Have You Met Magdalene Kourti
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Have You Met Magdalene Kourti

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your photography journey.
I am a wedding photographer who has studied fine art in UAL – Wimbledon College of Arts and has Masters degree in digital image from Metropolitan University, in London . I did participate in many exhibitions and experimental short film festivals and received distinctions such as from BBC and the Adobe’s award in digital imaging world festival in Australia. Being a painter, a video artist and a mother of 3 kids has influenced a lot my shooting style. Motivated by the uniqueness and power of the moment I love to capture the joy, emotion and tenderness of the ceremony through my photo journalistic approach or portraits of my kids.
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2. What is the best advice you received so far on your photography journey?
To trust my talent ;)

3. What is your favorite thing to photograph?
People, especially kids, & landscape.
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4. Where do you find your inspiration?

Emotions and natural light.

5. What type of background do you have? Self taught? Formal training? Mentor?

Self taught through internet distant learning.

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6. Are you currently doing any photography projects? If so, what?
I do work on a future exhibition on mixed media – photography related.

7. If you could only use one lens for a year, which would you choose?

Canon EF 24-70/2.8
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8. Share links to 3 of your favorite photography tutorials and tell us why.
Correcting lens distortion – Useful for someone like me who loves wide angle.

How to get better digital photos in low light conditions without using a flash – Because I almost never use a flash.

Finding the best workflow between Premiere Pro and After Effects – that’s for my video editing.
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9. What is your favorite image right now?
My kids’ smile!
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10. What type of camera and lenses do you shoot with?
Canon mark III & II and lenses: Canon EF : 70-200mm 2.8 IS, 85mm 1.2, 50mm 1.2, 24-70mm 2.8, 16-35mm 2.8, 100mm macro 2.8, 14mm 2.8, one my most fav ones

11. Let’s light someone else’s candle, who is a photographer you think we should check out?
Sean Flanigan is my favorite one

12. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to photography?

Available natural light
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13. How do you display your photos?

My website, blogs, social media, few on wall.
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14. What’s the strangest thing you carry in your camera bag, and why is it in there?

My mp3 with meditation sounds.

15. What is next on your list of things to learn this year in photography?

Better SEO in order to promote my work.

16. Show us what your workspace looks like.
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17. If people want to follow more of your work where should they go?
http://mkourti.com/
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2 Comments
  • Brennan
    March 18, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Such beautiful work! I loved looking at your images! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Magdalene
    March 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Thank yo u so much!! :)

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