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yvette_inufio

Yvette can compose the most beautiful photos filled with simple everyday items. Her use of light and textures is breathtakingly beautiful. She is truly an artist. If you are not familiar with her work, you need to check her out.

1. What do you shoot with?

Right now with a Nikon D90, but I have a Konica Minolta which I adore and two vintage cameras, one of them for the TTV shoots that I do sometimes.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other
photographer)

It was so much fun doing this with my boyfriend who had pose for me in many of my projects, that I would name this as one of my favorites…
There is so much meaning in this photograph, I really love the result.


Another photographer?

She’s awesome. The last photo that I recently add to my favorites is this one from her stream
Still winter... (by emiguez65)

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?
Find inspiration within, no matter what camera or lens you use, no matter the location or the model, what really matters is what you can see, the passion, the message, the essence. Details and the theory will be improving along the way.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape,
what would you choose?

Macro and stills.
Untitled (by Yvette Inufio)Untitled (by Yvette Inufio)

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?
All the fabulous photographers that I had known on Flickr, with their photos, comments and flickr mails are still an influence.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?
I love being at home after work, taking care of my cats and my garden, going to the sea on Sunday mornings. My photos are the testimony of what I do, always trying to add some light, softness and poetry to my everyday life.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?
Ufff, they are so many talented photographers on Flick that for me, it’s really hard to pick just 5.

Esther Míguez

Irene Suchocki

Béa

Irene L

Alicia Bock

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Charlane

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Charlane and I collab together, and that has allowed me to get to know Char and her photography pretty well. She has a vintage feel to the way she composes and processes her photogaphy. Char is also a blogger and writes beautifully. I hope you enjoy learning more about her.

1. What do you shoot with?

I’ve always been a canon girl. I started out years ago with a little 35mm cheapie and then confiscated my brother’s film rebel about 15 years ago. Then for some reason I put it aside until 2007. Then one Saturday I was looking at catalogs for wall art and thought, “maybe I could do this myself”. I picked the film rebel back up. And was reminded of processing costs. So I upgraded to the XTi…and then last year I upgraded again to the 40d.

I also shoot mainly with prime lens – 50mm, 85mm and 100mm macro. There is something about stepping to recompose that I enjoy.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

Wow. Difficult for another photographer as I admire so many. After looking back at 22 pages of favorites…yes, 22. I decided to go with the first shot I ever favorited on flickr.

Tree in Fog (by Vili5)

It’s from my friend, Kurt. Kurt and I go a way back being old blog friends from the days when I used to myspace (I no longer do). He doesn’t post to flickr any more and I think it’s a big shame. He is one of the most natural photographers I’ve ever met. His eye is flawless and I admire his compositional choices.

My favorite shot of mine? Well, normally I would pick a family member but I think I’m going in a different direction for this interview.

Over the Bridge (by CharlaneG)

This is the first landscape shot I did after I started classes. It’s the first one where I really paid attention to composition and color. I was so excited when I processed it.

Another photographer?

Snowflake in my window (by shuttermeister)

I just favorited this today. Look at the color and detail in this shot. It is gorgeous.


3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

Well, after fiddling with my camera and stumbling around for about a year before taking classes, these are my words of advice. Take the camera OFF automatic. Play with aperture, play with shutter speed, learn the basics of white balance and ISO. Learn what turns YOU on as an artist. Anyone with a point and shoot can take a decently focused photograph on automatic. But…challenge yourself to try and reproduce the same results not on automatic. (It’s harder than it looks)

Then I would definitely recommend classes if you have access or can afford them. The leap you make in classes will astound you. If you don’t have access (or funds) for classes – read, read, read and then shoot, shoot, shoot. Shoot something from many angles and study the shots. Look at how light hits the subject. Learn the basic rules of photography like the rule of thirds, leading lines, depth of field, the golden mean. Know them and then know how to break them, if need be, to satisfy your artistic eye.

Develop a critical eye towards your own photography. Discernment, what works, what doesn’t work. If you take 57 shots of berries (like I did this morning) – learn how to tell which photograph is better than the rest.

Sorry, that wasn’t one was it? I get really excited about photography and love to talk about it. Just remember, photography should bring you joy. Do what makes you happy regardless of anyone else. that being said, take your camera everywhere.


4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

Difficult question. I’m so all over the place with my photography. Right now stills are making me happy…but, I’m excited to have a model lined up and I’m about to begin working on portraits. Wish me luck as this is one area where my experience is very thin.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

Dorothy Lange and Ansel Adams at first. Their images are just so powerful and beautiful. Ansel’s use of light amazes me to this day. And Dorothy Lange, iconic. She captured feelings so very well. Then as I started studying photography, Henri Carter Breeson – his “moments” are just perfection. He’s a great one to use as an example of breaking compositional rules as well as saying not every shot has to be in absolute focus.

