Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week
Interview with Kate Beauchamp
Q: What is your favorite shoot you've ever done?
A: A couple of years ago I went with two of my photography buddies on a girls photography day trip to the gannet colony at Muriwai, on Auckland's west coast. The gannets nest right next to the viewing platforms and are a constant hive of activity. We all got some amazing shots and had a really fun day out together. Recently I've been working with a couple of models to add some portrait photography to my portfolio, which I have really enjoyed.
Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?
Q: What are your favorite Lensbaby Lenses to use in your session?
A: The Lensbaby Twist60. I just love that twisty blur.
Q: How did you hear about Lensbaby, and what encouraged you to purchase a LB lens?
A: I read a review of a couple of different LB lenses in the magazine 'Practical Photography' and decided to investigate further. I just love all the different quirky effects that your lenses produce.
Q:What was your journey to becoming a photographer like?
A: For me it's all about having fun and enjoying myself. I love that there is always something new to learn with photography, whether that's something technical or creative and artistic.
Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph and how would you describe your photography style?
A: I honestly can't pick a favorite genre, I'm enjoying the challenge of photographing birds at the moment, and have also been trying to improve my portrait photography skills. I don't know that I have a particular photography style.
Q: What do you love the most about photography?
A: The challenge of learning new techniques and having a creative outlet.
Q: What helps you when you're struggling with a creative block?
A: I honestly don't think I've ever had one.
Q: Would you consider yourself an adventurous photographer, or do you tend to stay in your comfort zone?
A: I'm adventurous, what can possibly go wrong! That's the huge advantage of shooting digital, if something hasn't worked quite as you wanted, delete!
Q: What else would you like to see from Lensbaby in the future?
A: A Lensbaby pouch with purchase, to stop my lens from getting damaged. Cheaper postage to NZ would also be great.