Describe your work in three or four words.
- This was hard for me to answer! I'm part of a tight knit little photography group (shout out to the Momtogs!) and they helped me decide on these descriptors: timeless, vibrant, joyful, polished.
What is in your camera bag and favorite lens to shoot with?
- I shoot with a Nikon d750 (which I love, especially for its low light capabilities!) I'm mostly a prime girl, but once I got the Nikon 70-200 2.8 earlier this year I fell in love with that too. My favorite is probably between the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art and the Nikon 70-200 2.8- totally different looks but I love them both! My dream lens is the Nikon 200mm F2!
How/Where do you find your inspiration and creativity?
- I find inspiration when location scouting a lot. The other day I was taking my kids to the aquarium, and right across the street was a butterfly museum. A picture really started forming in my head of the possibilities in that location, what wardrobe would look great there, what time of day would the lighting be ideal, etc. My children also inspire me- wanting to capture details of their fleeting childhood. A photographer friend who has teenage children once told me she wished she'd captured more of the details of her children's littleness- their hands, their feet, the facial expressions they make when trying to solve a problem. All that has inspired me to find ways to capture them. I've started a list on my notes on my phone of ideas that hit me before they're gone- it's gotten quite long.
What are your current goals?
- I keep wanting to try new things. Most recently I've been obsessed with all these photos I'm seeing of astrophotography- gorgeous photos of the Milky Way. I would really love to try that out this year. (I'm in Dallas, so I have to drive quite a bit away to get to a dark sky!) My favorite thing to shoot is women's portraiture - beauty, maternity, and seniors- so I'd really love to shoot more of that as well as learn about the high end retouching side of beauty photography.
One word of wisdom that you would like to offer or encouragement to fellow photographers?
- Don't get caught up in negativity about your work. They say comparison is the thief of joy- and I think that's pretty accurate. Don't compare your raw shot at the beginning of your photography journey to someone's perfectly processed work of art at the height of their career. Stay true to what you're trying to accomplish, the story you're trying to tell- your work with be better and you will have a shot at being original.
You can see more of Lindsey's work below!