Guest Highlight: August 2018: Water

We had so many stunning images submitted this month that it was so hard to choose.  Friends your posts were amazing and we are so grateful that you shared them with us.  This month Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the winning image.

Congratulations @malos_marvels, your beautiful image will grace our web banner for the month of September and also our Facebook page.  Kathy loved your image for the following reason:

“There is so much I love about this image! The warm tones, the reflection in the puddle, and the fun of new adventure and play. It is gorgeous image and an amazing share this month at Share Six!”

@marlos_marvels

@malos_marvels

You can view more of @malos_marvels by heading over to her Instagram page.

 

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Cheryl Bradley

Cheryl Bradley

Joy of Life Photography

Joy of Life Photography

Michele Tremblay Photography

Michele Tremblay Photo

Williams Anja

Williams Anja

 

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@bluehillimages

@bluehillimages

@megsausted

@megsausted

@michellelynnmorris

@michellelynnmorris

@adventures_of_twoboys

@adventures_of_twoboys

@jennifersnavelyphoto

@jennifersnavelyphoto

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Gold} for the month of August,  so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.  Click on the images to view their Instagram page.

kathy gold

KG Ledbetter Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Lynne G_Gold

Lynne Grant Photography

Nicola

Nicola MacQueen Photography

Marathon/Key West Vacation:  August 17-22, 2018: 8624

Sharleen Stuart Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

Don’t forget we are partnering with The Gold Hope Project to turn Facebook and Instagram gold to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer.

  1.  Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4Goldkids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness).  You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September. 
  2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographyer.
  3. Donate!  It does make a difference

For the rest of the month of September and up until October 5th the theme is {Gold}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6.

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Share Six: September 2018: Gold

September is Childhood Cancer awareness month, and we have joined forces with The Gold Hope Project and many other groups to turn Facebook and Instagram (Gold) to highlight the impact of this disease, that ravages the lives of so many families.

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Leo

Here are a few Childhood Cancer Facts:

Cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in the US.

Childhood Cancer is more than a dozen types of cancers combined including tumors,  leukemia and lymphomas.

The causes of most childhood cancer is unknown. Childhood cancer can not be prevented.

Many childhood cancer treatments are the same that existed in the 1970s.

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Ava

1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.

Childhood cancer research receives 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute. That equals 195 million for all 12 types of childhood cancer. Adult cancers receive the renewing 96% of the budget.

9 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor everyday.

43 children are diagnosed with cancer each day.

 

The Share Six blog team were all in agreement, this is something we all wanted to do.  We wanted to share and highlight this worthy cause.  So this month Share Six has gone {Gold}.

Nicola

Nicola MacQueen Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

Marathon/Key West Vacation:  August 17-22, 2018: 8624

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Lynne G_Gold

Lynne Grant Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

kathy gold

KG Ledbetter Photography

2018-9-WillsonE-Gold

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

 

For those of you that don’t know, The Gold Hope Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of photographers who aim to provide free portrait sessions to families battling pediatric cancer. As photographers, we understand how truly important it is to document our children’s lives, and what better gift to give to parents going through such a tremendously difficult time!

Meg Loeks' son Leo (ALL fighter)

Leo

In addition to pairing young warriors with photographers, @TheGoldHopeProject also works to raise funds for pediatric cancer research! If you want to participate with us this month, here are just a few things you can consider:

1. Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4GoldKids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness). You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September!

2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographer!

3. Donate! It DOES make a difference!

Ava, isnpiration behing TGHP 2

Ava

 

For the rest of the month of September and up until October 5th the theme is {Gold}.  Come and help us turn Facebook and Instagram {Gold}.  

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6.

Guest Interview: @andoraphotography

The theme {Curves} brought so many beautiful images and Elizabeth chose @andoraphotography  for her beautiful curves in the natural world.  I decided to catch up with Kim of @andoraphotography and learn a little more about her.

Kim shared that all of the images below were taken just before or after sunset, her favorite time of day to shoot. The light and the colors at that time are just so appealing and striking to her. In all of them, there is also a strong element of nature, which is what she tries to incorporate in many of her images. She strives for authenticity and connection, whether that’s between people or with nature.

 

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Tell us a bit about yourself?  and  Are you a hobbyist or a pro?

