Frequently Asked Questions

I tend to get asked quite a few questions through my social media channels and email so I figured I'd just write a few down here.

This whole section will be updated over time.

Do you only shoot portraits?

The majority of my paid work is portraiture but I am currently expanding into travel work.

How do you make a location look nice in bad weather?

It depends what you're shooting. If you're on a portrait or fashion shoot, sometimes bad weather is just bad weather and there's nothing you can do but seek a different, covered location or just wait it out.

If you're shooting travel it's a bit easier as the whole point of shooting travel is trying to capture the feel of the location itself. A lot of cities and town look amazing in "bad" weather. Paris is stunning with it's sparkling lights reflecting off of puddles and glistening pavements. It's all about incorporating the weather into the beauty of the location.

Do you work with travel brands?

I do indeed. If you're interested just drop me an email at contact@korayhussein.com.

Where would you like to travel next?

This is a tough one since there are so many incredible places I haven't been to yet. South America is pretty high on my list but I feel like I haven't even nearly explored enough of Europe yet either.

Where can I find models who want to collaborate?

If you're literally just starting out then the best thing to do would be to start shooting with family members or friends. It'll help you find your footing in a much more relaxed environment than if you were to just approach a stranger on Instagram. You'll learn some valuable lessons about posing and lighting.

Can I come and assist on a shoot?

Whilst I would love to be able to bring others along to my shoots, it would tend to go against the way I shoot. I try to keep my shooting teams as small as possible with only the essential personnel there. I am looking into the idea of doing workshops and one on one lessons sometime soon though so if you are interested then let me know via the contact page.

How to become a full-time photographer?

This one I can't really answer because it's going to be different for everybody. I started off as a writer/blogger and needed images to go along with the content I was writing plus content for our social media. I gradually made the switch over to portrait photography after growing a small base of clients whilst shooting as a hobby. This then slowly transitioned into shooting cityscape and lifestyle work for travel brands.

How do you find your outdoor locations?

I try my best to at least once a week go out on a scouting day and literally walk around a certain area of London just looking for interesting or cool streets that would work for a shoot. I am currently working on a page to add to my site where I can share interesting spots for photographers.

How much should I charge?

Again, there's no definitive answer for this as what you're really putting a price on is your time and your time may be more or less valuable to you than to another photographer. I'd say pick a figure that "feels" right for you and then adjust with demand/available time.

Who do you use for your portfolio site?

I currently use Format and find that their service is perfect for what I need.

How do you find your outdoor locations?

I try my best to at least once a week go out on a scouting day and literally walk around a certain area of London just looking for interesting or cool streets that would work for a shoot. I am currently working on a page to add to my site where I can share interesting spots for photographers.

What camera equipment do you shoot on?

All the work you see on my website was either shot on my old setup of a Fujifilm X-T2 or on my current setup which is a Canon EOS R.

My preferred focal lengths are 28mm, 35mm & 50mm.


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