From the lens: His passion for photography started at a tender age and he expressed it through drawing. Years later, Benjamin Tweny did not wait to go to school to follow his dream, but rather invested in a camera and started practicing what he loves to do.
What is the name of your business?
Why did you join the photography business?
My love for this job started when I was a little boy. I loved drawing. I always wanted to document what I saw and when I grew older, I bought a camera to express my passion.
They say photographers have a third eye.. What sparks you off when you are shooting?
I actually shoot everything I find appealing to the eye, but to be precise, I look at shadows, the sun rays, and the framing.
How much do you charge?
It depends on what kind of photo-shoot. Sometimes I charge per hour, per day or even per three hours. I charge about Shs500,000 for three hours and the client is rest assured to get about 200 pictures. However, the price is negotiable depending on the function, place and who I am working for.
How much did you invest in this business?
Well in photography, we invest every day. I started with an investment of around Shs1.5m, which I used to buy my camera but I am still investing, especially in lenses. Photography is one of the most expensive professions.
Did you study photography?
I did study photography. I am mostly self-taught and I also love consulting people who know more than I do. I try to learn something new every day. I am actually still learning.
What camera would you recommend to someone?
Well, I believe any camera can be good as long as you know it inside out, but personally I admire a Canon 5d mark four. It is a beast and it costs around Shs14m.
How can someone get you for your services?
Anyone who wants my services can check me out on Instagram @tweny_moments and it also has my contacts.