Next in our ongoing Photographer Spotlight series it’s Jessica Tabarelli.
Jessica is an alpine adventure photographer and rock climber based in Trentino, Italy.
Jessica is a relatively new photographer with obvious talent – creating stunning images while working with modest gear that is accessible to anyone.
Jessica’s Instagram feed is fascinating, because if you scroll through, you can see her progression as a photographer.
In her interview, Jessica is pretty modest regarding her work (I particularly love her answer to question #3). Right now she has no desire to turn pro, but part-time freelance would be an obvious progression for her – she clearly has a keen eye for the kinds of images that marketers are looking for.
Q&A With Jessica Tabarelli – Alpine Adventure Photographer
1. What is your specialty? What do you love to photograph?
I love to photograph landscapes in particular. I’m mainly attracted by Dolomites landscapes, probably because I’ve always lived surrounded by mountains, and they give me a sense of protection. Recently I’m trying to take pictures of travel reportage, more than anything else to have more spontaneous memories of my small trips.
I bought my first SLR 4 years ago, but I started taking photography seriously only in this last year. I think I’ve finally found my own style, but every time I go out, I always learn something, so I’m still “growing”.
This question is difficult, because I’m very critical of myself, and I haven’t taken this type of picture yet.
First of all, I’m not a morning person. For me, waking up early is very hard. Second, I’m a very lazy person, sometimes I prefer to laze on the sofa rather than take a hike.
When I see a beautiful sunrise/sunset in Dolomites I understand it’s worth it.
At the moment I’ve a poor gear (comparing it with those of other photographers): a Nikon D7200, Tokina 11-20mm, Nikkor 35mm and Nikkor 70-300mm.
There isn’t a market for my work. Sometimes people that I know buy my photos to print them. I make my money working as environment and workplace prevention technician (nothing to do with photos).
Mainly through Instagram.
I don’t want to become a professional photographer. I think photography is my passion, if it become my job, I fear it would lose its attraction to me. I hope I could improve my photographic skills and I would like to create my own photography blog: I am very sensitive to the health of our planet, I would like to write articles to sensitize people.
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