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Life & Work with Vladimir Predestin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vladimir Predestin.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My story started back in Haiti in 2005, where with my Nikon Coolpix point and shoot digital camera, I decided to explore the world of photography. At that time, like most first starter, the auto mode was my best friend; I was literally using the camera like the name described it “point and Shoot.”.” However, as the days passed and I kept shooting, my interest kept growing; at that point, I wanted to learn more about photography, the different camera modes, photography styles and concepts, etc.

I decided to upgrade to a bigger body and more advance point-and-shoot camera. I carry my camera almost everywhere I go and ready to snap some shots as soon as an opportunity presents itself. I started out with landscape photography, then realized that there is so much more to learn about in the photography world and swapped my point and shoot for a DSLR. I am not afraid to walk towards the unknown and tackle new projects due to the fact that I am always predisposed to learn and discover new things. I do not limit myself to one specific type of photography, I have opened up myself to learning various styles such as wedding, parties, festival, portrait, real estate, product, food, etc. This allows me to better understand, adapt and combine each of those photography aspects.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Photography, like every other discipline, has its rocky moments. But, the bulk of the challenges would vary from budgeting, pending contracts, gears and pricing. For a lot of people, the world of photography is simply a click of a button and you are done. They do not grasp the concept that a 1-hour session expands to many additional hours of post-processing/editing. Even though 2020 was a very rough and troublesome year, the uncertainty was suffocating, most contracts got cancelled. However, it also opened the door to self-reflection and creativity; I found myself exploring different technics for macro, reflection, prism effects, etc.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My main background is Information Technology, I have a masters in computer science and another one in Business and Organizational Security Management. Much like photography, I touch different facets of the tech world, ranging from security, programming (core, web, database), disaster recovery and a bit of telecommunication. I can easily adapt and adjust to the environment I am evolving in whether it is within the financial, multi-national or healthcare realm. I am proud of the person that I am, proud of my accomplishments (personal and professional). My aptitude, willingness to learn, my capabilities to adjust and adapt, but most of all, the way I interact with my clients to make sure they have the best experience, respect and support when they request my services. I treat all my clients with the respect they deserve, take the necessary time and steps to understand what they are looking to accomplish, and make them feel comfortable to share their ideas. These are what sets me apart from others.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
My photography encompasses various styles and technics, from portrait, weddings, festival, to real estate, feel free to reach out to discuss the art of photography, or if you have ideas, concepts and sessions that you would like to bring to life.

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