Highlight: 500px Prime Creator Iza Lyson

The 500px Prime Creator program acknowledges photographers who excel in Licensing and Industrial Pictures. Our Prime Creators will function ambassadors of the 500px Licensing Assortment, showcasing their distinctive expertise and representing one of the best of one of the best.

Meet our latest 500px Prime Creator and be taught extra about how Licensing is making a extra inclusive world by means of visible storytelling.

Iza Lyson is a Polish photographer specializing in canine pictures and life-style content material. Having been a 500px Contributor for over eight years, her Portfolio has captured the eye of 500px for its beautiful and real content material that encapsulates varied well timed themes and ideas. Iza’s strategy to Licensing is persistently enjoyable and private—traits which are typically ignored when taking pictures business content material. By incorporating her passions and every day life into her shoots, Iza has efficiently captured on a regular basis micro-moments that customers can relate to.

Catch! by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: Whats up! Are you able to inform us a bit about your self?

A: Hello, My identify is Iza. I’m 26 years outdated and have been a photographer for the previous 14 years. I don’t actually keep in mind a time in my life with out pictures. From the very starting of my pictures profession, I started photographing canine—my adventures began with my golden retriever, Luna, that I bought once I was 12. Lots of of 1000’s of photographs later I discovered myself right here, a 500px Ambassador for the previous six years. All through my profession my photos have acquired awards in top-class contests. Moreover, I used to be honored as a visitor decide for Canine Pictures Awards—largest canine pictures contest. Apart from that, I’m a proud proprietor of two border collies—Opi and Tra—with whom I regularly journey by means of Europe.

Young woman running with a dog in beautiful spring scenery by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: We’re thrilled to have you ever as a 500px Prime Creator! Your business Portfolio illustrates the kind of content material we advocate for in our 500px Licensing assortment. Are you able to inform us about your expertise in Licensing and the way it started?

A: I keep in mind once I bought my first image—I used to be in highschool at the moment, so the amount of cash that I earned appeared so big, I assumed that I might by no means should work one other day in my life. What was much more shocking, was that I simply uploaded this image to my 500px Portfolio and ticked one checkmark—add to Licensing. In fact, afterward, the powerful actuality got here that I really wanted to promote a number of extra photographs to maintain myself in my grownup life. Since then, I’ve been including to my Licensing Portfolio on 500px and build up my gallery of photos frequently.

Lately, I began capturing life-style content material strictly to be bought as “inventory” photographs. I’m at the moment very proud of my 500px Licensing assortment, which I have to admit sells fairly properly.

Sunrise over tulip fields by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: You might be touring to the Netherlands quickly! What are you most enthusiastic about, and do you will have any photoshoots deliberate?

A: Aside from the photoshoot I’ve deliberate of my very own canine within the tulip fields of Netherlands, I can’t wait to fulfill up with my buddy Auderey Bellot. Auderey can be a canine photographer! Pictures shouldn’t be solely about taking photos, however it’s in regards to the group and new friendships. I take pleasure in speaking and exchanging experiences with different photographers.

Moreover, I might additionally prefer to recreate a few of the pictures I took final 12 months in a a lot smaller tulip discipline in Poland. The shoot I want to recreate was of my youthful canine Tra, who was 4 months outdated on the time. I might like to see the distinction between the 2 photographs as a illustration of how she grew.

Border collie dog cathing the frisbee against epic sky by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: Your Licensing portfolio is a superb instance for different Contributors to be taught from. Are you able to share with us your strategy of conceptualizing and executing your life-style shoots?

A: Most of my life-style photographs have been taken due to the 500px Licensing Quests. The primary transient I participated in was primarily based on the subject of “sustainability”. This was at first of the pandemic. That was the primary time I requested my associates to pose for photographs; this was a totally completely different style of pictures than I used to be used to. The subsequent Quest I participated in was “residence candy residence” in the course of the pandemic. I taught myself prepare dinner (so I might {photograph} this course of). The outcomes I achieved led me to maintain collaborating in 500px Quests. The Quest “50 over 50” allowed me to lastly take the time to get some photos of my dad and grandmother. Now I’m a giant fan of the Month-to-month Shot Listing Quests! Aside from that, I identical to having my digital camera close to me to {photograph} my canine after they play or sleep. Identical with my canine pictures—other than lovely portraits I attempt to catch the moments the place the canine are simply being canine and are having fun with themselves.

