Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Maya Newman

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Maya Newman

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The first one "Missing the Summer" was one of my first ever lomo shots. Taken while being driven through Richmond park on my birthday on a beautiful sunny day.

The 2nd one is "I Want To Live In Brighton". Brighton has great light for taking pictures and I just love the seagulls. I like to catch them in mid air.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I got a pentax in the mid 80's, so since then.

2: Equipment you use?

My main camera these days is a a lomo LC-A, I'll use a Holga if the
conditions are good (bright and sunny). I only shoot on film.

3: Mac or PC?

Definitely Mac.

4: What inspires you?

Travelling always gives a fresh look on the world.

5: Preferred subject matter?

I'm quite obsessive in my choice of subject matter. I can shoot certain
things over & over like pylons, tall buildings, low flying planes, etc. I
have my LC-A with me all the time so I'm just looking and clicking all the time.
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6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that
you REALLY want to capture.


I often see Water Towers and other industrial structures when I'm travelling past on a motorway or in a train but I can't really get close enough to shoot them.

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

My husband Colin. He first showed me how to use a camera.


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

I've got a degree in fine art but my background is as a musician. I approach visual art in the same way I approach music. Instinctively.


9: Plans for the future?

I'm working towards a book which merges my loves of image making and music.


10: In one word, describe your photography.

Obsessive-hypnotic

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

~Geisha~

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: ~Geisha~

I chose this photo because The World Through My Eyes really welcomed it. It was one of my earliest, and was taken when i only had a point and shoot camera. At the time I was just starting on flickr, and playing around with photoshop elements. The response really encouraged me to continue and probably is to blame for my flickr addiction! lol...
barely there

Those who know my stream know this blue as 'geisha-blue' lol...
It's my favourite background, and has become a bit of a signature.
I also seem to have a thing for feathers, and this is one of my faves.

 loving every breath of you...
1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I really became interested in it when i discovered that the point and shoot that i bought in August 2006 had fantastic macro!
Then the addiction progressed to a DSLR in October 2007. So I am really only a newbie! :)

2: Equipment you use?

I don't use the point & shoot much now......but it is a Ricoh Caplio R4, and some of my most popular photos are from that camera.

Nikon D80
18-135mm Kit lens
Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR Micro
Hardly ever use a tripod.
Photoshop Elements 3

3: Mac or PC?

Mac 12" Powerbook

4: What inspires you?

I constantly see things on flickr that inspire me....so i would say the brilliant work of fellow photographers!

5: Preferred subject matter?

that's easy......flowers....feathers....coffee! lol...

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

I have chased many a ladybug.....but they keep running away from me!!!

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

I have a good friend (Acoustic Soul) who often comes on shoots with me, and we often talk about what might make a good shot.
My close flickr contacts are also great for advice technically, especially kktp, Streuth! and .: karenA :.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

ummm...........none......lol....

9: Plans for the future?

I am terrible at planning ahead...........but i plan to learn what my camera can really do! I feel like i've only scratched the surface so far...

10: In one word, describe your photography.

Only one???...........................'soft'

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

iPhotograph

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: iPhotograph


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The first one was rather easy: It's my most fav'ed and commented picture (which I happen to like a lot, too):


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The second one was much harder. I chose this picture of the local forest because I wanted to show that I not only take pictures of animals at the local zoo and I just loved the mood ...

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

1981 I got my first SLR. From then on I used it mostly on vacations. 2001, I bought my first digital camera and my interest in photography grew exponentially. 2004 i bought my first DSLR and photography is now my main hobby...

2: Equipment you use?

A Nikon D200 with some lenses from 10 to 340mm focal length. The details can be found on my profile page.

3: Mac or PC?

At work, I use a PC. At home I use Macs for about 16 years now. Currently, I have a MacPro with Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom for my photo editing.

4: What inspires you?

The world in front of my eyes.

5: Preferred subject matter?

Everything I can point my camera at. ;) I like going to the local zoo or sometimes I just take the camera with one lens with me when I walk my dog and then check out what I can 'find' with that lens.
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6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

Someday I'd like to try some studio work (portraits).

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

I'll post at a german Nikon forum (Nikonpoint.de). They're very discriminating and will show me all the flaws I have missed. Or I'll post them to TMTME and watch for the comments ;)

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

Autodidact. Recently, I found lynda.com and watched some video tutorials for PS CS3.

9: Plans for the future?

Taking more pictures, finding a reason to justify a 300/2.8, ...


10: In one word, describe your photography.
Aware.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

ToniVC

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHER: ToniVC
"Ancient Spirit (revisited)”. This was my first big Flickr success, and a picture that was the start of the processing style that made me known here.

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“Just a Flower”. I chose this one because it was my first published picture and I’m proud of it.

-- from ToniVC - (?)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I started taking pictures regularly in June 2002, when I got my first digital camera from one of my relatives who let me use his own (a Canon PowerShot G2 compact camera). Before that I just had very sporadic contacts with analogic photography (always with very simple compact cameras), but having to wait (and pay!) for the results just made me stay away from photography. I just had no patience nor money…
The coming of digital cameras really was just what I needed! I could take any number of pictures for free! I could experiment without having to wait for the results and having to care about the number of shots I took… In 2003, coinciding with the birth of our first daughter, I bought a Canon PowerShot G3, and used it mainly for family shots. Progressively I started to do more “creative” shots, opened a Flickr account, bought a Canon PowerShot A640, started to play with PhotoShop… and here I am!
So, as you can see, I’m quite new to photography.

2: Equipment you use?
A bare Canon PowerShot A640 compact camera… and various software, mainly PhotoShop.

3: Mac or PC?
PC, but I’m not a Taliban on that subject, hehehe ;) I think that the tools are not so important: what really matters is the result.

4: What inspires you?
Anything I see and I like! I always carry my camera around and shoot whenever I can.

5: Preferred subject matter?
I actually don’t have a preferred subject because I tend to shoot anything I like, as I said before. But on Flickr I’m known for my old architecture shots. I also love doing macro photography.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Maybe any extreme weather phenomena, like a tornado, a big snowstorm or something like that.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I usually ask my wife :) (and sometimes I ask some Flckr friends too…)

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None. I’m absolutely self taught on all photographic aspects, even edition. I’m continuously learning… and I assure you I have a lot to learn yet!

9: Plans for the future?
Buying a better camera, maybe a reflex one, and a great wide angle lens. But it should have a great LiveView mode and rotating LCD screen. I think I couldn’t be without it!

10: In one word, describe your photography.
I don’t think