Yup. This is me trying to impress the world...
I was born and raised in Czech Republic and moved to the beautiful, sunny and humid Florida when I was 24. I’m music freak and avid synthesizer player, fauna & flora lover (check out my non-people photography in my art store), and gear head but mostly father to my amazing little ninja son who makes me smile and cringe almost daily. Short version of my name is 'Filda', hence the name of my photography business in case you were wondering where in the world did I come up with this :-) I have alway been artsy but I wasn’t born with camera in my hands nor I wasn’t shooting since I was 5.
I started photographing people in 2012 and what I had learned along this fascinating journey was, that portrait (& wedding) photography is about interaction with people rather than technical skills or expensive gear. I can have the best camera in the world but if I can’t make people laugh and capture their emotion in a split of a second, none of the technical aspects really matter. I’m there ready to click the shutter at any time. I walk with my eye glued to my camera’s viewfinder and wait for the right moment to happen (no photo lists, please!). I don’t use assistants or complicated light setups and I basically look and act like your wedding guest. I've found my way to unobtrusively move around people and take photos without them noticing because that’s when the real stuff happens. No fake smiles.
With that being said, as much as I enjoy being part of high production weddings with tons of people, laughter, dancing and action, I have ultimately fallen in love with elopements and small intimate micro weddings. Closer connection between people at smaller events is where the power of photograph shines, in my opinion.
I’m not a fan of extreme posing and I prefer - as most of people do - to give an easy direction and let moments unfold naturally. To me, posed photos look artificial and cheesy, and if that's what you're looking for, I’m probably not the right guy for you. I am camera shy myself so I know very well how it feels to be in front of the camera. I let people interact and encourage them to do their thing but ask them whenever I need them to move their heads, grab their hands or turn their bodies in. I do my best to make it as easy as possible for everyone and that allows me to capture each person’s character perfectly.
E-mail me and let's talk about your photography vision and how I & my camera can help you to capture your memories.
Check out the Art Store with my landscape & nature photographs from Florida Keys that I enjoy shooting when I'm not photographing people.
That's my zen mode. My chill mode. My decompress activity...