Saturday, June 30, 2007
I love how macro can take us further than he human eye can see clearly and allow us to delve deep into mother natures little world of glory....
When taking macro photographs of flora, I tend to get lost in them in a good way!
1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I started to get really interested in photography since the age of 13, when my father bought me my first 35mm slr camera, a Canon AE1 Program. I slowed on the subject for some years as marriage and children took over.... But I recently rekindled my love with photography again after I was accidentally introduced to digital with my very first camera phone.... Since then, my love for photography has grown deeper and deeper and my bank balance has got smaller and smaller!
2: Equipment you use?
I currently use a canon rebel/350D.
canon 430EX flashgun
60mm Macro Lens
50mm F1.8 prime lens
75-300mm canon zoom lens
18-55mm kit lens
cokin P series flters
3: Mac or PC?
I have always been a PC girl.... Mac will just get the better of me.... this I know!!
4: What inspires you?
I find great inspiration in Flickr, but my main inspiration comes from everyday natural beauty that a lot of us can simply overlook.
5: Preferred subject matter?
My preferred subject matter is nature in macro form as you ill see from my images above.... But I am always trying to diversify and try new things.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
LOL.....A pan shot, yes i know... very random.....But I have tried to capture my youngest son riding his bike whilst the rest of the world zooms by him..... but alas, up to now it has not happened! I will continue to persevere... so maybe one day!
7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I have some wonderful friends that I have me through flickr who are always there to help when I need them...KristinHayes, Andreinafrica, Jwas, plus many many more but should I ever feel the need to confide in somebody about my work [and it does happen quite often!], I will always turn to whom I consider to be one of my closest friends, Johnnypearl, he is the very best for giving me the advice and encouragement i need to get back on track again.
8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I'm purely self taught with most things i do, along with a little help from friends and family.
9: Plans for the future?
I have no formal plans for the future, but I hope to carry on enjoying life to the full with my five boys [hubby included!] recording and documenting along the way with my ever faithful 350D!
10: In one word, describe your photography.
Goodness...That's not easy!!! I guess it would have to be 'Exploration'.... Because that's just what photography is to me...one huge exploration of life... in picture form!