Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Siljegarshol

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER:Siljegarshol

Reliable decision
I chose this because its a very personal picture with a strong personal story.
-- from siljegarshol - (?)

Watching it grow
I like the story it tells...and that its a different story for whoever views it.

-- from siljegarshol - (?)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I have been actively taking pictures only for about a year, but I have always liked taking pictures. I started with macro shots exploring new worlds in my own apartment some years ago.

2: Equipment you use?
My equipment is a nikon coolpix 5000p a point and shoot camera and Nikon D40x.

3: Mac or PC?
I use a PC.

4: What inspires you?
My inspiration can be absolutely anything. But when I come over new techniques I explore them and go wild.

5: Preferred subject matter?
My preferred subjects are impossible to tell, it all depends on my mood and its what I strive for. I try and only take pictures of subjects that I feel has a strong relation to my personality and my own personal language.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
The one thing I really want to capture is actually a friend of mine. And its a portrait of him that I feel shows him truly. Not just a portrait but with a deeper sense to it.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
When I have doubts I just continue. This is all a personal journey and exploration. My doubts make me go further and all I can do is try and understand them and maybe solve them. But I guess I am more open to other peoples views on certain things when I am in this state. So unconsciously I guess its my fellow photographers and people around me.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I have learned everything I know on my own. I search the net, I ask people who know more..etc
Photoshop I learned the basics through school and the rest on my own. I sometimes use Photomatix witch I also learned on my own, but its a very easy program.

9: Plans for the future?
My plans ahead are as always uncertain. I am studying Industrial Design now and I know I will finish my 3 years and then decide after that. Most likely I will find a new location maybe Holland or Berlin and take my masters. All combined with photography :-)

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Exploration

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tarlyn

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER:Tarlyn

This one was the photograph I took that really changed things for me, and made me view my work in a completely different way. I had a friend who had a new baby and I wanted to create an image that had an iconic feel to it. A little like an oil painting, but also had a duality – A feel of the cycle of life – Youth and age or a hidden treasure. Borealnz picked up on this picture and it was icon of the day on TWTMEs
It was the first time any picture of mine had any kind of exposure. It spurred me on, and I will always be grateful

Strangely I am not sure how much I like it now, but it has been good to me.


My second choice is ‘Violin’. I took it very recently. My seven year old son plays the violin, and we were both interested in the idea of playing outside, and documenting it. I was interested in creating a photograph that had an emotional depth to it an a story within it. Also it was just wonderful to do. This is the kind of work I love doing. Taking what could be a domestic shot and transplanting it to a different and unexpected place.

Darkness 2 (the square crop)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I spent my career working in the creative arts – theatre, and film. After having had 3 children (now aged 7, 3 and 2) it was hard to do the time consuming creative work that I had been doing. I felt stuck; I not sure who I was anymore and not sure what to do about it.

18 months ago I picked up a camera and started to take pictures; it was like an epiphany. It was as if the very thing I had been searching for throughout my life was in front of me all the time. The camera, my eyes and mind met and since then I have become obsessed with taking photographs and learning to become a better at it. This is so much more than a hobby.


2: Equipment you use?
I have a two Holgas 135bc and 120CFN
Polaroid Joycam and Polaroid Izone and Polaroid 600
Nikon D70
Nikon D300 (new)
Nikkor 55mm
Nikkor 85mm 1.4
Nikkor 188mm-70mm kit lens
Tokina 12-24mm F4
Speedlight SB800
Phew!

3: Mac or PC?
Always has been and always will be a Mac

4: What inspires you?
Adverse weather conditions
Snow
Characterful people
Surprises
New leaves
Fresh paper
Faces
Snowstorms/domes
My family
Artists
Other Photographers
The northern lights
Light

5: Preferred subject matter?
Currently people
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6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
I would love to do a series of photographs of older people in unusual locations. I’m also planning a photographic project with musicians.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I always have doubts about my art! Maybe it is what drives me.
I confide in my partner, and also JLM a who is on Flickr who I met through PictureThis.
www.flickr.com/photos/what_silence_looks_like/


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None, I’m a self-taught photographer and photoshopper, and am always practicing.
I did get a degree in performance!!


9: Plans for the future?
I’m testing the water at present, taking risks and looking into becoming a pro photographer.


