanc pen” in your pocket because the ink in mine ran out. And I gave him the 12 pesos bic pen in my pocket and he let me go.
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions, it’s a pleasure to have you as a photographer here at stockvault.net – Is there anything you’d like to add?
I think Stockvault.net is great, thanks for the site, and thanks to the photographers for sharing!