The first few weeks of January have been some of the coldest weather Toronto has experienced in quite some time. Hamilton and the rest of Ontario were no exception to this. As a photographer, ...
Tudor’s journey into the world of photography was not an obvious one, but a dedicated one at the very least once he discovered his passion for photography. As a young child he absolutely hated being in photos. He was however always fascinated by the complexity of his grandfather’s film SLR camera. An old camera that his grandfather had purchased in Russia, while on a business trip from his home country Romania. Tudor would go on to spend countless hours observing his grandfather working in a dark room developing pictures.This interest in photography was soon forgotten when Tudor’s family immigrated to Canada in 2000.
Years later, as an aspiring actor, Tudor was at the top of his drama class in high school. Part of his drama studies, students were required to write a weekly journal. As the creative soul as Tudor was, it didn’t take long for him to innovate his journaling among his peers. Instead of writing boring journal, Tudor soon starts to use different forms of media. At first he started with a voice recorded journal. Soon after he evolved that idea and started making home videos as a replacement to the journals.
To do this, he purchased his very first camcorder, a cassettetype JVC camcorder. After he stumbled across a website that would forever change his life…
That website was video-copilot.net. Captivated by the ability to create his own video special effects, Tudor’s love for creating videos became even bigger. He went on to teaching himself how to become a better filmmaker with more advanced camera work, better editing, and the addition of special effects and motion graphics.
After a few years of praticing his craft, the HD video revolution was in it’s infancy. It was finally for Tudor to buy his first HD camera. While researching his options for an HD camcorders, the first generation of video DSLRs hit the market. After much research he decides to buy the Canon T1i, thinking that the capabilities of having both video and photography all in one device would be most cost effective.
After years of focusing on video production, both working on his own projects and working for his University broadcasting club, MACtv, Tudor slowly started progressing towards a bigger interest in photography. As much as he liked working in a team environment in film, photography was far more therapeutical as he could adventure out into the world by himself. Slowly upgrading his gear from a Canon T1i to a T2i, then a Canon 60D, Tudor continued to develop his photography skills.
By 2013, Tudor was committed to becoming a better photographer, and to pursue it in a more professisonal matter. His first professional purchase started with the Canon 5D Mark III in that same year. After putting that camera through its paces for many wonderful years, he eventually switched to mirrorless cameras by 2018, with the purchases of the Sony A7R III and the Canon EOS R.
As a self taught photographer Tudor prefers the freedom and creativity of venturing out in the world doing landscape photography, but often enjoys other types of photography as well. Studio he enjoys studio work, Tudir prefers to capture the essence and beauty of the outside world in its organic form.