About Me

eu2-620x413Ma numesc Bogdan Zop si sunt un fotograf din Bucuresti, Romania, in varsta de 27 de ani.

Pasiunea pentru fotografie a inceput in urma cu 10 ani aproximativ, din dorinta de a imortaliza momentele petrecute in skate park-ul Herastrau unde alaturi prietenii mei, zi de zi, faceam diverse scheme pe role.

In scurt timp am realizat ca este ceea ce imi doresc sa fac in viata si primul pas a fost sa ma inscriu la Cursul de Tehnica Fotografica de la Universitatea Populara “Dalles” sub indrumarea domnului profesor Dumitru Mociornita, unde ca finalitate a fost premierea cu titlul de “Tanara Speranta” de catre Nikon Romania si Universitatea Populara “Dalles”.

La scurt timp dupa absolvirea cursului, fotografia a devenit si parte din viata mea profesionala, devenind Consultant de vanzari la magazinul foto F64 Studio.

Din dorinta si ambitia de a ma specializa si de a aprofunda fotografia, dupa 2 ani de consultanta la F64 Studio,  am decis sa duc studiile la un alt nivel si am fost acceptat la universitatea din Marea Britanie – Canterbury Christ Church University, sectia Fotografie, pe care am absolvit-o dupa 3 ani.

In timp ce eram student am participat la Google Photography Prize sectiunea Action alaturi de 19.000 de participanti din 148 de tari si am reusit sa ma incadrez in Top 100, aceasta fiind cea mai buna realizare pe partea competitionala.

Dupa absolvire,  m-am intors in Romania unde am continuat sa lucrez ca si consultant la F64 Studio, insa cu pasi mici m-am indreptat catre o cariera exclusivista de fotograf freelancer, iar dupa inca 2 ani am reusit sa lucrez exclusiv doar ca fotograf, incheind colaborarea cu F64 Studio.

 

My name is Bogdan Zop and I am a 27 years old freelancer photographer based in Bucharest, Romania.

My passion for photography started 10 years ago, from the need of recording the time spent in the Herastrau skate-park, where next to my friends, I was doing all kind of rollerblading tricks.

I realized that photography is what I want to do from that moment and I started to study Photography Techniques at Popular University “Dalles” from Bucharest, where at the end I was rewarded with the title of “Young Hope” by Nikon Romania and Popular University “Dalles”.

After a short while, photography became part of my professional life, becoming a Sales Expert at the local camera shop F64 Studio.

From the wish and the ambition of getting specialized and have e proper degree, after two years of being a sales expert, I decided to join Canterbury Christ Church University in United Kingdom, and after three years of studying Photography, I graduated with BA Photography Degree.

While I was a student, I’ve tried my luck at Google Photography Prize – Action category, next to 19.000 participants from 148 countries and I joined the Top 100.

After graduation, I got back in Romania where for a while I’ve continued to work at the camera shop, but with small steps I ended up becoming a Full Time Freelancer Photographer.