I live in San Diego with my husband and two kids. I’m from the D.C. area, but have been in San Diego for the last 7 years and absolutely love it here. With its beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather, it’s well suited for photography, which has been a longtime love of mine. I took photography classes in high school and college, but I started shooting when I was in the second grade after my family got a dog. I loved taking photos of her, and my love for photography took root and continued to grow from there. After a few decades of being a hobbyist, I finally took the leap to be a pro last fall and haven’t looked back. It was definitely a long journey in getting to this point, but I couldn’t be happier or more grateful to have the opportunity to be able to pursue my passion.

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Tell us a bit about your photography gear.  What is the lens do you not have but you   desire to have the most?

I shoot with both a Nikon D850 and D800. Although I’m a huge fan of prime lenses, I love my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and use it for nearly every family shoot. For many of my landscape shots, I can’t live without my wide angle Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8, and for overall general use, I love my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. For my primes, I have a Sigma Art 35 f/1.4, which stays on my camera a lot for my own personal day-to-day shooting, a Nikon 85mm f/1.8, and a Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens that I absolutely adore for nature shots. Also, I just recently got a GoPro Hero6 that I’ve been loving for underwater shots.

I don’t have a Lensbaby, but I love the narrow focus and softness those lenses can create. I’d love to do more nature shots with one.

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What makes you pick up the camera when you don’t feel like it?

When I don’t feel like picking up the camera, I do it anyway because I almost always end up surprising myself with an image that I otherwise wouldn’t have captured if I didn’t pick it up. I’m motivated to document the lives and day-to-day of my family, so that helps me pick up the camera as well.

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Film or digital? Black and white or color? Lifestyle or traditional?

Digital. Although film is my first love, I have only shot digital since I switched over about 10 years ago. I would, however, like to go back and try film again. I think it would challenge me in a way that would help me when I do shoot digital.

Color. I’m drawn to strong, vibrant colors, so I lean towards color, but a good black and white image has the power to hit harder at my emotions than color does at times.

Lifestyle. Most of the time, my clients want traditional shots, so I will happily take those. There’s definitely something to be said for a strong traditional shot, that is well-composed in beautiful light. However, lifestyle is my preferred way to shoot because I love capturing authentic moments in the raw.

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What personal projects are you working?

There are a couple personal projects I’m working on and a third that I’m collaborating on with a spiritual life coach. The collaboration project is called “The Inner Goddess Project” and its main goal is to empower women to embrace their inner goddess and celebrate their beauty and strength. Too often, women, in particular, can be critical of themselves or let various things in their lives hold them back. Coaching will be provided to help draw out their inner goddess and I will be doing the photography to capture that beauty and strength.

The other personal projects speak to social issues that I’ve wanted to tackle. One is to help bring better awareness about depression and mental illness. I want to show how frequently it can be present in people’s lives, but yet so often hidden from the public. If I can help show how powerful vulnerability and openness can be, then my hope is that we can better connect to each other and get the necessary support. The other personal project is about adoption and helping change the narrative about what that means for the mother who opts for adoption and for the baby who gets adopted. Rather than feelings of shame and abandonment, I want to promote selfless love and courage.

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What are the most important thing you learned about editing.

I’ve taken some amazing Lightroom and Photoshop courses, but beyond the technical knowledge of navigating both of those tools, I’ve learned to stay consistent and true to my voice when it comes to editing. I’ve learned that while you may be drawn to certain people’s editing style, it’s important to find your own unique style that speaks to your creativity as an artist.

Wow I am in love with these images.  Thank you Kim for sharing your thoughts and beautiful images with us.  I would encourage you to take some  time to go and visit @andoraphotography and view her page.

 

You have just a few more days for the {Water} theme so come and share your images with us on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_water.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

 

 

Guest Highlight: July 2018: Curves

Well we are officially past the half way of the year.  Hard to believe we have got to this point so quickly.  For the month of July Elizabeth of It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson chose the theme {Curves}.  We had a few images shared on Facebook, all of which we loved, but once again, the bulk of the images were shared on Instagram.

