The site’s name: “Photographer – Novi Sad” describes on the simplest way who am I and what I do. My name is Iboja Balaz and I'm a professional photographer.
From the moment I first held the camera in my hands I knew that was what I wanted to do for a lifetime.
After I finished photographer school, it was logical for me to take a job in a photo lab and gain the necessary experience in that job. I walked all the way: from film processing, hand making photos under the red light, making photos on photo machine, classical methods for retouching negatives, and of course photographing all kinds of events. In the last few years I mainly deal with wedding photography. It's a job that I love, which gives me the opportunity to be creative and to make other people happy.
From its beginning to the present day, photography has come a very long way. From glass photographic plates through black and white, and then color films to the memory card. Simply, it was a technological breakthrough that allowed it to be more realistic and easier for capturing moments which are worth remembering. Therefore, there is not compromise when I’m choosing my tools. Since the beginning of my career I used Nikon photo equipment, so it was logical for me to continue with using Nikon DSLR cameras. Only superb cameras and lenses can be found in my backpack.
For those interested, here is the list of my equipment:
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
Nikkor 50mm f1.4G
Nikkor 135mm f2 DC
Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8 fisheye
Nikkor 14 - 24mm F2.8
Nikon SB 900 AF Speedlight
Nikon SB 800 AF Speedlight
Nikon SB 600 AF Speedlight
Photography is my call. The best feeling you can have as a professional photographer is a joy when you submit completed album to the newlyweds and see their beaming while they are flipping through pages and viewing photos that you have made. I try to take care of all the work as professional as possible. Since I took my first photo of the wedding I’ve tried to improve every aspect of my work. Albums and photo books I produce are better at quality. I offer special boxes for carrying and storing albums. I also offer photo books with several different sizes.
When I’m shooting, there is no compromise. I’m always maximally dedicated to my job, so the end results are the best possible photos. I photograph all over Serbia, but the seat of my company, as the name “Photographer Novi Sad” says, is related to Novi Sad where I usually photograph.