Sharleen of Sharleen Stuart Photography chose the theme Street Photography and Murielle shared and incredible shot of New York. So who is Murielle Cascone? We wanted to learn more about Murielle and so I connected with her to learn who she was and her photography story.
Tell us a bit about yourself? and Are you a hobbyist or a pro?
I’m married and living on Long Island NY with my husband, four-year old daughter and our dog. I currently have a full-time job in finance and do photography part-time. I’m a brand new pro trying to get the hang of the business side of things.
Tell us a bit about your photography gear. What is the lens do you not have but you desire to have the most?
I currently shoot Canon (5D Mark III) and have a nice little collection of lenses. I currently own the Canon 24-70m 2.8, 40mm pancake, 50mm 1.8 (for freelensing mainly), 135mm 2.0, Sigma Art 35, Lensbaby Sweet 35, Lensbaby Edge 80 and Helios 44. The lens I don’t have and desire the most is the Canon 70-200mm 2.8.
How did your journey to be a photographer happen?
As many women in this field, my journey started when my daughter was born. I immediately wanted to take better pictures of her. I’ve always loved photography but never realized how multi-faceted it was. My only knowledge and experience was limited to point-and-shoot cameras. I started reading more about it and taught myself at first for the most part. Then I stumbled upon Clickin Moms and a whole community of photographers on Instagram, which helped take my skills to a whole new level.
Who inspires you?
My inspiration comes from everywhere. I love to photograph the world around me (street, child/family, nature…), so there’s not one person who inspires me. The first two photographers I can think of at the moment are Caroline Jensen and Anna Aromin (manual lens and bokeh queens). They’re amazing at their crafts and have a clear voice.
What advice would you share to the aspirants in this field?
I would tell aspirants in this field to learn and practice everyday and also to find their own voice. I’m still trying to find mine.
One thing that you have learnt as a photographer over the years?
One thing I’ve learned as a photographer over the years is that you never stop learning; there’s always room to grow. There are so many facets of photography and technology evolves so fast. Also, there are so many small things around you that can help your creativity (window, glass…); just look around to find them and experiment.
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