Who are you? Hi! My name is Raphael Rangel, I’m 24 years old. I’m from Brazil and live in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital. I am studding Administration at College. Music and Photograph are two of my biggest passions, so I decided to use the both as a tool of my dream. I can go to concerts and photograph, taking moments for ever. I can show to everyone my vision and feelings about everything through a camera. That isn’t my only work; I do take section of photos of babies, brides, parties, weddings, and many others.
How did you start?: Since I was a child I used to photograph everything and everywhere that I liked to register the moment forever, but only for fun. Few years ago I worked at bank and there met a guy who became my friend and he teached me photographers stuff. Then I started to work professionally, first in my family’s events, after in concerts. I studied a lot of photograph until one day that I had the opportunity to cover a concert of local band. This day was awesome, and I realized that was exactly what I want to do to rest of my life. I never stopped anymore.
What’s in the bag?: In my bag I always carry my Nikon D3100, 50mm 1.8 / 70-300 5.6, 55-200 5.6 and a Fish Eye. At moment that’s all I use, but I certainly will improve my equipments.
Which photographers do you admire? I am searching for good references all the time, I believe that we can always improve what we do, that’s why I have Lorenço Fabrino as my example, he is famous by Luringa, he is a concert photographer and video maker and also does workshops for teaching tips and shoots. His work is wonderful and very inspiring.
Your top 3 tips for music photographers?: My tips may seem cliché, but these really make me a better professional work by work:
- Study before the events, and study after to see what you can improve
- Practice as much as possible always, doesn’t be afraid of try new things
- Don’t wait to the perfect moment, it doesn’t exist, you make your own perfect moment
My favourite shot is? Request a photographer to choose a favourite photo of him own collection is not a easy work. But there one concert that was awesome, and certainly unforgettable, this one was the concert of Andre Matos who was vocalist of Angra. I took a photo, that is one of my favourites, all the circumstances at this photo moment was perfect, and so the photo.
How can we find out more about you and find more of your work? For anyone who want to follow me and see more about my work can find it at my Facebook and Flickr page. I also post all my photos on my Instagram page.