Elizabeth selected this beautiful image shared by @andoraphotography for the following reasons:

Curves in the natural world are what drew me to choose this theme, and this image exemplifies them in multiple ways. The composition of this image is brilliant from the curve of the shoreline leading the eye to the child and the curve of the brush framing the child’s face and mimicking the posture. The viewer is then led to the curve of the hair on the child’s profile caught in the wondering, the reflection, of what may be swirling in the child’s mind and then what may be swirling in ours. Simply lovely and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Curves image this month!

 

@andoraphotography

@andoraphotography

Congratulations @andoraphotography, we love your image.

 

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Kim Sidwell

Kim Sidwell Photography

Mari Sierra

Mari Sierra Fotografia

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@kariganskephotography

@kariganskephotography

@natalie_a_wheeler

@natalie_a_wheeler

@vironica

@vironica

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@kerrinatasha_photography

@amandamedrowmyers

@amandamedrowmyers

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Water} for the month of August,  so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.

Ceri Herd

Ceri Herd Photography

ledbetter08

KG Ledbetter Photography

WillsonE-2018-8-Water

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

LynneG

Lynne Grant Photography

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Cobert Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

For the rest of the month of August and up until September 5th the theme is {Water}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_water.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on September 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Six: August 2018: Water

Happy August to you all,  Looks like we are on the downhill towards Christmas and winter, although it is still really hot in the south.  This month Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the theme {Water}.  Water is life sustaining, it gives life to us as humans, along with all of the planets inhabitants, from below the sea level to above the sea level.  Water is also fun.  You get to play in the oceans and rivers.  You get to play with the water coming out of a garden hose as well as in the swimming pool.  You get to play with water drops.  There is so much one can do with water.  This month the blog contributors have a treat for you.  Take some time to go around and visit the different blogs and be blown away by the beauty of their images.

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KG Ledbetter Photography

Spiderwebs:  January 16, 2016 3646

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Ceri Herd

Ceri Herd Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

WillsonE-2018-8-Water

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson

P1090314_SS_web

Cobert Photography

LynneG

Lynne Grant Photography

For the rest of the month of August and up until September 5th the theme is {Water}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_water.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on September 6.

Guest Highlight: June 2018: Abstract

This was a tough theme for many of us and I think our followers felt the same.  That said we got some really great images submitted to our pages.  This month Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography chose our theme and selected our winner.  The image she chose was submitted by @kramanita and she chose it for the following reason.

“Abstract Photography is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world. A successful abstract image asks us questions, challenges our view of reality and vitally, is a visual delight. This image by Anita is all that and more! The subtle hues, leading lines, slice of focus and dreamy bokeh are spectacular.”

Congratulations @kramanita your images were stunning.

@kramanita

@kramanita

You can see her stunning work on her her IG page by clicking here.

 

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Roz Perez

Roz Perez

Mari Sierra Fotografia

Mari Sierra Photography

Diane Hughes

Diana Hugues Photography

 

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@riverspirit101

@riverspirit101

@micheletremblayphoto

@micheletremblayphoto

@briandphoto

@briandphoto

@annabradleyphotography

@annabradleyphotography

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Curves} for the month of July, so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.

WillsonE-7-2018-Curves

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson

Out on the back canal: June 21, 2018: 6320

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Lynne_Curves

Lynne Grant Photography

Ledbetter Curves

KG Ledbetter Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Ceri Herd Photography

Ceri Herd Photography

 

For the rest of the month of July and up until August 5th the theme is {Abstract}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_abstract.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on August 6.

July 2018: Curves

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So we have made it through to the halfway mark of the year.  I am thankful for the willingness of the blog group to keep us moving along, and for all their interpretations of the various themes.  They challenge us to step outside of the box and I am so grateful for that.  We are also thankful to you for joining us here, on Facebook and on Instagram and sharing your theme on the different topics.  We love seeing your work.  Keep it up 🙂

This month Liz of It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson chose the theme and she chose {Curves}.  That was definitely challenging for most of us.

The dictionary defines curve as: “a line or outline that gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length.”

Below is our interpretations of the the theme {Curve}, and I will confess it took me a while to come up with my ideas.

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson

Out on the back canal: June 21, 2018: 6320

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Lynne_Curves

Lynne Grant Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Ledbetter Curves

KG Ledbetter Photography

Ceri Herd Photography

Ceri Herd Photography

We are missing two of our bloggers this month.  Katherine is not well right now and we wish her a speedy recovery back to good health.  Nicole is on vacation and we hope that she is having an amazing time.  We miss both of you!!

