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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Sylvia Loomis

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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with Sylvia Loomis

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

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

A: As soon as possible in spring, I prepare my garden containers and create growing flower arrangements in each. Then I aim for early morning photoshoots as often as possible. Every shoot is special!


Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?

A: In warm weather, I shoot from 3 to 6 mornings a week.

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

A: I have 2 Lensbaby lenses; Velvet 56mm and Composer Pro II with Sweet 80. I use them both depending on what results I am looking for.

Sylvia Loomiswith Lensbaby

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

A: I think I must have seen a post of a flower on-line that mentioned LB and I knew I had to have one!


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

A: My love of photography goes back to my early 20’s when I received a 2nd hand Voitlander camera. With this manual film camera, I made it my mission to document family gatherings and special events.


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

A: Portraits of people and flowers are my favourite subjects. With people, I try to capture the essence of the person and with flowers, I focus on what makes that particular flower special.

Sylvia Loomiswith Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: When a person sees a photo I have taken of them, I want them to feel proud. With a flower, it is all about the beauty and seeing it from a different perspective.


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

A: Sometimes just taking a step back and going for a walk or it could be turning the pages of a beautiful book of paintings. Talking to a special person can be helpful.

Sylvia Loomiswith Lensbaby

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

A: I am always trying to see things differently, looking for a different perspective.


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

A: For now it would be more Lensbaby lenses in my bag.


Sylvia Loomis

My name is Sylvia Loomis. My passion is taking portraits of people and flowers. With flowers, using Lensbaby lenses, I like to focus up close on a unique feature that makes it distinctive. When working with people, I try to express what is special about them.

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