Border collie on armchair by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: With regard to your canine pictures, are you able to inform us the way you recruit your fashions?

A: I at all times begin with asking myself, “what do I need to {photograph}?” Then, whether or not I can execute this plan with the cooperation of my canine, or my buddy’s canine. If not, I announce on Instagram or Fb that I’m on the lookout for particular fashions, and very often, I handle to seek out them. Generally I simply discover an account of a canine on Instagram, and it conjures up me to visualise a photoshoot in some particular location after which I write to the house owners with a proposal for cooperation. And different instances the purchasers contact me, and collectively we select one of the best circumstances for his or her canine.

Let love in by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: We’re at all times reminding Licensing Contributors which you can often discover nice fashions fairly near residence, whether or not turning the lens on pets, household, associates, and even your self. Do you will have any ideas or tips for taking pictures self-portraits?

A: In fact—I take tons of of images utilizing myself because the mannequin! Presently essentially the most handy answer for me is to place my digital camera on a tripod, books, or perhaps a stack of garments, after which launch the distant app on my cellphone. In case you don’t have the flexibility to connect with your digital camera through Bluetooth or WIFI, you should utilize a distant management or set the digital camera to take photos each two seconds. In conditions the place I’m taking self-portraits with my canine, I typically want the assistance of one other one that can press the shutter button and {photograph} a sequence of predetermined pictures I’ve deliberate out. That’s how most of my portraits within the mountains have been made.

Rainy day on tulip fields by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: What are your go-to digital camera and lens selections? How does taking pictures canine pictures versus life-style content material affect your setup?

A: Presently, I exploit Nikon Z9, which I have to admit is sort of heavy, however the high quality of photographs is simply astonishing. Because of a excessive variety of FPS, I can seize the best second of even essentially the most dynamic scenes. Relating to the lens, in canine pictures I primarily use the 135mm f/1.8 for each portraits and dynamic photos. However, once I create life-style content material, I choose a shorter focal size—for instance 35 mm. This enables me to be nearer to the mannequin, and present extra of the environment.

Young men during a nap with a puppy by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: Industrial pictures and Licensing are at all times altering and evolving to mirror the considerations, wants, and values of the instances. What’s a method you want to see the business change sooner or later?

A: I hope that it’s going to change in such a method that my photos would be the ones promoting one of the best! In fact, I’m joking, however just a bit. In my photographs I present the on a regular basis pleasures which are generally exhausting to admire. In fact, I additionally like to seize the pure happiness in canine that I believe we are able to all be taught from!

Life with a puppy - young woman resting on the sofa with a puppy by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: In case you had a vast finances to execute any shoot you dream of, what would it not be?

A: I might like to do a photoshoot of my canine in Iceland! Sadly, the factor stopping me shouldn’t be solely the funds, but in addition the truth that you may solely carry your individual canine to Iceland after a one-month quarantine there. That’s the reason I in all probability received’t have the ability to fulfill this dream, however possibly I can compromise and {photograph} another person’s canine

Young woman hugging her dog by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: What’s the strangest factor you’ve ever needed to do to get the proper shot?

A: There have been instances once I needed to lay on the bottom in crowded metropolis streets or have somebody piggyback me, all to seize one of the best perspective. I additionally drove 1,500 kilometers a method simply to {photograph} a ravishing ice collapse Switzerland. Because it occurs, whereas I used to be getting back from the ice cave, I ended at a waterfall the place I took my most well-known photograph featured within the Sony World Pictures Awards.

Two dogs lying in bed together by Iza ?yso? on 500px.com

Q: Do you will have any distinctive or quirky private rituals or routines that you simply observe earlier than a photoshoot?

A: Often, my rituals are arriving just a little early to scout one of the best location and get acquainted with the house and greatest lighting. Because of a few years of expertise, it solely takes me a second, after which I can transfer on to taking pictures. However, if I {photograph} my very own canine, I at all times give them as a lot time as they should familiarize themselves with the place and to relax.

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