Highlight: 500px Prime Creator Iza Lyson

The 500px Prime Creator program acknowledges photographers who excel in Licensing and Industrial Images. 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 way 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 gorgeous and real content material that encapsulates varied well timed themes and ideas. Iza’s method to Licensing is persistently enjoyable and private—traits which are typically missed when capturing business content material. By incorporating her passions and each 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: Hiya! Are you able to inform us a bit about your self?

A: Hello, My identify is Iza. I’m 26 years previous and have been a photographer for the previous 14 years. I don’t actually bear in mind a time in my life with out pictures. From the very starting of my pictures profession, I started photographing canines—my adventures began with my golden retriever, Luna, that I acquired after I was 12. Lots of of 1000’s of images later I discovered myself right here, a 500px Ambassador for the previous six years. All through my profession my photos have obtained awards in top-class contests. Moreover, I used to be honored as a visitor choose for Canine Images Awards—largest canine pictures contest. Aside from that, I’m a proud proprietor of two border collies—Opi and Tra—with whom I regularly journey by way 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 bear in mind after I offered my first image—I used to be in highschool at the moment, so the amount of cash that I earned appeared so enormous, I believed that I’d 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, in a while, the robust actuality got here that I really wanted to promote a couple of extra images to maintain myself in my grownup life. Since then, I’ve been including to my Licensing Portfolio on 500px and increase my gallery of photos regularly.

Not too long ago, I began capturing life-style content material strictly to be offered as “inventory” images. I’m at present very pleased with my 500px Licensing assortment, which I have to admit sells fairly effectively.

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

Q: You’re touring to the Netherlands quickly! What are you most enthusiastic about, and do you may have any photoshoots deliberate?

A: Other than the photoshoot I’ve deliberate of my very own canines within the tulip fields of Netherlands, I can’t wait to fulfill up with my buddy Auderey Bellot. Auderey can be a canine photographer! Images isn’t solely about taking photos, however it’s concerning the neighborhood and new friendships. I take pleasure in speaking and exchanging experiences with different photographers.

Moreover, I’d additionally prefer to recreate among the photographs I took final yr in a a lot smaller tulip subject in Poland. The shoot I want to recreate was of my youthful canine Tra, who was 4 months previous on the time. I’d like to see the distinction between the 2 images 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 means of conceptualizing and executing your life-style shoots?

A: Most of my life-style images 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 firstly of the pandemic. That was the primary time I requested my mates to pose for images; this was a very totally different style of pictures than I used to be used to. The following Quest I participated in was “house candy house” in the course of the pandemic. I taught myself easy methods to cook dinner (so I may {photograph} this course of). The outcomes I achieved led me to maintain taking part 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 Checklist Quests! Other than that, I similar to having my digicam close to me to {photograph} my canines after they play or sleep. Identical with my canine pictures—aside from lovely portraits I attempt to catch the moments the place the canines are simply being canines and are having fun with themselves.

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

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

A: I all the time begin with asking myself, “what do I need to {photograph}?” Then, whether or not I can execute this plan with the cooperation of my canines, or my buddy’s canines. If not, I announce on Instagram or Fb that I’m on the lookout for particular fashions, and very often, I handle to search out them. Generally I simply discover an account of a canine on Instagram, and it evokes me to visualise a photoshoot in some particular location after which I write to the homeowners 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 all the time reminding Licensing Contributors which you could normally discover nice fashions fairly near house, whether or not turning the lens on pets, household, mates, and even your self. Do you may have any ideas or tips for capturing self-portraits?

A: In fact—I take lots of of images utilizing myself because the mannequin! At present essentially the most handy resolution for me is to place my digicam on a tripod, books, or perhaps a stack of garments, after which launch the distant app on my telephone. For those who don’t have the power to hook up with your digicam by way of Bluetooth or WIFI, you should utilize a distant management or set the digicam to take photos each two seconds. In conditions the place I’m taking self-portraits with my canines, I typically want the assistance of one other one who can press the shutter button and {photograph} a collection of predetermined photographs 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 digicam and lens selections? How does capturing canine pictures versus life-style content material affect your setup?

A: At present, I take advantage of Nikon Z9, which I have to admit is sort of heavy, however the high quality of images is simply astonishing. Because of a excessive variety of FPS, I can seize the perfect second of even essentially the most dynamic scenes. With regards to the lens, in canine pictures I primarily use the 135mm f/1.8 for each portraits and dynamic photos. Alternatively, after I create life-style content material, I want 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 all the time altering and evolving to replicate the considerations, wants, and values of the instances. What’s a technique 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 images I present the on a regular basis pleasures which are typically arduous to admire. In fact, I additionally like to seize the pure happiness in canines that I believe we will all be taught from!

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

Q: For those who had an infinite price range to execute any shoot you dream of, what wouldn’t it be?

A: I’d like to do a photoshoot of my canines in Iceland! Sadly, the factor stopping me isn’t solely the funds, but additionally the truth that you possibly can solely convey your personal canine to Iceland after a one-month quarantine there. That’s the reason I most likely received’t have the ability to fulfill this dream, however possibly I can compromise and {photograph} another person’s canines

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 after 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 technique simply to {photograph} a fantastic 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 picture featured within the Sony World Images Awards.

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

Q: Do you may have any distinctive or quirky private rituals or routines that you just comply with earlier than a photoshoot?

A: Normally, my rituals are arriving slightly early to scout one of the best location and get accustomed to the area and greatest lighting. Because of a few years of expertise, it solely takes me a second, after which I can transfer on to capturing. However, if I {photograph} my very own canines, I all the time give them as a lot time as they should familiarize themselves with the place and to settle down.

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