I tool just one year of photography lessons in Brussels. It was still the time where we only had film, no internet and no smartphones.
The key point of my teacher was that we should photograph the person as she is, without as little as possible judgement but using our deep imotions to make it "our" personal story.
I started portrait photography back in 2014.
Good portraits is not technology, but a relation of trust.
It will be the mix of respect, time, experience and direct interaction to come closer what might be a good portrait.
In sonsequence I prefer to work on free projects where model and photographers will work together.
There is no guarantee of any outcome but foucussing on the creative process itself, rather than on the result, can be a wonderful experience.
I am proud to be published in N°8 of the Swan Fine Art Magazine next to an impressive set of photographers like Stefan Rappo or Sebastian Träger..
I also give lessons to amateur and professional photographers in configuring their Fujifilm Film Simulations (Receipes).
I mainly work with Fujifilm. I love the small form factor and the direct buttons. It feels like having the light under control.
When you ask me what to recommend I only recommend the gear that feels good in your hand. Sony is excellent but not intuitive in a way I need it. I love the Leica M, but just not affordable for me (waiting that Leica sponsores me), I worked with Nikon for years, I quite like the Z9 but I am not a fan of the charartes of the lenses anymore. Canons are work horses, but the interface to my taste now, but I have no appropriate lenses.
If I am asked to recommend a camera I would recommend the XT-3 or the X100F. They have all you need for an acceptable price point.