Then, my favorite instructor at Samford – Carl DelFavero. He has years and years of experience in photography and is an avid nikon shooter. Very inspirational and kind. He pushed me to learn how to handle critique and how to develop my critical eye. He doesn’t flickr but he does have a few shots on JPGMag.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

Flickr is my greatest inspiration as far as learning and growing as a photographer. There are so many talented people that are so open and generous with their art. I have learned so much about processing from flickr.

I’m also inspired by nature, my family and whimsy. I love the whimsical moments in life where you just happen upon something so amazing that you must take a shot that instant (a good reason to always have your camera with you). The way the light hits something, a cloud formation, a heart shaped rock, a blue balloon skipping along the sidewalk. My family – my nephews and nieces especially. I never want a day to pass without seeing them smile. And nature – what beauty and detail, the reoccurring psi elements, perfection and imperfection.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

This is like asking a momma which child is her favorite. She loves them all and on different days she may just love one more than the other, until the other comes back around with more kisses and love.

Traci French

Andie Edwards

Nichole

Stacey D.

Sew Fab Martha

Alicia Bock

Oh wait…that’s more than five isn’t it? Sorry – I couldn’t pick just five and I actually about at least five to ten more people that I just adore.

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Life of Tookie: Day 40 (Year 2 -- Self Portrait Assignment) (by katbphotos)

I can’t even remember where I ran into Kat, it might have been in Utata, who knows, but I have been smitten with her ever since. She is technical and creative, that does not happen very often. She takes the most beautiful portraits ever seen on flickr. She is humble, sweet, and courteous, in a competitive world of photography that can be hard to find. Needless to say, I adore her and I am sure you will too. She has just started her blog and her stream is full of all things beautiful, including her little guy Tookie.


1. What do you shoot with?

Canon 40D and the 24-70 2.8L, among others, but this lens is the most versatile of all the ones I use.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

It’s so hard to pick a favorite in both of these, but one of my own favorites has to be this one. I love the sign in it and I love the little guy’s pose on the end. (the set)

Another photographer?
There are so many beautiful and inspiring photos I could have chosen and if you asked me tomorrow I would probably choose a different one, but I love the emotion and the cinematic quality of this photo:
Kiss Goodbye (by Tarlyn)

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

The biggest tip I would offer is to learn how to use your camera in Manual mode. I truly believe that being comfortable in Manual mode will transform your photography and will allow you to master all of the other things like seeing and manipulating light.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

While I love all types of photography, if I had to choose only one, it would absolutely be portraits. I love capturing all of the emotions people, and children in particular, are capable of. I especially try to capture those nuanced moments that you would otherwise miss with the naked eye.
Legs for days (by katbphotos)

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

It would have to be Nichole Van and {Leah}. Their child portraiture was some of the first I was exposed to on Flickr and really had a huge impact on the way I went on to document the daily life of my newborn son.


6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

My greatest inspiration comes from God and my son, but as far as photographers, I am hugely inspired by Tara Whitney, Michael Smith, Nate Kaiser, Amelia & Justin Lyon, Red Leaf Studios and Ben Chrisman.


7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

It’s so difficult to narrow it down to just 5, but since that’s all I get, here goes:

LJ (Lee)
|Ash Imagery| (Michael Smith)
PixelBoy (Jonas Peterson)
PinkleToes (Michele Anderson)
AndreaHanki

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Fiona has an amazing ability to make anything look beautiful. Her photography inspires me daily. Check her out.
. (by sadferret). (by sadferret)

1. What do you shoot with? (camera and lens…choose one of each)

Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5 – 5.6 VR.


2. What is your favorite photo on flickr?
(one of yours and one other photographer)

This macro photograph of a poppy seedhead is my favourite. I love the colours and the fact that it was so tiny!

I have new favourites all the time, usually it’s something where I think “damn, wish I’d taken that”, this one by Bristol photographer Paul Green being a case in point.


3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

Shoot lots and join Flickr for inspiration. Have fun with it, you’ll suddenly realize you look at the world in a different way when you have a camera attached to your face, you see more. Don’t be overwhelmed by the work of others and do remember that most photographers to varying degrees do some sort of post processing in Photoshop. Their photographs didn’t necessarily come off the camera looking like that!

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

I would love to be a good portrait photographer, but I’m not, I seem to have much better results shooting macro, and I love the detail.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

Ambient Light and Brett Walker were two favourites when I joined Flickr, not that I could ever begin to take photographs like theirs, I just found them very inspirational. My brother Alpinaboy gave me his Nikon D70 and my boyfriend *Firefox showed me, and continues to have to show me, how to use it. I love going out taking photographs with both of them, so they were and still are a big influence.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

Other photographers on Flickr are my inspiration, I’m continually trying to emulate and learn from them. New places are an inspiration, who couldn’t be bowled over by Venice?

