Portrait and Fine Art Photographer Traven Milovich shares his unique thoughts and images with us here on James Robinson Photography Blog. Thank you Traven for spending this time with us.
Traven Milovich: Hello James, it is a pleasure to talk with you.
JRP: Where do you call home Traven?
Traven Milovich: I live in Ferrara, North East Italy.. not too far from Venice.
JRP: What led to your interest in Portrait and Fine Art photography?
Traven Milovich: I’ve always thought that Fine Art allows me to express more freely, unbound from the photorealistic meanings. Since I was young, I fell in love with Vallejo, Giger, Cleavenger. I think I’ve found in Fine Art and in Portrait photography the way to disclose my inner visions. Also, Portrait photography, along with Street photography, are the best therapy for my innate shyness.
JRP: Do you have any formal training in your background?
Traven Milovich: None; all I have learned, I’ve learned it on my own.
JRP: Who are some of the photographic artists that have influenced your work?
Traven Milovich: At this time I am fascinated by the works of Miss Aniela and Brooke Shaden. I love surrealism and I feel compelled to look around in that direction.
JRP: What steps did you use to develop your vision and technique early on?
Traven Milovich: I’ve begun trying and practicing, more and more and more. And I’m still doing it!
JRP: What would I find in your camera bag for a typical shoot?
Traven Milovich: My Nikon D810 along with the Nikon 24-120 for event photography and the 85mm for portraits.
JRP: Do you work out of a studio, on location or both? Do you prefer artificial or available light? What are your most often used light modifiers?
Traven Milovich: I prefer to meet new challenges every time I shoot. Photography is problem solving and I enjoy to be pushed in something different every time.
JRP: Describe your digital work flow and the software you use? What do you think one must do to master image processing?
Traven Milovich: I use Lightroom for managing and basic retouching. However, I’m using more and more Photoshop. I do not have a standard workflow. I love to work on every image in a unique way.
JRP: As you look through the view finder when is the most critical moment in the capture of your images?
Traven Milovich: To catch the magic of the single instant.
JRP: Was there a shoot or project that revealed to you the distance you’ve come as an artist?
Traven Milovich: The best is yet to come, always!
JRP: If not photography what would Traven Milovich be doing with his time?
Traven Milovich: What he is already doing James. Sadly, photography is not my job. I’m already employed in a full-time office job. It pays my bills but it drains my time.
JRP: So far what has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?
Traven Milovich: “Don’t compete. Create.”
JRP: What advice would you share with other photographers?
Traven Milovich: Develop your creative taste as much as your technical skill.
JRP: Thank you Traven for sharing this time with us. It has been a pleasure talking with you, and we wish you continued success.
Traven Milovich: My pleasure, thank you!
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