Kim Sidwell of Kim Sidwell Photography joined up with the blog contributors group right at the start of Share Six. We wanted to share a little bit more about Kim and who she is.
Tell us a bit about yourself? Are you a hobbyist or a pro?
I am a Daughter of the King, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I’m from Alberta Canada and live on a small 20-acre hobby farm. We have recently taken up “Homesteading” as a way to enrich our lives with simple, sustainable living.
I am a hobbyist photographer whose passion for photography has been renewed in mid-life.
What will we find in your camera bag?
24-105 mm f4L
100L mm f2.8L
430 EX flash
Remote shutter release
Who inspires you?
God’s creation is what inspires me most. I find so much inspiration in the natural world around me.
My family, who have been and remain to be my biggest fans, always supportive, and patient of my photography endeavors, inspire me greatly.
What inspired you to pick up your camera initially?
I initially became interested in photography by taking a high school film photography class. Beyond that class, any serious aspirations in photography were put aside, as life happened in big ways, that left little time or finances for photography. With my first digital camera purchase, I my interest was renewed. And as with most things, as we get older, we find that there are more pockets of time available to pursue those things that bring joy to the heart and soul.
Photoshop or Lightroom? and why that choice?
I started off using Photoshop Elements and now almost exclusively use Lightroom.
If you had to choose one area of specialization what would that be and why?
Being a hobbyist, I find that this is a journey… still learning new things each and every time I get the camera out.
I’m finding inspiration in the world around me: nature, people, fine arts… so I’m still defining my style, and seeing if an area of specialization finds me. For now, I am just enjoying the journey.
One of my favorite photography quotes:
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
~ Elliott Erwitt-
You can find Kim’s work at the following links:
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