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Nika is a freelance photographer, working mostly in the very inspiring and challenging field of concert photography. Since there is no place and time for half measures, she decided for photographing a special genre of music - heavy metal and rock events. Bad lights or no lights at all, jumping members of the band, heavy movement on stage and limited amount of time for photography (usually photographers in the photo pit are allowed to spend first two, up to maximum three songs per band that is performing) are the things, that make Nika's photo-shootings so exciting.

As a now long-term Pentax user, she started back in 2004 on the Pentax *ist D model, followed by the K100D and kit lenses. Her first major upgrade was the K10D camera with two kit lenses, which lasted all the way to year 2013, when she finally moved to a recent pro-level camera, the K-5 II. Whilst light is the photographer's paint, the brush here is a glass-based, creative tool. Therefore today Nika "paints" with the following lenses: 50-150 f/2.8, 17-70mm f/2.8-4 and 17-50mm f/2.8. Her work varies from photographing the events in small clubs, up to big festivals all over Europe. As these models are not very commonly seen in the hands of concert photographers, Nika's work actually proves the quality of the underrated range of Pentax cameras and how they are capable of delivering extremely good results in such a demanding field of photography. More of her work can be seen on her webzine & photography webpage http://uranianwilly.net.