Featured Artist: Jane Iskra

Jane Iskra is a destination wedding photographer travelling the world to capture the most romantic weddings in the most amazing locations. She travels and works with her husband Anton. Jane's imagery is unique and speaks to all of us, whether we are photographers or avid travellers. 


Tribe Collective: Can you tell us what was the inspiration for this session? Do you have any interesting details to share with us?

Jane Iskra: As a rule, I prepare a lot for each photoshoot I do (no matter if it's an inspirational shoot or a wedding/elopement). Several days prior the shoot, I already know what couples are going to take with them, what outfits they'll have and so on. And the last very important thing is that I visit all the places where I'm going to shoot before the shoot, so I know what kind of light I'm going to have and where the sun will be. I'm all about preparation.


TC: What preset do you use to edit your images?

JI: I use the Flint & Steel presets by Tribe Red Leaf.


TC: Can you give us a list of the gear you use for your sessions and weddings?

JI: I used my favourite camera body, a Canon 5D Mark 3 and 2 lenses, the Canon 35mm 1.4L & the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art.


TC: What does your post-production process look like?

JI: It's extremely simple. I import all the pictures in Lightroom. Pick the best photos and choose the colour preset I love. After this, I play with the warmth (I normally tend to make photos look a bit warmer than in reality), hues & colours (to take away the colours I don't want to keep). Sometimes I also change toning a bit.


TC: How has your photography style evolved over time?

JI: When I just started my career, I had a lot of people who inspired me very much. I was just dreaming to shoot pics like them. Many years passed and now my main inspiration is movies and cinematography. Of course, I still have a lot of people who inspire me, but now I see them not only as talented photographers but I realize we have a lot of visual art in common.

My ideal recipe to grow intensively is to criticise your work all the time. Challenge yourself & keep growing.


TC: What are your favourite tools for capturing, editing, and enhancing your photographs?

JI: Although I have three camera bodies (for back up) and four lenses to use for different situations, I'm super minimalistic while shooting. I can easily shoot 90% of the wedding using just one body & my favourite Canon 35mm 1.4L. Also, I very rarely use any flash lights during the weddings but just work with the natural light I have.


TC: What is your greatest piece of advice for emerging photographers?

JI: I get a lot of inspiration from watching movies, and studying beautiful photographs by talented photographers. The second & final advice: take your camera with you all the time, shoot really much to feel the frame and after some time and efforts, you'll surely get the results you want.

All images courtesy of Jane Iskra. Images edited with Flint & Steel by Tribe Red Leaf.