Friday, July 18, 2008

Maureen F


-- from Maureen F. - (?)

This photograph was taken when I just gotten my first DSLR camera and was just learning to use it. I like it because it was one of the first shots taken with this camera in which I played with it in Photoshop, which I was also just learning to use. It was a fun capture to play with and I was pleased with how it turned out.

-- from Maureen F. - (?)

To me this represents the beauty of nature. When I look at this photo of the Bee and Pansy.. I can remember clearly, taking it and really enjoying the moment. What the eye sees..and to capture it as well as possible is so wonderful.. I hope that I did so in a small way here.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I have always enjoyed photography as a creative medium but did not seriously get into photography until I was given a point and shoot digital. Ironically, Photography was what I wanted to study in College but my Parents told me that no one makes money taking pictures they told me to choose something else!!
About 2 years ago, I discovered Flickr through a wonderful Icelandic photographer named Helga otherwise known as HKVAM.. I fell in love with her I signed up with Flickr and about 4 months later decided to go public with a simple photo of one of my birds and the rest is history!

2: Equipment you use?

Canon Rebel XTi
Lenses: Canon EF 100 mm F/2.8 macro USM
Canon EF 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 USM
Canon EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III USM

3: Mac or PC?


4: What inspires you?

The world around me, music and of course, many wonderful and amazing Flickr Photographers !! I learn so much from the many talented photographers here on Flickr !

5: Preferred subject matter?

None but I seem to shoot a lot of flowers !! I guess its because they are a handy medium in which to learn the technical aspects of photography..

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

Landscapes. I have not really captured a good landscape to my satisfaction yet.....

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?

No one really, I tend to internalize but I do ask questions from other photographers when in doubt and make an effort to read more about photography there are so many wonderful photographers on Flickr in which to gain inspiration!

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

none, self taught and still learning.....and I have a lot to learn!

9: Plans for the future?

No plans really..though it would be wonderful to do this for a living....For now I am just looking forward to where all this will take me.

10: In one word, describe your photography.

an exploration

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