Friday, May 15, 2009

Featured Photographer...Melanie

Sorry...don't have a picture with just me in it...this is me and my husband!
What camera do you use? A Nikon D80. It is the best thing I have ever owned!

What is your favorite photography subject? (or, what do you like to take pictures of the best?)
Funny question! 2 months ago I think I would have said my kids, although I would love love LOVE to take pictures of anyone’s kids…or anyone for that matter. But now (after forcing myself to become creative for this blog) I get all giddy anytime I get to shoot ANYTHING! Sometimes I can't even sleep because I'm too busy thinking of what I can shoot next!

What camera equipment is on your wish list?
I'm not savy at all on the "equipment" available. I would be thankful to get any accessory compatable with my Nikon. I would love a home photography studio, with additional lighting and backdrop. Additional lenses would of course be nice too!

What are your hobbies outside of photography?
I love to do anything crafty, but I am particularly fond of scrapbooking. I also LOVE to read.

Tell us about your family! (married? Kids?)
I have been married for nearly 11 years to Elmo. We have 4 kids, my stepson Erik is 17, my oldest daughter Paige is 9, my son Coleton is 7, and my sweet baby girl, Jadyn, is 2. I am the 2nd oldest of 6 kids, was born in Utah, and grew up pretty much all over the USA.

Where do you live? (you don’t have to be specific if you don’t feel comfortable)
I live in Litchfield Park, AZ, which is about 20 minutes outside the city of Phoenix.

Do you have a blog you would like to share? (family blog or photography blog?)

I have a family blog and a "photography" blog that I post in regularly. (click on links if you want to visit them)

What is the best photography advice you have ever received?
Would you believe that until joining this blog, I had never received any advice!? Since then, I have been advised by all of you to take shots at various angles, fill the frame, and challenge myself by adjusting my settings and getting to know my camera.

What (if any) editing program do you use?
I use photoshop 7.0, and anything I do to edit my pictures, I have to YOUTUBE first to get a tutorial, since I don’t know how to use it very well.

10.Can you share your favorite 3 pictures with us??
Only 3?!?! Talk about a tough choice! Here are favorites of each of my kids. Enjoy!


Jackie said...

Very cool ,a n nice to meet you!! Still trying to get to your links.....:)

Brittney said...

So much fun getting to know you! The pictures of your children are ADORABLE!

Blake said...

those are some good lookin kids and nice pictures for sure! Nice to meet you!

Rachel H. said...

I do love those pictures! So cute!!! And I am so glad you joined this blog!!!

Katy said...

Melanie, you're such a good photographer (i looked at your blogs, LOVE EM! thanks for sharing!) and your kids are to die for adorable! I'm jealous of your camera too! It's so nice to put a face to the name, Melanie, good to meet you!!

Teri said...

I love the pictures of your children..especailly the one of your little girl..the coloring is beautiful. I love the Friday features, no nice to get to know everyone.

Mindy said...

Cute pictures!!! It was so much fun to read about you. :)