Interview: Claudio Naboni

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Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Claudio Naboni live in the hinterland of Milan and I have 50 years.
I did the graphics for many old are, as you can see and photography is my passion.
The opportunity to use a Nikon F60 analogue lent, let me take the first photographs. Images made at random, instinctively, without knowing anything about the composition, timing / aperture etc.. In practice, my photos were the essence of operator! Were the curiosity and the pleasure of studying, the engine to learn about this new medium of expression. For this in the picture, consider the technique, the basic necessary and essential for any trip you want to do, perhaps the only case that goes beyond this kind of rule is the LOMO. What counts for me I can communicate without the constraints imposed by the medium used. Analog or digital is the same, are two opposite worlds but with the same results as a method, a photograph!

Did you go to school to study photography?

I have never taken courses in photography: the network has been my only teacher!

How do you find your subjects?

I always have with me a tiny camera that helps me to stop the emotions that suggest to the mind’s eye. Of course there times when I go to “hunting” for people or situations, and then I have with me my SLR Nikon D300s.

How important is Photoshop in your final images?

Almost always my shots are “custom” in post-production, because I consider this a method a little ‘I began painting.
In order to achieve certain effects using almost the same time that I use for the paintings.
Use reality as a starting point to get to something else. There is no real method, there are no plugins or automatic actions to facilitate the work, only an elaborate process of post-production.
Most photographers do not want to hear about software for digital retouching, but I use all the means that are offered to me by my time. Sometimes I’m fascinated by resorting to digital, just to try to reproduce reality as I see it.

What are the ingredients for success with photography?

You know I’d use them more when I get some recognition are the first to amaze me.

What’s your dream photography project?

Demonstrate rhetoric without the discomfort of the Third Age when sick and abandoned – is a project I’m working for some time as close to people who suffer without being intrusive is particularly difficult.

Do you remember your first photography sale?

Of course, it was part of a work for the construction of a commercial site, now closed!

What advice would you give to aspiring photographers?

Photograph, photograph, photographs, view thousands of photos from the past and at the same time understand why some photographers were considered better than others, reading books and visiting exhibitions .. to learn from all this.

Is there anything else you would like to say to HappyPhoton readers?

I was very pleased to be here with you, and share the same passion

3 Comments to “Interview: Claudio Naboni”

  • I haven’t had much opportunity to use the camera and lenses yet. I don’t take a lot of pictures around home. I have managed to make a couple of outings around home just to try the new E-620 and lenses.I’m very pleased with the results so far. I expected from reviews I had read that the viewfinder would seem a little small and it did at first. I quickly got used to it, though.The hardest thing so far has been avoiding accidentally pressing buttons on the back of the camera. I shot a whole bunch of pics at 1 EV without intending to. I suspect that is a hazard of many digitals.There are lots of choices available that I probably won’t use — particularly things like the art filters that can be easilynadded in the available software, but some people might use them on the camera. I will seldom use many of the presets, but it’s nice to have a starting point for things like fireworks that I might try to photograph occasionally and don’t really know the best setup.All in all, I think the 620 and I will be come great friends once we have had more time to get acquainted.

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