I am very excited to begin these Inspiration Interviews! There is so much talent out there and we can learn so much from others. I wanted to spotlight a photographer a week (or bi-weekly). My first interview is with Corrie Lindroos Photography. I have "known" her from earlier forum days and have always been drawn to her work as I am sure you will be too.
Go show her some love on her facebook page (listed below!)
How long have you been shooting and what inspired you to begin with?
I got my first dslr, a Nikon d60, seven years ago. It was scrapbooking that got me into photography. I wanted to take better photos to document the lives of babies. I no longer scrapbook!
What is your current favorite image and why?
This was a bit tough. I think this was my favourite image from last year because the light is beautiful, the tones are gorgeous and I love how small my youngest baby looks. It really captures how I feel about her in the world. My tiny little thing.
Describe your work in three or four words.
I think my work is timeless, natural and warm.
What is in your camera bag and favorite lens to shoot with?
First, just I want to say how much I love my camera bag!! It is the Ester, by Kelly Moore. Inside, I have a Nikon d700, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8 and the 135mm 2.0. I don’t know if I could pick a favourite lens - I love them all for different reasons. I use my 50mm for my school portrait work, I use my 85mm for sibling shots, headshots and younger kids and the 135mm for when I want to be further back and let my subjects interact with each other, mostly family shots and older kids.
How/Where do you find your inspiration and creativity?
I can find inspiration anywhere! I am a huge fan of texture. I get ideas from locations, plants, light, magazines, clothing, props, thrift stores, the list is endless. I have always been a huge daydreamer and you just need to be able to let your mind wander!
What are your current goals?
I am currently adding newborns to my repertoire again and I am going to build a little studio in my garage. I also want to learn more studio lighting this year.
One word of wisdom that you would like to offer or encouragement to fellow photographers?
Everyone starts somewhere. Don’t listen to the haters, there is room for all of us. No one else in the world sees the world the way you do and that can never be replicated. I also think it is really good to compare your work to other photographers. This is what drives us to improve, just don’t let it prevent you from moving forward. Be happy.