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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Ellie


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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with Ellie


Each week we feature a Lensbaby Unplugged Member and learn more about their photography history. Read more to learn about Ellie's photography experience!
Elliewith Lensbaby

Q: What is your favorite shoot you've ever done?

A: I like to work with multiple exposure and Lensbaby because the softness, the mood. And I like to letting see normal things in a very different way. I like to experiment with new ideas and with abstraction, so you see things in a new way.

 

 

Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?

A: I often shoot about 4 or 5 times a week. I'm inspired by softness (of flowers for instance), by lines, and by textures.
 
 

Q: What are your favorite Lensbaby Lenses to use in your session?

A: My favorite Lensbaby Lenses are the Sweet lenses, I own the Sweet 35 and the Sweet 50. Also I have the Obscure 16 lens, also a wonderful but difficult lens.

 
Ellie with Lensbaby

Q: How did you hear about Lensbaby, and what encouraged you to purchase a LB lens?

A: Back in 2014 I saw images of Andrea Gulickx, I did a workshop with her and I was allowed to use her Lensbaby Lenses. The moment I had the Sweet 50 on my camera, I was hooked. I love Lensbaby Lenses.

 

Q:What was your journey to becoming a photographer like?

A: I'm always trying renew myself in my images. Lensbaby Lenses give me the pleasure to see things different, to give my own mood to the images.

 

Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph and how would you describe your photography style?

A: My favorite subject to photograph are small flowers and/or leaves. My photography style is soft, colorful with a easy mood.

 
 

Ellie with Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: When I photograph I lose myself in the images I'm making. I forget what's going on in my surrounding, and do not think about other things. I like to create images which in real life do not exist, and I do this by working with Lensbaby lenses and multiple exposure.

 

Q: What helps you when you're struggling with a creative block?

A: Reading about photographing and leave the camera in my camera bag for a few days, then, the ideas will come again.

 

Ellie with Lensbaby

Q: Would you consider yourself an adventurous photographer, or do you tend to stay in your comfort zone?

A: I do not consider myself as an adventurous photographer, I alsways try to step out of my comfort zone. I do so because I want to challenge myself to make different images.

 

Q: What else would you like to see from Lensbaby in the future?

A: I would like to see and ultra macro lens from Lensbaby, I think that's intruiging to make interesting images.

 
 

Ellie with Lensbaby


Ellie

Hi, I'm Ellie, since I got a Lensbaby for my birthday in 2014 I fell in live with Lensbaby lenses. I love the softness and the possibility to choose the place where I want to focal point. I love my LB lenses, I use them for macro and sea- and landscape photography. When I used the LB Sweet 50 for the first time, I instantly knew that this was so interesting and fun to photograph with. Now I have more Lensbaby lenses and I use them all.
 

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