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Getting to Know – Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal

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I’ve seen others here do introductions to photographers they enjoy, so I thought I might do this once in awhile as well.  I learn so much from others here, the way they work, and the images they create.  It really is a wonderful place to expand on the hobby we all love so much.

Lately I’ve been enjoying the closer shots and finding out how they’re done, so I thought I’d introduce you to Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal blog.  I really think Robyn has a great eye and I love the exchanges we have in our blogs too.  🙂  To me, that’s what makes Word Press a special place…the friends we meet along the way.  Being the curious sort, I asked her a few questions and she graciously answered, so I put the interview here for you along with a gallery of her images.   To me, her images have a dreamy quality with a lot of depth, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Interview with Robyn from Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal:

1)  How long have you been taking photos and what inspired you to start photography?

My photographic journey began in 2011 when I enrolled in a Visual Arts course.  Part of this course included Fine Art darkroom photography. (Prior to this I took many snapshots from my teenage years, onwards).  Soon after starting this course I realised that I loved taking photos and learning the technical side – and it quickly became something I am very passionate about.  Photography challenges me and satisfies both the creative and technical aspects of who I am and I’m still learning. I love that!

2)  What do you try to convey with your photography, either in style or emotion?

This is a very good question 🙂  ..and one that I think changes a little at times along the way, as I evolve as an artist.  At the core though, my hope is to convey ‘Beauty and wonder’…and on occasion I like to include a bit of fun or a touch of quirkiness.  It’s the way I want to see the world.  I want to capture images that draw my viewer in and make them look twice.  Quite often my subjects are every day and ordinary things, captured in a different way or light..even to the point of abstraction.  I want to make memories.

3)  What camera do you use, what’s your favourite lens and what post processing software do you use?

Camera:  Since 2011, I have been using a Nikon D90 and now as of approximately 2-3 weeks ago, I am using a Nikon D7100 …and loving it!  Lens: My favourite lens is definitely my 50mm! I find it so versatile.  Software:  Initially, I started out post processing with GIMP which is open source software.  Once I moved to processing RAW files, I trialed some different software packages to see what suited me best.  I now work between Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.  Laura also asked me if these images are macros or close-ups and which lenses I used.  For these images, I have used my 28mm and 50mm lenses. Some of the 50mm images also use an added macro lens.  I like to try different things and so I’m happy to experiment towards different outcomes.

4) Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with photography, but you’d like people to know.

Mmm, a fun fact… or maybe two 🙂  Ok, I love to fly!! No, I don’t have wings 🙂  I just love aeroplanes and flying… and I’m happy to be a passenger.  Oh and… I love a coffee to start my day.

 

Thanks so much to Laura for the opportunity to share my photographic passions with you and a couple of fun facts. With each passing day, I hope to take a better photo and learn something new!

 

 

 

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Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

57 thoughts on “Getting to Know – Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal

  1. Nice find Laura. Robyn is a very talented photographer and your interview was great. I’m a follower and love her work.

  2. I too am a follower of Robyn’s blog – in addition to being a good photographer, I enjoy that she has a very playful side to her work –

  3. Great to read your interview with Robyn whose blog I follow and so much enjoy. Best wishes 🙂

  4. Great interview Laura. I will have to check out more of Robyn’s work.

  5. Robyn’s art is really charming, I’m also a fan of her work. 🙂 A lovely introduction Laura!

  6. Reblogged this on Click And Color and commented:
    Some beautiful work!

  7. Great!! Its beautiful art and some pictures are mysterious 🙂 thnx for sharing Laura!

  8. I’m also a fan of Robyn’s work, she has some beautiful images. I like the fun question at the end – good idea!

    • Glad you enjoy Robyn’s work too. Seems I wasn’t the only one! haha Not surprising though because her photography is really good. Glad you liked the fun question. 🙂

  9. Laura, what a lovely post all the way around. I too love Robyn’s work and I have a feeling I am once again pushing the follow button. I like you learn from others’ works and I really find Robyn’s fascinating. Yep, gonna push that follow button. Thank you. Love, Amy

  10. Reblogged this on Fine Arts Journal and commented:
    Today, Im happy to share a little about myself and my journey so far, in an Interview with Laura 🙂
    My many thanks to you, for taking an interest in what I do.
    Gotta love this great community of ours!!

  11. Hey Laura … I already follow Robyn she is one of my favourite photographers. Just love her work. 🙂

  12. I love Robyn and I think this is a good interview, making me knowing her much more.

  13. Beautiful testimony, wonderful photos, dear Robyn! Laura, thanks so much for your wonderful initiative and post!

  14. She sure knows what she’s doing…

  15. I too follow Robyn. Her photos are very dreamy, unique and witty!! There’s a magic touch to them!!

  16. I am sure you have seen their work but in case you missed them there is another photography blog worth checking out on WP its called ‘Broken Light: A Photography Collective’ and they have at times some very different photographs.

  17. Good idea Laura! I’m glad you did this. It’s always nice to get to know the person on the other end a little more. Seeing someone’s photos and point of view of the subjects they take give a little insight as who the person is as a photographer, but getting to know some of their reasoning behind why they do what they do is also interesting. Being a photographer is more than just going out and snapping shots, there’s always a reason for it. Not everyone who is interested in photos wants to pick up a camera and start creating them. I hope you do this more as I also like reading about interviews that Leanne does as well. 🙂

  18. Thanks for sharing. Nice work

  19. Robyn has some great shots, thanks for introducing her to me.

  20. Excellent interview, Laura! I love Robyn’s work, as well as yours. You are both amazing, inspiring women! XO

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