For the rest of the month of July and up until August 5th the theme is Curves

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_curves.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on August 6.

 

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Guest Interview: @emmacollins_photography

Emma Collins Photography shared a stunning {Urban} image and Sharleen Stuart Photography fell in love with it.  Today I caught up with Emma to learn a little bit more about her and her photography

You can see more of Emma’s work at @emmacollins_photography

 

Tell us a bit about yourself?  and  Are you a hobbyist or a pro?

I’m a mum of 3 (I have a 15 year old boy and 2 daughters aged 12 and 7), and I’m a pro photographer, so spend much of my time spinning lots of plates! I’ve been working as a photographer for about 8 years now, although I started growing the business more since my youngest started school 3 years ago. I specialize in natural photography of families and babies, but I also do a bit of commercial work too.

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This image is an old favourite as it evokes a memory for me and I like the layers in the composition and I always love the challenge of capturing all 3 kids in one frame. We were on holiday in Denmark, I had dragged my tribe to a chair museum, let’s just say they had had enough and made full use of the exhibits!

 

Tell us a bit about your photography gear.  What is the lens do you not have but you   desire to have the most?

I’m a Canon girl! I have a Canon 5d mkiv and my back up body is my beloved old 5d mkiii, and I have a grown lens collection:  Canon 85mm L f1.2, Sigma Art 50mm f1.4, Canon 35mm L f1.4, Canon 28mm f1.8 and an old 50mm that I hacked for freelensing! I occasionally use a tripod but avoid them most of the time as I end up fighting with them!

My most desired lens … hmm that’s tricky, I have a long wish list … I need to replace my 35mm as its not working properly, but what I really want is something way less practical, the Canon 24mm tilt and shift, or an ultra wide angle lens like a 14mm … and I would love a drone or some proper waterproof housing!

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I love looking for shadows and reflections, different ways of capturing a moment. This is a favourite example of a shadow telling a great story, my 2 girls chatting together, my oldest leaning to listen to her little sister … and I love the vibrant orange too.

 

What makes you pick up the camera when you don’t feel like it?

It was always so easy to take endless photos when my kids were young, but I admit it is far more of challenge now they are older. They don’t like to be photographed, but they also aren’t as cute and they don’t do such cute things! Nowadays I tend to be inspired by pretty light or new places, I feel like I”m at a cross section and trying to figure out where to go next with my own personal work.

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I don’t have a drone, but I would love to get one … right now I settle for any opportunity I can get up high and take an image from above, I find it fascinating how it gives a completely different perspective to a scene.

Film or digital? Black and white or color? Lifestyle or traditional?

I definitely prefer a more natural style of photography, capturing moments as they arise rather than staging a shot. I don’t have a preference for colour or black and white, I find it depends of the photo and the mood. Although I started out on film I only shoot digital at the moment, but film is one of the avenues that I have been considering exploring for my own personal growth.

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I already mentioned that I love shadows and reflections, well this is one of my favourite reflection images. It was an enormous puddle on a beach in Crete, which allowed me to capture a large amount of detail, I love the texture that is added to the image from the layers of sand under the water… sometimes I leave a reflection upside down, but I also like to turn them as I did here.

 

What personal projects are you working?

I am currently having fun learning the art of freelensing, I love the way it makes me let go of the idea of perfection. I’m also teaching myself how to make short films, and what started out as a hobby is now filtering through into my commercial work.

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I don’t get so many opportunities to photograph my oldest, he tends to shy away from the camera, so I’m always delighted when I do manage to get a shot. I took this shot from a dark landing into a small roof top bedroom at my mum’s house, I really like the pocket of light and the sharp angles.

 

Most important thing you learned about editing.

That I’m lazy!! I have a really loose natural style to my work and I don’t like it to be over edited, I strive to make the image as good as I can in camera so that I don’t spend hours in Lightroom.

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I was shooting through a misty shower door for this shot, I like the smudgy effect that the steam creates and the different layers of light and reflection, and I do love a moody engaging stare!

I would encourage you to take some  time to go and visit @emmacollins_photography and view her page.  You will love all the portrait images that she has taken.

