Embracing the Blur

Embracing the Blur

Embracing the Blur with Lensbaby

Artist Interview with Emma Davis

Emma Davis is a photographer based in Sydney Australia who creates captivating family portraiture. We had the opportunity to interview her and learn more about her process!

Emma Davis with Lensbaby Edge 80

Q: When did you start taking photographs? Why did you continue?

A: I started because I wanted to capture my children's childhood memories. I continued because I fell in love with light and shadow and blur and the way that images make me feel.

Emma Davis with Lensbaby Trio 28

Q: Which is your favorite Lensbaby lens?

A: Definitely my Edge 80, it has the perfect slice of focus with that dreamy, nostalgic blur that conjures up all the warmth of favourite childhood memories. The Omni system is a close second.

Q: What tips do you have for beginners just learning how to use the Lensbaby Edge 80?

A: Embrace the blur! Narrowing your aperture gives you more control of your focus.


Emma Davis with Lensbaby Edge 80

Q: What is the most difficult part of being a photographer?

A: Culling! I always overshoot and then struggle to cull when I'm editing!

Q: Do you have formal training as a photographer or are you self-taught?

A: Both! I learned on film back in the darkroom days at high school, then taught myself digital and Photoshop. Everything I know about light, I learned from the ClickLoveGrow Advanced course.

Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph?

A: My children.

Q: How would you describe your photography style?

A: Warm, vibrant, storytelling.

Emma Davis with Lensbaby Edge 80

Q: Tell us your favorite quote!

A: "We do what we know how to do, and when we know better, we do better." - Maya Angelou

Emma Davis with Lensbaby Edge 80

Q: What details do you believe make the best photographs? How do you go about focusing on them in your work?

A: Light is king! Look at the way the light is falling around your subject - highlighting their features, catching their hair, illuminating the tiny details.

Emma Davis

I'm a photographic storyteller, lover of light and shadows and keeper of memories. I live in Sydney, Australia with my six children, and when I'm not chasing them with my camera, I can be found teaching photography over at ClickLoveGrow.com.

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