Jürgen Niit is Europe based photographer who travels around the world. He is in Australia to widen his photography/videography related portfolio and network. He´s keen to bring in different perspectives and standards in composition, lighting and posing. He likes strong harsh contrasts and colder straight forward tones.
He specializes in portrait, fashion and boudoir photography. And geeking out about light painting for automotive photography. He has also worked as a press photographer.
He has a degree in photography (Level 4 EU Certification).
I really love the interaction and opening up people as a persona. Make them feel comfortable and capturing that moment. Reveal true them in the form of a photo. For me, a camera is a good filter to start a conversation about life and goals. Another side is purely scientific. When doing the light painting you gotta know light physics - reflections, angels and how to control it. I just like to test and play around - sometimes even for hours. Actually, all photography is pure physics - how to capture the light.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Most valuable lessons came from press photography. You have to do and know all genres of photography from events like concerts to the demonstrations, product and food photography for marketing purpose, persona stories and celebrity portraits in and out of studios. And you have to do it quickly and think on your feet - because in press you don´t have retakes. To make the client feel special is to interact with them and guide them when they need to. It all comes to communication.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Two of my photos have been on the frontpage of the newspaper. One in Holland and one in Estonia. Have done two photo exhibitions about travel and street photography.