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Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Inna Nikitina

NAME: ​Inna Nikitina
Website - https://innanikitina.ru/
Crew Profile - ​https://headshotcrew.com/innanikitina
Instagram -​ ​https://www.instagram.com/inna.nikitina.photo/
linkedin - ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/inna-nikitina-photo/
Facebook - ​ https://www.facebook.com/inna.nikitina.photo

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? I live in Russia, in the beautiful city of Saint-Petersburg.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS? I’ve started to shoot headshots three years ago. It happened when I choose portraits as the main focus of my work. I didn’t know anything about Headshotcrew nor Peter Hurley. I did headshots as an additional option for a portrait session and I used only one speedlight and a reflector. In 2018 I accidentally saw Peter’s video and it defined my professional way.

WHAT IS YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS? I use strobes from Profoto, 2 strip boxes, and 1 softbox. For women, I use triangle lightning and for men, I use both triangle and parallel schemes.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIO. DO YOU OWN IT, RENT IT OR LIVE IN IT? I'm currently renting a studio. I have plans to open my own studio and I'm really looking forward to it.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT? I love to shoot people! In general, I do business and personal portraits. The main goal for me is to find a personal charm and charisma in every client and reflect them in my photos.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC? In June of 2018, I was searching on YouTube videos about posing and found a popular clip of Peter's... “It's all about the jaw”. With rapture and excitement, I watched all his available videos. I liked such lively and attractive faces and I was interested in how it was shot. I found information about Peter and the Headshotcrew and contacted the only associated (for that time) photographer in Russia – Maxim Fedorov. We met and he told me about HSC and opportunities for its members.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO JOIN THE CREW ONCE YOU FOUND IT? I joined the Crew in one week when I knew about it.

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU? Five years ago, I did powerlifting and even got a prize in a competition (second place in benchpress) 😊

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU? I’m an optimist. I trust people. The main thing for me in my life – my family. I like to learn and try something new. I love to travel and discover the world.

26 Comments

Peter Istvan's picture
Protégé

Awesome!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thanks Peter!

Mathieu Deslandes's picture
Associate

Nice to know more about you Inna, Would not have guessed you we're a powerlifter :)

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

:)

Robert de Wit's picture
Associate

Fantastic work! I’ve been a fan for a while!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thank you!

Beth Madison's picture
Protégé

Wow, Inna, your portfolio is amazing!! Fantastic work. So strong and powerful. Inspiring!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thank you very much!

Rainer Mueller's picture
Protégé

I like your work very much, Inna.

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thank you, Rainer!

Carolin Thiersch's picture
Associate

Absolutely love your work Inna!!!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thank you very much, Carolin!

James Van Hees's picture
Associate

Inna .... I'm a huge fan!!! Love your Light and expression .... headshot bliss!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thanks, James!

Menno Klaasse's picture
Protégé

Very strong work Inna, love the expressions and light. I still think you have the best ever submitted headshot of the month. The woman in green with her red hair is the strongest shot I have ever seen here in the headshot crew. Big fan of your work!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Wow! Thank you very much, Menno!

Mikala Freitas's picture
Protégé

Really nice to learn more about you outside of your beautiful work

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

😊

Joe Lubong's picture
Protégé

excellent work. love your color grading..

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thanks Joe!

Alisa Ham's picture
Protégé

Wow! Your work in outstanding!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thanks, Alisa!

Carol Spagnuola's picture
Protégé

Beautiful work! Always love seeing your work, it is very inspiring to me.

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thank you, Carol!

Nicolae Pop's picture
Associate

I love Inna's work!

Inna Nikitina's picture
Associate

Thanks:)