While surfing 500px one night I came across Ivan Nava. A portrait and advertising photographer based in Miami. His website is full of great images with an extensive portfolio there is hours of inspiration here.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born in Washington, DC then I moved to Venezuela when I was 5 years old, and lived between USA and Venezuela my whole life, right now I am based in Miami. I am passionate about food, technology and cars… Later I got a BFA in Visual Communication back in 2005. Right now I work now as an portrait/commercial photographer and an Art Director for a creative social media agency
What made you get into photography?
I felt attracted my whole life to photography but back in 2000 I was working on a website related to professional racing cars and they needed a photographer to take the picture of the cars
How did you get started?
My boss gave me a Sony camera with 3 Megapixels, to photograph the cars for the website
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
What gear are you using?
2 Nikon D700 Bodies, One D7000
Whats your favourite lens and why?
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
It’s the lens I use everyday, works for everything (Picture quality, bokeh, versatility, portability, low light, landscape, portraits…Well you get the point, haha)
How are you marketing yourself?
Basically Social Media: Twitter and Facebook
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
“Miami rare still”
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Shoot as much as you can, that’s the best way to learn and master light in every single condition… Shoot, shoot and never stop shooting!