Flariden dela Torre is a passionate photo enthusiast and now a fulltime photographer. Doing shoots for portraits, weddings, fashion and more. He also teaches basic photography and photo editing.
Tell us a little about yourself and your photography.
Im a full time Filipino photographer based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates. Currently the General Manager, Partner and Chief
Photographer of Great Image Middle East FZ LLC. I started
photographing as a passion in 2004. Then, I started formal
photography training at various photography workshops facilitated by International Photographers.
Why did you start taking photos?
I love visual arts and ever since I was a child my dream has
been to study something related. Unfortunately, due to some
circumstances I studied another field. When I came here to Abu
Dhabi, I got a chance to study Photography and this is now the start
of my long journey of photography. I will be happy to stay in this
field until I retire!
Your model photography shows your love of color and detail.
What is your secret to photographing people?
I just put my heart in every click that I’ve done specially in
Portraits and Wedding Events. Planning, making a concept,
composition and emotions are important to me.
How do you capture the personality?
Here is where the magic happens – not sure. Perhaps because of my
style of composition or it is just the way I shoot.
You also do amazing work at various events. Tell me more
about how you tell a story of an event and make it come alive.
This is one that I’ve learned from a great mentor, just capture the
emotions of people, make it natural and candid and not a documentary
What are some other photographic projects you enjoy working
In addition to wedding and portraits I do corporate events and
What kind of a camera and lenses do you primarily use and
how do you select your equipment?
II normally use a Nikon Full Frame DSLR Cameras and I use Nikon
lenses with fixed apertures and prime lenses. I do research and ask
other professionals for advise in selecting equipment.
Can you name some tips for those who want to start a
IIf you really want to start photography business, it should be your
passion, you should love this field from the start. Because for me,
if you think it is just a business, you will end up unhappy .
Everything will follow once you are dedicated and you love
photography from the start.
Thanks Flariden for sharing your stunning portraits!
To see more of Flariden’s photography please check out his
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