Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dogfaceboy

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Dogfaceboy!!
serena and gretschen
If you had asked me when I was pregnant what I wanted to have, I would have told you this: a confident, beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful, kick-ass guitar playing girl. I won the lottery.


sewings
I love birds. But I especially love crows. I collect crow things and even dress up as a crow for Halloween. One day, after back surgery, when I felt so immobile, I decided to depict myself as a crow who couldn’t fly because of damaged wings, and I knew that only I could fix them, just as only I could make myself fly again. I have run about ten miles this week. Amazing what you can do if you put your mind to work on your body

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I got my first 35mm camera for a high-school photography class. I bought it from my cousin for $50—a Pentax Spotmatic, which is an amazing camera. I have not put the camera down since 10th grade, and I’m now forty-[inaudible mumbling].


2: Equipment you use?

I just replaced my Nikon D200 with a D90, and I’m in love with the 35mm 1.8 lens. (If I had a 1.4, I’d never be able to take a picture in the daytime! This D90 lets in lots of light; I’m not used to that!)

3: Mac or PC?

There’s not a chance in the world that I would ever own a PC. Macs are intuitive and a joy to use.


4: What inspires you?

Beauty. And I find beauty in everything, even if it’s a sad beauty or an ugly beauty—road kill, the dilapidation of poverty, an orange crane poking a hole in the skyline.

5: Preferred subject matter?

It’s cliché to love shooting my daughter, but she’s so gorgeous. I’m also intensely fascinated with bug and flower macros. Cliché, but that’s too bad! And I love costumes, especially masks. It's amazing how much you can tell from a body and the eyes when the face is covered.

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

I would like to capture that thunder and hugeness of when a thousand crows take off at the same time. It's never quite as grand as real life.

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

I have been through periods of guilt over loving what I do and feelings that I am a fraud. A happy, paying client erases all that. And when my husband, who is the toughest customer, loves what I'm doing, it helps. But I decided on January 1 to stop giving myself negative messages. If you tell yourself you suck often enough, you will start to believe it, and you will start to suck. So why not remind yourself every day that you're getting better by the minute? No more messages from the Suck Voice. I'm done with that.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

I have a Master’s degree in graphic design, but I’m a writer before I am anything. I have an MFA from Goucher College, and Simon & Schuster published my first book last year—Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt.

9: Plans for the future?

I’d like to write another book, probably about music or birds. I'd love to do a coffee-table book, too, and I have an idea I can't disclose. But I think my photography future sees me reading the manual of my D90 and learning how to use a Speedlite!

10: In one word, describe your photography.

lush

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Inmacor

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Inmacor!!

El artista
This photography is the kind of shot I like, scene, history, light, tones,....everything in a trip

Magic tree
This is an old shot, but I've received writings from all the world telling me how it has impressed them. I like this shot very much.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
-About five years, the last three with more dedication

2: Equipment you use?
Camera Canon EOS 400 D
Lens 18-55; 18- 200
occasionally a Pentax compact

3: Mac or PC?
PC

4: What inspires you?
Everything can be a source of inspiration if I thing if it is a nice frame, a especial light ...
En Español

Me inspira algo que tenga un buen encuadre una hermosa luz


5: Preferred subject matter?
Nature, and trip photography to capture the essence of the cities and people. In my trips I feel free to look around me.

En español
La naturaleza, la fotografía de viajes, capturar la esencia de las ciudades y la gente. En los viajes me siento libre para mirar alrededor

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
I'd like to take a different raining scene, something special.
And always an unrepeatable moment

Español.
Me gustaria captar una escena de lluvia diferente, algo especial
tambien un momento irrepetible

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
With my friends photographers, most of them are flickers

Español

Con mis amigos fotografos, la mayoria de flickr

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
One course of photography and Photoshop

I' m basically self- taught

9: Plans for the future?
To learn more about lighting, postprocesing, good photographers and continue traveling!!

Español

Aprender mas, sobre iluminacion, postprocesado, aprender de buenos fotografos y continuar viajando!!
Poder seguir disfrutando de este espacio de libertad

To be able to keep having fun in this freedom space !!

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Warm?

Español
Calidez? Luz?

Friday, April 09, 2010

Lal Khan

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Lal Khan!!
Childhood
Childhood

The map of life
The map of a life
This is my fav I wish to find people like these every time when I am out but that doesn’t happen often, for me this is a face I cant forget.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I would say about 3 and a half years when in August 2006 I got the hold on to my first digital camera Canon S5is and began to find people in love for photograph.

2: Equipment you use?
Now mostly I shoot with Canon 5D but I still have my old canon S5is with me.
Lenses:
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 70-200mm f4
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

3: Mac or PC?
PC all the way

4: What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from so many different ways. But the biggest inspiration for me is when I am into light, people and nature all in once.

5: Preferred subject matter?
I could shoot anything thing what catch my eyes ..from people to landscape Then to give some artistic expression with processing. The most important thing is the communication of the image and I feel good to work using Photoshop on every image if possible :-)


6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Wedding of a hundred year old couple :-)


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I'm self taught.

9: Plans for the future?
I would love to travel to the places where I haven't been to yet. and most importantly with a hope for the more stronger imagination and eye to look for the best possible moments and keep on experimenting a bit more than I used to now and perfect my style and learning.

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Enjoy !!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sapaho

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Sapaho!!

Feels like some kind of ride...
feels like some kind of ride...
This sort of sums up one side of me - the macro loving, beauty seeking, flower loving part.
I love how this looks like its dancing and twirling and the quote seemed to fit. I love it when I find the perfect words for my shots.


Raining on their parade
raining on their parade
An oldie (from the p+s days) and one of my most popular shots.
This is a mummy shot - its my girls and their best friends on a typical winter Saturday at the market in Hobart.
It's fun and it's happy and it epitomises the beauty of taking photos for the wonderful memories they help create and nurture

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I've been taking photographs for ever it seems.
My first camera would have been given to me when I was about 10 - a yellow splash proof Konica. I loved it. Film was soooo expensive though and I wasn't allowed to play as much as I would have wanted.
I've had great P+S cameras since - an Olympus Mju that travelled the world with me and took amazing shots (unfortunately it froze to death on a snowy mountain) and now a Sony cybershot.

2: Equipment you use?
I have a Nikon D80 (purchased purely on recommendations from my favourite flickr photographers) that I love.
I have the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 and the big boy the NIkkor 105mm f/2.8G.
I still carry my Sony cyber shot in my handbag when I'm out and about with the kids

3: Mac or PC?
New Mac and I love it.
I think I understand my old PC better tho :-p

4: What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from so many places - my kids, the simple parts of my daily life, the light, the changing seasons, flickr photographers, books, anything beautiful....

5: Preferred subject matter?
I'm a flowers girl!!
I like my garden and how it changes, my house and the things in it and my kids (but they don't make it on to flickr much - they just clog up the hard drive)

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
I would love to get a shot of the whole family, looking normal, looking at the camera and smiling....too much to ask??!!

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I don't really confide in anyone about my art as such.
The techie questions go to K (Khantipol or kktp), Geisha, Charlie and Kiwi GaL

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
No qualifications in anything to do with photography - I don't photoshop and embarrassingly I still don't know what all the buttons on my camera do.

9: Plans for the future?
I'd love to do a phototgraphy course and learn how to use my camera properly.
I want to travel with the DSLR and revisit some of the beautiful places we've been to that I only had the P+S for
I want to get to Sydney and meet all those fabulous flickr girls I talk to all the time on line.
I want more time....

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Moments
(of beauty....to remember....that touch my heart...that make me gasp...).