Sunday, September 21, 2008



-- from _Neverletmego_ - (?)
My all time favorite photograph "Through". I'd always wanted to do a shoot in a rape seed field, but didn't want it to be like all the others I'd seen before. I just snapped this in between "proper shots" and upon editing through the shoot I saw the potential with the interesting depth of field, and stormy looking clouds above. Also the viewpoint was so much better than other photographs I took as here I was crouched dow

-- from _Neverletmego_ - (?)
My second favorite self portrait "For Reasons Unknown".
This surprisingly wasn't taken with a DSLR, but with a compact Sony DSC-W17, set to self timer at the end of my bed (where I have taken allot of my pictures for my photostream). I had to set it, then jump into position. It's just such a tonal piece, so I thought it would benefit from sepia tones, giving it stronger contrasts. Taken with natural lighting, from the window to the side

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I started experimenting with photography at the age of 16 using black and white 35mm film, and developing it myself at college. I have been using digital more seriously for the past two years (since I was 17), in this time I have slowly taught myself composition etc and photoshop skills.
So to sum it up, I usually say to people that I have been doing it for just over two years.

2: Equipment you use?

Mainly my Nikon D80 with the following lenses;
- 50mm f/1.8
- 35mm f/2 << My fave lens! as its film and all sharp and manual.
- 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
- 20mm f/4
and I had a 18-135mm but it kind of broke...
I have recently bought a Nikon speedlight SB-800, and was given a Nikon speedlight SB-24 but I don't really know how to use them to their full potencial yet..
A 20+ year old tripod, a wireless remote, wireless trigger for studio lighting, an abundance of filters that I was given, not sure what they all do yet...
For my home studio shoots I use my dad's 25 year old studio lights, old and reliable! :)
I have 6 cameras in total, three of which are film, and three of which are digital. Two are recent addictions, a pink holga and a Zenith 80 medium format camera.

3: Mac or PC?

Mac! I made the change just over a year ago, they are so much easier to edit on I find with their handy little screen short cuts etc.

4: What inspires you?

All types of Photographers. Adverts. Props. Clothes. Fields. Magazines. A blank wall, it can be a nice blank background, same with bed/dust sheets. Random locations I find. If I see something I like, it's like a spark which sets off ideas.

5: Preferred subject matter?

People, mainly women. Getting them in something pretty in an interesting location. Adding makeup, styling their hair.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

The sun setting above the sea, it being the most perfect sunset I'd ever seen.

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

My boyfriend, he's really supportive, was talking to him about it last night. He's encouraging me to get out there with my own fancy adverts and approaching companies etc.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

An A in A - Level photography does that count? I've done a foundation diploma in art and design also, achieved a merit in that. I'm completely self taught with Photoshop CS3 extended.

9: Plans for the future?

To make a career in Commercial Photography, I am so passionate about photography, it really would be my dream job. Getting paid for something you already love doing.
But for now, to get more work to build up on my achievements, so far I've been on an album, magazine and book cover. (Book is yet to be published, Jan 09)

10: In one word, describe your photography.


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