Angelique Lundberg always wanted to pursue a career in photography. It started off as a hobby in her matric year, taking pictures of things that she thought looked really nice, and it developed into wanting to do it long term.
Lundberg’s inspiration stems from things she sees in her everyday life or from mood boards created by others on Pinterest. She loves thinking of different types of shots to take at that moment, but she always has a plan on how to work with people.
View their photographs produced during this year, along with their year-end interview below:PHOTOGRAPHER'S INSTAGRAM
When you started the programme what genre of photography were you interested in and has it
shifted over the course of the year?
I was always interested in documentary photography and it definitely has shifted over the course of the year, from food photography to fashion photography, with fashion and wedding photography being the genres that I would like to specialize in.
Analogue (film) or Digital photography and why?
Definitely digital. I love the post-production aspect of it as it allows me to achieve the exact end result that I would like.
What subject matter do you find yourself drawn to?
I would say portraiture would be a theme I am more drawn to, simply because I enjoy working with people and directing them.
Pick three words/phrases that describe your approach to the medium?
Head on. Calculated. Simple.
Why did you choose to study photography?
I have always had a passion for photography, but never knew how to work a camera, so phone photography was what I was doing until I started this course.
What has been the most noteworthy shoot/project you have done this year?
Definitely my fashion series, without a doubt in my mind!
Who is your biggest photographic influence at the moment and how/why? (Not restricted to a
Helmut Newton, simply because his sense of style is similar to mine in terms of fashion photography.
What has been your biggest misconception about photography as a practice?
That I could just wing things and everything would work out. Planning is super important!
What is the most valuable thing you have learned from the course?
Being on top of things, always having a backup plan, and being firm in your directing skills.
What advice would you give to anyone seriously considering applying for the course?
It’s not quite advice, but thanks to this course, I’ve gained the skill in automatically looking for composition in photographs, and can now instantly point out everything that is not 100% correct in an image.