FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Every now and then I am asked specific questions that pertain to my photographic and digital art. The following tend to be the most asked....
Q. What's in your gear bag
A. Although I began my journey in the photography world as a a Nikon gal, now I am dabbling with the Fuji X series. I also heavily rely on my phone with no shame. I believe that phoneography is a legit tool to use in photographic art.
Q. What is one piece of gear you cannot live without?
A. That is a tough question because I love ALL my gear, but I would say my tripod, back-up batteries and SD cards, and my heavy-duty camera bag are all things I have missed when I left them behind. I also have several apps that I love to use when I am out on the field... Adobe Capture, Camera +, and Simple DoF.
Q. What program(s) do you use to edit your photos?
A. Adobe CC is my main go-to editing program. I begin the editing process in Lightroom and end in Photoshop. I also heavily rely on Topaz and the NIK collection for postproduction work on my composite imagery.
For mobile edits I use Snapseed, Enlight, VSCO, Distresed FX, Stackables, and favorite of all time apps... Mextures. All of my mobile edits are a mixture of all of these apps, there is no one formula that I follow.
Q. Where do you take classes?
A. I am currently seeking my BS in Graphic Design/Mass Communications with a Minor in Photography/Art, but the mass of my knowledge in the art world was self-trained by trial and error. However, when I finally found myself in a spot where I could not figure out a specific technique I plunged right into reading books, watching YouTube videos, and began my journey at CreativeLive. I am a huge believer in self-education.
Q. Where do you purchase design elements?
A. Sometimes you have to give your money to the big companies. When that is the case I like to support Design Cuts because their design community is awesome. However, I really believe in supporting other artists in their journey, so I tend to resource my design elements from Creative Market, and DeviantArt, unless I can find a direct website for an artist I love.
Q. What does SLP stand for?
A. Simply Living Photography. When I began shooting I wanted my photography to be about the simple things in life. Those things that we often overlook because we are too busy; so busy we forget to simply live in the moment. My photography is still very much about capturing those simple solitary moments in time, so, I have decided to leave the tag SLP on my name.
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