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

Tough choice, but here are just a few who really stand out.

Au Fil de
Corfu
lomokev (in particular his “Splashing About” set)
Jordi Gual
Wanda.k*

But then there’s Ray, Richard, Shawna, Stephen, Lyn, Jo and Jeff who are my best Flickr friends and favourite photographers too. Told you it was a tough choice.

Last weeks 7 questions with Karo.

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I have enjoyed browsing through Karo’s images and look forward to it with great anticipation. She is the master of using and finding great actions. She also has more lenses than a photo outlet. =] She always tags her photos with the action she uses and the lens. I hope you enjoy learning more about Karo and if you do not know her yet…I hope you love her as much as I do.

it's my birthday so I took a cheesy picture (by *Karo*)

1. What do you shoot with? (camera and lens…choose one of each)
I shoot with a Nikon D300; my favorite lens is probably my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)
This changes quite a bit, but for now my fave of my own is:
egrets in b&w (by *Karo*)

Another photographer?
As for those of others, I am currently loving this beach series of Lauren’s:
Untitled (by lauren {elycerose})

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?
Educate yourself. Be it reading your camera’s manual or Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, or scouring flickr, figure out how your camera works, and how photography works.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?
Portraits.

5. Whose photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?
The first photographers I remember really making an impression on me (on flickr) were Agnieszka and Cindy .

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?
My surroundings — the colors, light, and lines I see every day.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?
There are so many more than just five, but here are a few:
Karen:
Natasha:
Lauren:
Ayoumali:
Miliana:

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~For Cheryl~ (by Kristybee)

Today we are hearing from Kristybee. Her photography is fresh, clean, and peaceful. Her stream is where I go when I want to sit back, relax, and be inspired.

1. What do you shoot with?

I shoot with a Canon EOS DSLR. I use a lot of different lenses, but the one on my camera the most, and my personal fav is my 50mm f/1.8.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

Wow, that is a tough tough question. I have a hundred favs…I guess if I had to pick just one it would be :

Other:
in between dreams (by LaneyButler)
photo by LaneyButler

and one of mine :
Here Comes The Sun (by Kristybee)

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

Take pictures of things you love and pay attention to natural light.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

Still for sure. I’m all about still-life.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

I was influenced by my dad, my grandfather, and my step-mom. Then when I discoved Flickr I am influenced daily by the amazingly talented people there.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

My greatest inspiration is nature, my family, and Flickr.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

Cinnamon
lauren {elycerose}
aliciabock
*Peanut (Lauren)
corfu~

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Where is the harm in voicing your doubt? (by antijenx)
Jenn’s work is stimulating, interesting, and beautiful. I love looking through her stream and I gain so much inspiration from her self portraits. If you are not familiar with her work you should take a look through her photostream–you will not be disappointed.

1. What do you shoot with and what is your favorite lens?

Canon EOS 20D and (usually) a Tamron 28-80.

2. What is your favorite image of your own, and of another photographer?

My current favorite is this one:
Wednesday (by antijenx)
But my favorites are always changing.

From someone else: Andrea With a Camera’s
Around The Bend (by Andrea With A Camera)
So hard to choose just one!


3. What advice do you have to someone just starting photography?

I tell everyone to shoot shoot shoot. Pick a subject and spend an hour shooting it from different angles, in different light. But just keep shooting.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

Portrait, no question. I’m terrible with landscapes.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

W. Eugene Smith and Ralph Gibson. Gibson still influences my work I think.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

Books, music, Joss Whedon and my daughter.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

Oh that’s such a tough question!

Scoutj
Zoo♥Gal
cre8iveaddiction
CRASH-candy
365bunnies

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7 questions–Something Cheeky

041/365 (by Something Cheeky)
Kirsten is fast becoming the resident expert on self portraits. Her sp’s are always hip and fun. She draws you in not by her pretty face but with the creativity in which she composes these shots. If you have ever done a sp you know how difficult these images are and she makes it look easy. Check out her stream and her blog.
1. What do you shoot with? (camera and lens…choose one of each)

I shoot with a Nikon D90, now…but most of my photos were taken with a D40 and kit lens that I received this year for Mother’s Day… the most life changing gift I have ever received!

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

This is probably one I’m most proud of…I like the soft and sharp mixture and the color…
042/365 (by Something Cheeky)

Another photographer?

