First of all, I would like say that it is a great honor to share my experience on this site. Thank to Alex, Maxim and all Photigy, for this great opportunity.
My name is Maja Galezowska, I am Polish but I live in Italy. My story with photography is a bit particular, and I think I can say that everything has begun when I found Photigy.
In the past, I worked mainly as a graphic designer, but most of my work was limited to layout the catalogs. For this reason, sometimes I did the simple shots of products on a white background (in the light tent ;) ). Photography wasn’t my passion, but I had the basics – I learned to use the analog SLR and developing film and prints even at art school, where we had classes in photography, but nothing was pushing me over.
Until the day when an acquaintance (the owner of a graphic design agency) is urgently needed photos of some jewelry and asked me to try, because the photographer that usually does it, couldn’t.
I started searching the internet for some advice to do my best and I found the video of Alex that led me to Photigy.
From that moment, everything changed. I’m really passionate and I tried to learn as much as possible, devoting all the time I could to product photography. I also started collaborating with the studio, which that day asked me to try.
Two years have passed and soon I’m going to try to turn this passion in to my main job.
All thanks to Photigy! Cross your fingers for me! :)