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!