10: In one word, describe your photography.
Engaginglyeclectic

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ilikethenight

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Ilikethenight

After much deliberation,I chose this photo as my personal favorite.

Round Valley View
Round Valley View


I chose this picture because it was so well liked by my family and friends and is my most viewed image on Flickr.

otherworldly
otherworldly


1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I bought my first camera in the mid-eighties,a Pentax LX. After a long hiatus, my interest in photography was renewed when my brother gave me a Sony DSC85 as a Christmas gift

2: Equipment you use?

.Canon 40D,Tamron17-50mmf2.8 zoom,and a Canon 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 image stabilized zoom..

33: Mac or PC?

.PC

44: What inspires you?

.Light,and the way it can totally change the way a landscape looks at different times of the day.

5.5: Preferred subject matter?

Landscapes

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

A perfectly composed and exposed image that satisfies me.

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

My mother,brother Dave,and my friend Joan.

8.8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

Self taught--photo magazines,etc.

9.9: Plans for the future?

To improve my technique and eventually sell some of my images.

1010: In one word, describe your photography.

Aspiring.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Silvia de Luque

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Silvia de Luque

Fishing Stars
Pescando estrellas / Fishing stars
At that time joined a wonderful light and the child fishing with a simple hook. This is one of my favorite photos.

Adagietto
Adagietto
It was an amazing moment. Storm clouds allowed to spend some rays of light illuminating the low clouds and the landscape. Was almost mystical ...

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I always had a camera in my hands, very bad most of the time, until the digital age. My father had a good Canon reflex, but never trusted me and I couldn't use it. On seeing him for so many years with "a jewel" in his hands provoked in me a logical desire for the forbidden. Now, we go out together to photograph each one with his camera, and mine is better! :-)))

2: Equipment you use?

At the moment I use a Canon EOS 350D with various lenses: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 55-200mm, and my two new toys: Sigma 10-20mm and Tamrom 28-300 f3.5-6.3 XR Di VC Macro. I will buy soon the Canon body EOS 40D


3: Mac or PC?

PC

4: What inspires you?

It's very difficult answer this question ... Any moment can be inspiring for me. Inspiration comes when I have my camera in hand, at that time I begin to see the world with photographic vision

5: Preferred subject matter?

The Sea, The Ocean no doubts. Every image is always different because it changes second to second.
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6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

I must photograph still so many things ...

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

Especially in friends, they give me an objective view of my work. Many of them are also flickerties ... ;-)

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

I try to learn everything about Photoshop and other programs (eg Photomatix). It's very useful to know all the tools that I can use later in my work


9: Plans for the future?

Travel, travel and travel to new places with my camera. The world is so big ...

10: In one word, describe your photography.

I want to freeze some moments forever, I don't want to forget anything.
(More than one word, I know…)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Farfarm

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Farfarm

Garçon, s'il vous plait
Garçon, s'il vous plait!
This picture i took at the Jardin du Luxembourg of a waiter in the little teahouse. Closing in on him taking pictures from him while he still was looking the other way....and than when he finally spotted me i got him..Yessssss... :)

Memorial landscape
Memorial landscape
This picture i took of the famous war memorial in Berlin, leaving the site and just than i discovered that lonely tree...which was the moment for a last quick shot....Yessssss.. :)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
When joining a photoclub in the year 2001 i discovered that photography is not only registrating the world but also trying to put something in a photo that does show more of ones own, personal way of viewing it. That moment was an eyeopener to me. And before that i always made slides or was filming.

2: Equipment you use?
.I use a Nikon D2x, and several zoomlenses. Sometimes i use a digital Leica pocketcamera.

3: Mac or PC?
PC

4: What inspires you?
Good photographic light is very inspiring to me and new surroundings on vacations.

5: Preferred subject matter?
I prefer to shoot at street...but have not a specific preferance...if the light is good i like all subjects.

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

I like to take good photographs of one subject making a nice series of at least 12 but better 20 pictures...that will be a challenge for the future.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I have a very good friend, sparringpartner and great photographer on the web. Before posting we always confide in each others work.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
Learnt photoshop and printing by just watching videotutorials, such an easy way to learn...for me.

9: Plans for the future?
Making a nice portfolio and having an opportunity to exhibit my prints....not only at friends or work.

10: In one word, describe your photography.
In one word describing my photography is impossible...but i strive for storytelling, layered pictures that have a nice composition at the same time...