The main focus of my blog is to have a safe place, a fun place, a creative place and hopefully build a community.
I am like a different person when I have a camera in my hand. My world slows down and I can actually stay in the moment and discover all the marvelous things around me.
Five at Five Questions
- When and how did you start on your photographic journey?
I first fell in love with photography when I took my first photograph on my mother’s Brownie camera. I just remember how good it felt in my hands and the photo I took I thought was perfect. I don’t have that photo now. But the feeling was what the memory is all about. I didn’t get serious about photography until 2010 or so. I never had the money for development of film. So when camera starting being made in the digital format, I was truly hooked.
- What subject do you like photographing the most?
Flowers of course. Second would be close ups of any kind. Then I guess it would be animals or candid photography. Since I don’t live in a big town, let alone city, I don’t get too many candid photos.
- Have you been influenced by other photographers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite photographer?
I learn from every photo I look at, whether on my blog, a magazine, book, etc. I study what I like or don’t like about a photo. And try to mimic what I learn. Many of my teachers have been and continue to be bloggers.
Chris and I will often stop a TV show and analyze the scene and discuss what we like or don’t like. We find people who won photo contests and do the same thing with the winning photos.
Do I have a favorite photographer, probably not. I know when I saw a show on Dorothea Lange, I felt connected to her in some ways.
- What is the go-to camera equipment that you use regularly and what software do you use to process your images?
My go to camera is my Sony A7III. It is a full frame mirrorless camera. My go to lens is Sony E-mount 18-200m lens. I’ve got other lenses I use depending on what I am photographing.
I use Adobe Bridge – Camera RAW for 99% of my editing. If I add text on a photo I do that in photoshop.
- What is your favourite method of processing an image? (i.e., colour, monochrome, saturated, dreamy look etc)
Basically most of my photos are in color. I like crystal clear sharpness most of the time. In some cases I do use bokeh depending on my lens and what I want the photo to come out. At times, I do like editing to black and white, when I photo will look good. I find many photo (flowers) don’t look good in black and white. Although there are some that are stunning.
Thank you, Cee, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.
Next Week’s Intro is Brian Dodd aka as Bushboy