We had an amazing response to the theme Black and White. Katherine Cobert of Cobert Photography selected the guest feature for the theme and I connected with Angela Juhasz of Earth Angels Photography to find out a little bit more about her and her journey.
Tell us a bit about yourself? and Are you a hobbyist or a pro?
My name is Angela Juhasz and I run Earth Angels Photography in Melbourne, Australia.
I have completed a few courses and workshops on photography but have learnt a lot myself by experimenting and practise.
I began my journey in 2009 and went from hobbyist to pro in 2014.
I have 3 children aged from 12 to 8 months and they are usually the subjects (sometimes unwillingly!) of a lot of my artist work.
I define my style as dramatic, soulful and whimsical. I try and tell a story in each of my pieces.
What will we find in your camera bag?
My camera bag is somewhat full these days and I pack it according to the shoot. Generally you will find my canon 5dm2 with 50mm lens attached. Then I have an 85mm, 35mm and a 200mm which I adore. You will find a reflector hanging off the bag, a prism and if I am travelling I always take my Australian Flag with me.
Who inspires you?
I guess my inspiration started with the classic artists, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Francesca Woodman and Mary Allen Mark. But the Facebook photo community is just as inspiring, some of my favourites include Meg Bitton, Sarah Cornish, Sonya Adcock and the beautiful Barb Uil from Jinky Art in Australia.
What inspired you to pick up your camera initially?
I picked up the camera initially because I wanted some good photos of my own children and I wanted to document our lives together. I enjoy having unique stand out photos of them and I hope they will be proud of them one day.
Photoshop or Lightroom? and why that choice?
I use Light room and Photoshop to process my images. I love both of them and feel they complement each other. I import all my photos into Light room for basic adjustments and finish them off in Photoshop.
If you had to choose one area of specialization what would that be and why?
If I could only photograph one subject, I think I would specialize in children from 4 to teenage years on their own. I would only photograph the child in an outdoor space as opposed to a studio and the photographs would be dramatic, moody and full of soul. My idea would be that the image would hang in the home as a piece of art and be a unique take on that child and environment around them.
You can view Angela’s work on her Facebook page.
Look out for the new theme on November 6th.