My inbox is always overflowing with nice people asking lots of things. I thought this might be
a great way to respond to some of the more popular questions.
Thank you for your sweet comments. I’m sure I would be lonely without them! :)
How long have you been shooting?
I bought my first SLR camera 6 yrs. ago and instantly fell in love .
That’s also about the time that we logged onto the internet too!
Crazy.. it’s hard to remember what life was actually like before this new family member!
My 50 mm 1.4 recently took a tumble and I replaced it with the 85mm 1.4.
It’s a beautiful melty, dream come true.
I also own a Lensbaby Composer Pro with double optic, sweet 35 glass, Edge 80, and fish eye optic
also a 24mm 1.8 wide angle, & 60 mm 2.8 macro.
What editing program do you use?
I shoot in Manual mode Raw setting and process my images with Photoshop CS5.
I’m always experimenting with processing.. but if I were to recommend a set of actions for vintage color it would be Flora bella actions. Very pretty.
What time of day do I like to shoot the most?
Usually evenings and right before sunset when the warm glow makes everything magical.
The dewy white light of early morning is wonderful too.
I honestly wish I experienced it more often, but being the night owl that I am… :-/
I have been waiting on a slider gallery from my host site before I update my portfolio. I promise if I have to wait much longer I will be updating my existing one!
The best part about being a photographer is the perspective and appreciation you have for everything.
You look at your world differently.. always seeking out beauty.
You treasure the details in life a whole new way.
Advice to a new photographer?
Take your time learning your equipement. It’s not about the price of the camera. It’s what you do with it.
An artform takes alot of practice. Trust yourself. You will eventually develop your own style.
Will I allow use of my images on others website, blog header or icon?
I know most people ask this with the best intentions, but please be careful.
It’s fine to pin or feature photographer’s images on your blog with credit,
but when it comes to using an artists images for your own promotional use it’s different.
Please request permission in writing and expect a licensing fee for website use.
An artist works hard to create the beauty you see and appreciate online.
These images are often very dear to us and invaluable for promotion and sales.
To take them for your own representation is disrespectful and goes against federal copyright laws.
Where can I buy the cute handmade dolls in your pictures?
I make most of the handmade toys you see in my pictures, but Etsy sells so many sweet dolls and patterns.
Here are a few of my favorites.
I care so much about the details. I gather ideas from everywhere and try to conceptualize something new.
I love that everything old is new again, yet recycled in a whole new way.
My style of decorating is vintage, which I also use for props.
In the end it is usually a good investment, because old things retain their value.
… it’s a good excuse for the hubby anyway! ;)
Etsy – handmade
Anthropologie - amazing window shopping
Ruche – vintage style clothes
Modcloth – vintage style clothes
H&M - lovely, affordable
Zara- I go straight to the kids department
Urban Outfitters - decorating
Forever 21 – I buy the bulk of my clothes here
Olive Juice Kids – cute simple classic style
Ok, I think that’s it, unless you have a few more questions for me.
Thanks for listening! Have a great day. :)