Friday, November 13, 2015

Feature Friday with My Three Sons Images!

Anita of My Three Sons Images was the winner of last week's 'innocence' challenge.  Read on to find out what her dream shoot is, and her advice to newbies <3

1. Please tell us about yourself...
I am a wife, momma to 3 boys, GG to a couple of gorgeous grandchildren that I adore and lover/addict of Dunkin Donuts coffee, Diet Coke & Chocolate. (that sounds terribly unhealthy!) I have been married to my husband for going on 26 years. We live in Georgia, where we have been for the last 16 years. Prior to that, we lived in Connecticut. I love the South and only miss the North when I get "snow envy" every year when everyone posts their gorgeous images of snow+light+adorable children! lol When I'm not taking photos or hanging out with my grandkids, (those two things are usually combined!) you will probably find me with my nose stuck in a book!


2. Can you describe your style in 3 words? Why those words?
 emotive, heartfelt, flawed
  I am a lover of soft, oof images. Therefore, most of the time, they are technically flawed. Those flaws bring the emotion to my work, in my opinion. I have been drawn to this type of image long before I was ever brave enough to post a flawed image! I shoot from the heart, always...anything less is just a picture. I hope to tell a story with the images I take.  

3. What sparked your passion for photography?
It started with hockey, believe it or not. For years I shot horrible pictures of my boys playing hockey with a point and shoot. The lighting was always bad, they never zoomed far enough....terrible! At almost the same time this subject came up, we found out about our first grandchild. That's all I needed, lol A better camera was at the top of the list! From took on a life of its own. The passion was sparked and I dove in head first and have never looked back! Creating memories for my family is what it's all about for me now. 

4. What's in your camera bag right now?
I have a Canon 6D, 35mm 1.4 which is attached to my camera pretty much exclusively, a 50mm 1.8 and a Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35 that I never use, confetti (you never know when it might be handy!), lip gloss...I think that's it. 

5. What is your dream shoot or project?
I would really like to find an abandoned old house where I can take my daughter in law and the kids for a moody, emotive, hauntingly beautiful shoot. I love dust, dirt & light....and all the texture that comes from an old abandoned place! I have the dress she will wear pictured in mind. I just need to find that house!

6. What are some of the misconceptions you had about photography and photographers at the beginning of your photography journey? Have they changed, and how?
I definitely was under the impression that everything needed to be technically perfect. I wouldn't dream of posting a picture that wasn't. And while I loved that at the time and felt accomplished in being able to get those images, I was always drawn to that accidental out of focus image. That's where learning freelensing stepped in and changed my photography. It's truly where my heart lies and makes me feel that I am being true to myself as an artist. I stopped worrying what others might think and stepped outside of the box, so to speak. 

7. What advice would you give to newbie photographers? What advice do you wish you'd been given at the very beginning?
Once you have really learned how to use that new camera...go take a couple workshops on how to use light! That can be a game changer, in my opinion! It can do so much for your photography. I wish I knew sooner that it's ok to like something that may not be so main stream. You don't have to follow that path if it doesn't feel right. When you love something you've created...go with it. Be fearless when it comes to following your heart. 

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