Five at Five – Aletta of NowAtHome

This week’s Five at Five Intro features Photographer is Aletta of Nowathome blog. Aletta’s About Page says:

I am Aletta, a retired primary school teacher and now I am mostly at home! 

My husband and I live on the West Coast of South Africa. We love to discover new places, being outdoors and to explore the surrounding area with family and friends!

Five at Five Questions

  •  When and how did you start on your photographic journey? 

My dad was a keen photographer! He always had a camera handy and always encouraged me to try it too. I got my first camera in the 7th grade. I think it was a Kodak.  This picture is one of my first images.

  • What subject do you like photographing the most? 

Anything actually! Although mostly flowers, the ocean, nature, rocks, birds, plants, mountains and Sunsets.  

  • Have you been influenced by other photographers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite photographer? 

I don’t think I have been influenced by one specific photographer, but use a lot of their tips to take better photos. There are so many brilliant photographers that I cannot even decide which one I like most.  Cee inspired me a lot through her blog.  

  • What is the go-to camera equipment that you use regularly and what software do you use to process your images? 

I use my Nikon D3100 for most of my photos, but also use my Cell phone a lot. I’ve also got a little Canon Power shot SX 210 IS that I use occasionally. 

  • What is your favourite method of processing an image? (i.e., colour, monochrome, saturated, dreamy look etc) 

Normally colour, but I also like certain photos in monochrome. 



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Thank you, Aletta, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.

Next Week’s Intro is Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles


24 responses to “Five at Five – Aletta of NowAtHome”

  1. 👌👌👌📷🌹

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  2. A fantastic photographer, & supportive blogger 😃

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    1. I’m really enjoying this series…

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      1. You’re very welcome 🤗

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  3. Thank you so much for the series! 😀

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    1. You are welcome… Thanks for taking part xx

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  4. Another great interview with a talented photographer. I wonder if any of the interviewees – yours or Yvettes – won’t mention our fabulous Cee as an inspiration 😃❤

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    1. Cee is so helpful and inspirational… And I’ve learnt a lot from Cee… Especially with monochrome xx

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  5. Oh I enjoyed reading a little more about Aletta. She is such a joy. I love her photography too! 😀 Also Aletta, thanks for the mention. I learn from you too ;D

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    1. Thank you so much Cee! Much appreciated! ❤

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  6. Great interview with beautiful photos

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  7. I’ve been following Aletta for a while. Thanks for introducing us to her in your interview!

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  9. I enjoyed the photo of the colourful boats on the beach. The boats reminded me of the boats on the beach in Bequia.

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