We still have the {Abstract} theme on Share Six until July 5th so don’t forget to share your images to the Facebook page or the Instagram page (#sharesix_abstract). You have a chance to be featured as the banner on the Facebook page and web page, as well as to do an interview highlighting who you are.  We would love to see your work.

Guest Highlight: May 2018: Urban

Where did May go???  I know that I am late again and I really feel bad but this past month has been tough and it has already slipped into the “middle of the month”.  So without further adieu let’s get to the selected highlighted guest photorapher.

Sharleen  of Sharleen Stuart Photography loves seeing {Urban} images and she chose @emmacollins_photography as the featured highlighted guest for the following reasons:

“{Urban} for me is life in the city.  So often I default to black and white to emphasize the cutting lines of the city.  This image for me shows movement, it has some beautiful lines and the contrast in light is amazing.  Added to that I love the motion blur and the grainy feel this image has.  A beautiful image Emma.”  

 

@emmacollins_photography

@emmacollins_photography

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Marie Sierra Fotografia

Mari Sierra Fotografia

Anja Williams

Williams, Anja

Janice Osborne

Janice Osborne

Kelly Elliot

Salty Air Creations

 

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@365blincks

@365blinks

@gaggleofgrimmetts

@gaggleofgrimmetts

@sharoliker

@sharolikar

@water_in_my_wellies

water_in_my_wellies

@clairefluttersby

@clairefluttersby

@blinkphotography

@blinckphotography

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Abstract} for the month of June, so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

LynneG_abstract

Lynne Grant Photography

ledbetter

KG Ledbetter Photography

Katherine

Cobert Photography

Janet

Janet Douglas

Ceri

Ceri Herd Photography

For the rest of the month of June and up until July 5th the theme is Abstract

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_abstract.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on July 6.

Guest Interview: @vironica

Our theme for the month of May was lines and our highlight guest @vironica was chosen by Janet Douglas of @wiredtothemoon.

I caught up with @vironica to find out a little more about her.

 

Tell us a bit about yourself?  and  Are you a hobbyist or a pro?

Thank you so much! I am so honored to be this month’s guest feature. ! I’m a hobbyist photographer living in Corona del Mar, CA with my husband and three boys. Shortly before the birth of my son I got my first DSLR. However, I wasn’t actively trying to learn photography until after he was born in October 2011. Beyond photography I enjoy reading, eating out, coffee and chocolate.

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I love this image because of the light and connection between all my boys.

Tell us a bit about your photography gear.  What is the lens do you not have but you desire to have the most?

I’m a Canon shooter. I have to admit that I’m a lens hoarder. If I have to choose only one lens to keep I would pick my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L ii. I used to be a prime shooter but the 24-70mm is so versatile that it’s on my camera 90% of the time. On my wish list is the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L ii. I use my 35mm for underwater photography but I’ve been wanting a wider angle which the 24mm would be perfect for.

2 - wall

I just love the storytelling quality of this image.

What makes you pick up the camera when you don’t feel like it?

Looking through photos and videos of my boys when they were younger. Those memories kept on reminding me about the importance of capturing the fleeting moments of their childhood.

3- train tracks

This image captured my older boys perfectly at their ages. They love this wooden train set so much.

Film or digital? Black and white or color? Lifestyle or traditional?

Digital. I have a film camera that I have yet to use. I love both black and white and color. Most of the time I keep my images in color but occasionally black and white can make an image more powerful. I’m a lifestyle photographer at heart. Beautiful light, lines, colors, and connection makes my heart sings.

4 walrus

I love the moment and connection in this one.

What personal projects are you working?

Currently I am working on the 100 Days of Summer, both stills and video to put together in the end.

5 - new baby

This is an image that I will treasure forever. The first time my older boys meet their baby brother.

Most important thing you learned about editing.

I learned that I prefer a clean edit on my images. I feel that a clean edit is always timeless. I also learned that I love a lot of contrast on my images.

6 - beach ball

My most recent favorite. I love the joy in their faces while playing together.

Thank you Vironica  for sharing your stunning work with us.  You can view Vironica’s Instagram page by clicking here.  I would encourage you to do so, you will be so inspired.

Don’t forget that we have the {Abstract} theme running for the month of June, so submit your images for a chance to be featured as the banner on the Facebook page and web page, as well as to do an interview highlighting who you are.  We would love to see your work.