Flash Masters Members Spotlight - Oliver Saillard
Where in the world are you based? Where is the most exciting location you have shot at?
France - Langres
When did you set up your photography business and what genres of photography do you shoot?
I started in 2018, went full time on 2019, and shoot mostly weddings
What would you say has been your most memorable photography job and why?
Not really a job, but shooting at my grandfather's funeral, in order to keep memories and give pictures to my father who couldn't make it to the funeral.
What is your all time favourite photograph you have taken and why?
Personally, I do think the speeches are the most important part of the wedding day. Being able to lit them perfectly, like for this one outside at dusk, with a glowing church far in the background, brings me joy (and sweats while manoeuvring the crowd in order to put the lightstand at the right place).
Reveal one thing you keep in your camera bag that people may not expect to be there. Why is it there?
I have an old Epson printer driver-CD Rom in my bag. Not for installing a driver, but in order to play with it sometimes for reflexions and shoot-throughs.
What is the biggest reason you like using off camera flash?
I can make epic pictures of the party whatever the location, whatever the quality of the dj-lights. Never knowing where I'll shoot, what the lights will be and being confident I'll be able to make the wedding party dance moves lit is reassuring.
What is the best part/biggest benefit of being a Flash Masters member?
The excellence of the awards that push toward being always better.
If you could give one piece of advice to anyone starting out on their flash photography journey, what would it be?
Learn at home how to use flash and modifiers before trying on the field!
We are so thrilled to have Oliver as a Flash Masters member! If you would like to check out more of his work you can see his Flash Masters profile here!
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