What do you need to know about me? Not much, really. The most essential things will be clarified if you read my blog now and then… I guess you already know my favourite interests and that I am a woman. Maybe I´m a buddhist. I still avoid treading on ants.
I have some experience of life as I have already been here for the first half of it – provided I will have an average length of life. A great deal of it, so far, has been dedicated to travelling, and travel experiences will be quite apparent in many of my posts.
Five at Five Questions
- When and how did you start on your photographic journey?
I was about 10-11 and my grandmother had an old “box”, a Brownie. It still worked, and I was hooked. Bought a Kodak Instamatic and took some photos of friends and nature. Most photos were useless…and the whole process cost too much for a young school girl. I got more serious about 15 years ago, because before that, my boyfriend/husband had a much more fancy camera than I could afford – or wanted. So he took all the photos from many years of extensive travels. Today I regret I didn’t buy a camera of my own earlier, because all our travels in Asia, Africa and South America are now tucked away in slides.
- What subject do you like photographing the most?
Nature, flowers, close-ups and macro.
- Have you been influenced by other photographers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite photographer?
I guess I am always influenced by others – bloggers and photographers. That is part of the fun – see and learn, give and take. Favourite photographers are Matthias Klum https://www.mattiasklum.com/prints and Tom Warren https://aquietpath.wordpress.com/ and https://tomwarrenphoto.wordpress.com/
- What is the go-to camera equipment that you use regularly and what software do you use to process your images?
I have a Nikon d7000 that I love, but I have left it on the tripod for macro shooting – it is too heavy for me these days. I bought a mirrorless Fujifilm XT4 which is my main camera now. For processing I use Lightroom and Photoshop, sometimes Nik.
- What is your favourite method of processing an image? (i.e., colour, monochrome, saturated, dreamy look etc)
My processing mainly consists of making shadows less dark, removing irritating spots and cropping. I love to try new things though, but seldom use them for my blog…Some images I make softer, because I like a smooth touch better than a knife sharp one. But it all depends on the image and what I want to say with it. I must admit I am a colour girl – monochromes are wonderful for drama and portraits (Tom Warren is a master…), but…I usually end up keeping the colours.
Thank you, Ann-Christine, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.
Next Week’s Intro is Jean of Pearl St. Gallery.