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Happy New Year to all the Share Six followers. I hope that this will be a great year for you, and that we get to see more of your postings on Facebook, and Instagram.

Tiffanie of @tlovesr was chosen as the featured artist for the {Refresh} theme. I connected with Tiffany to learn more about her and her photography journey.

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

I own my photography business and do it full time. I mostly shoot children, families and couples. I typically take on a handful of weddings each year, too. My degree is actually in journalist + videography (Radio/TV — I was a reporter and anchor before we had children), but I learned photography in high school on film and in a dark room.

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 gear junkie and have way more than one absolutely needs. But, I like options and trying new things. I shoot Nikon. I primarily shoot with my D850 and Z6, but also have a D750 and am impatiently waiting for my Z7ii to arrive. I really love the mirrorless system and have slowly been switching over to native lenses for the Z series. I use a lot of Lensbaby lenses with my work and the one lens I am dying for is the Lensbaby Velvet 85. 

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

When I am feeling uninspired and I don’t feel like grabbing my camera, I try to remember I’ll be glad I did when I look back. Even if I don’t edit the photos for six months or a year, I will still have those moments and the story is important.

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

I shot film and processed it in the dark room as a teen and in my early 20’s. I much prefer the ease of digital imagery ha! I love a good black and white photo, but I stick to color 90 percent of the time. I shoot for color and use color theory in just about every image. There’s something to be said for a traditional portrait, but capturing connection and emotion speaks to my heart. I want my storytelling through imagery to take my subjects back to what they felt in that moment. I want the viewer to feel those emotions my subjects felt and experience the story.

What personal projects are you working?

I am currently in the middle of a 30 day project of using one of my Lensbaby lenses every single day. With my busy client season wrapping up, I do need to start a new personal project or series documenting my kids. Those are always my favorite projects. Last year I completed my Seasons of the Climbing Tree series with my kids and it is hands down my most favorite work I’ve produced.

Most important thing you’ve learned about editing?

Oh gosh. That’s a broad question because editing can be so complex ha! I would have to say learning about split toning and color grading is the most important editing tool I’ve learned. It really has changed the way I edit and helped me get the tones and polish off my images. I love color theory and these tools help me bring that into each and every photo I edit.

Thank you Tiffanie for sharing a little bit about who you are and your style of photography, we loved learning more about you. Don’t forget to check out her Instagram page @tlovesr

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  The theme this month is {Story Telling} for the next two days so tag us with #sharesix_traditions.