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Incorporating Movement

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Incorporating Movement

Artist Interview with Lynne Grant

Lynne Grantis a photographer based in the United Kingdom who loves to incorporate movement in her photography to pull emotions from her viewers. We had the opportunity to interview her and learn more about her process!

Lynne Grant with Lensbaby Sol 45

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

A: I started taking photographs about 6 years ago while on maternity leave with my 2nd child. I love learning and with photography that never ends. It’s a part of me now.


Q: Which is your favorite Lensbaby lens and why?

A: I have so many lenses now but the Velvet 56 was my first and I love it, it’s such a versatile lens.

Lynne Grant with Lensbaby Velvet 56

Q: What tips do you have for beginners just learning how to use the Velvet 56?

A: Keep it in your camera for at least a month so you can practice with it, don’t give up as it’s so worth the perseverance.


Q: What professional photographers have influenced your work, and how do you incorporate their techniques into your photographs?

A: I love the master that is Ansel Adam’s and so love a dramatic b/w landscape. Kelly brown and her newborn work is such an inspiration to me also. Not forgetting the Lensbaby community who continually inspire me every day.


Lynne Grant with Lensbaby Sweet 50

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

A: Trying not compare yourself to others, especially in the beginning.You have to shoot for yourself and create your own path.


Q: Do you have formal training as a photographer or are you self-taught? What was that journey like?

A: I am self taught, I love to learn and with photography that never ends, think that is why I enjoy it so much.


Lynne Grant with Lensbaby Sol 45

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

A: If a photo tells a story or creates emotion in the viewer (good or bad) then you have done your job correctly. I love incorporating movement, details and connection in my work. Lensbaby lenses help me with this so much more than a regular lens does.


Q: What inspires you most?

A: Light! I have learned to see it now and I never gave it a thought before I was a photographer. Especially low, golden, winter light, it’s my favourite.


Q: Tell us your favorite quote!

A: “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” — Steve McCurry


Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph?

A: People, whether that be a family, my own children or those passing in the street. I am very partial to nature too.


Lynne Grant with Lensbaby Sol 45

Q: How would you describe your photography style?

A: I am not sure I really have one but I’d go for creative, natural and emotive.


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

A: Creating memories for myself and others. I find that my memory is so much more vivid of a time that I have photographed. “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” — Steve McCurry


Q: How do you bring the best out of your models? What tips do you have?

A: Giving them exact direction, praise and a relaxed, friendly environment.


Lynne Grant

I am a wife and mother of two based in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Photography is my shining light and allows me to capture the beauty all around me.

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