Every Friday I will be featuring some of the macro photographers that I have gotten to know and become friends with over the years, and wanted to share their talents with the people that visit my blog.
There are so many good macro shooters and I see them all the time at my Macro Nature Forum and on many of the online nature forums throughout the web.
I got to know Lorna from my Macro Nature Forum, and one of the other nature photographer online websites. She has some excellent images, so take a look and read what she says about her macro photography.
#1 How many years have you been shooting.
I’ve been shooting for almost 3 ½ years now.
#2 What camera, lenses, tripod make do you use.
I use an Olympus dslr. My favorite lenses are my Zuiko 70-300mm and Lensbaby Composer, with many of the Lensbaby accessories. I also use an EX-25 extension tube, and a Manfrotto tripod with a ball head mount. Just basic photo gear. I don’t have any high end equipment.
#3 What are your favorite subjects to shoot.
I tend to shoot a lot of flowers and nature abstracts, but anything is fair game when I have a camera in my hands.
#4 Do you shoot a certain style of macro
I do a lot of Lensbaby macros. I like the artistic blur it adds to the images. I like to keep the photos clean and simple. I tend to stick to the KISS rule of photography (Keep It Simple Stupid). I don’t do much post production work, so I depend on my lenses to get me the creative look I want in-camera.
#5 Have you won any awards, been published, or any other successes.
I’ve won numerous local, national and international awards over the last 3 years. I love competition because it forces me to think outside the box and push the boundaries a little. I had two successful solo art shows last year. I’ve been published in a few minor publications and websites.
#6 What program(s) do you use to process images.
I use Lightroom almost exclusively for my image processing. I’m not much into post-production work, though the Nik image plugins are looking tempting.
#7 Where are you from.
I am originally from Newfoundland, Canada though I currently live in Alberta. We recently moved here after 14 years on the British Columbia coastline.
#8 Your website, or blog address.
My website is www.taylorimages.ca, but much of my recent work can be found regularly on the Lensbaby website, http://lensbaby.com/forum/profile.php?0,14248, or on flikr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/40968863@N04/