No fair!! This is an impossible question…but this is one of my recent favs…I wish I could blow it up BIG and hang it above my couch…it just makes me feel so warm and peaceful.
the love affair continues.... (by mrs. french) (mrs. french)

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

When practicing your photography, pick one concept to focus on (lighting, gesture, shadow, perspective, etc.) then pick any subject and start shooting! You can create beautiful images from anything you see…sometimes the best photos are of the most seemingly uninteresting things.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

Portrait!!!! I am endlessly fascinated by peoples faces and I guess by people in general. There is such a wonderful beauty in the never-ending expressions that cross our faces on any given day…and really capturing a great one is such a thrill.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

Jaime Fernandez…he is one of the very first photographers I “met” through Flickr and I am constantly inspired by his unique perspective. I love how he will go back to an idea again and again….making adjustments and changing the details. Just watching his photostream has taught me that it’s okay to revisit the same subject or concept to get the desired product.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

Flickr! There are just so many real people taking photographs who contribute to the site. It’s amazing to see the stuff that comes out of people who are just getting into photography, as well as the seasoned pros.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

mrs. french
cakeybabes’
mainemomma2007
reflecting truth
the half-blood prince

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This will be the last of the 7 questions until the new year. I will pick it back up after the holidays. People are busy and I do not want to add to their stress. I am so happy that everyone is enjoying this segment–it has been a lot of fun for me too.

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another new hair cut (by Rachel Schell)
I can’t even remember the first time I came across Rach’s stream but I have never forgotten some of the great images she produces–my favorite photo comes from her stream.
Untitled (by Rachel Schell)
She is truly an artist with a camera–I am not exaggerating here. She sells her own line of actions and textures.
looks like film action set (by Rachel Schell)black and white collection (by Rachel Schell)Steaming Mug (by Rachel Schell)

If you are not familiar with her stream I would encourage you to spend sometime looking around.

1. What do you shoot with? (camera and lens…choose one of each)

Canon 5D and Canon 50mm f/1.4

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

hard question. there are so many gorgeous photos on flickr

at the moment it’s this one of mine
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepinkangel/2969700508/

Another photographer?

and for now, this one of another photogs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisarostoen/2787060292/

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

don’t over think your photos just go with the flow.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

well, that’s not fair! I can’t just choose one! I guess it would be stills.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

my fiance really influenced me a lot and I learned so much from him. Also, Dina Marie has always been a favorite of mine.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

I’ve never really thought about where my inspiration comes from. I watch a lot of TV and movies and I think a lot of my vision comes from that, but what keeps me inspired I don’t think I could explain. I don’t really know.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

I really have sooo many favorites, but here are five.
Dina Marie
Erica
Laney
Laura
and one I just recently discovered, she is just a teenager, but amazingly talented. Jess

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me and my camera (by jsbb123)

Thousandwords/jsbb123
Shannon was one of my first contacts on flickr and immediately I fell in love with her photos. Her stream is refreshing and honest. Each photo is unique and original. I am honored to be able to present her stream to you now. I hope you enjoy her 7 questions as much as I have.

P.S. Don’t forget to check her blog out too.

1. What do you shoot with? (camera and lens…choose one of each)

I use a Canon 40D….but I’ve been test driving my husband’s 5D the last couple weeks and I think I’m going to make the switch! The lens I use 90% of the time is my 50mm 1.4…the other 10% of the time it’s my 60mm 2.8 macro or my 70-200 2.8L.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other photographer)

Ah, what a hard question…i think it changes daily…no, wait, minute to minute!
At this moment a recent favorite of mine is
“Into each life some rain must fall.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (by jsbb123)

And aremac’s
Lonely Tree (by aremac)
{honestly, his entire lonely tree set is my favorite! i long for the day i find that lone tree sitting on a hill just screaming at me to take its picture!!! *sigh*}

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?

take pictures everyday, don’t be afraid to ask someone how they did something and BE INSPIRED!!!

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape, what would you choose?

that’s a tough one…minus the stills, i am addicted to them all. if i had to pick it would be portraits followed by a super close second, macro.

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?

Professionally it has to be Audrey Woulard. She has a way of capturing a child’s eye that just amazes me. Photographing children is my first true love. When starting out I said that I would be able to do what she does someday. I’m still working on it….

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?

hands down…flickr. there is so many amazing and talent photographers on flickr. i am left speechless on a daily basis. i spend many, many hours just looking at photos……it truly is inspiring. my husband also inspires me. he is an amazing outdoor/wildlife photographer and he gets me thinking about taking pictures of things that i never would have thought to do before.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?

All of them!! Haha. Okay, 5…for different reasons I would say:
noflickr
nicholevan
cbyc
rosiehardy & aknacer (I count them as one )
yappingjak

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