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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Kate Ainger

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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with Kate Ainger

Each week we feature a Lensbaby Unplugged Member and learn more about their photography history. Read more to learn about Kate's photography experience!
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Q: What is your favorite shoot you've ever done?

A: I loved using my Sol45 on the Cote D’Azur this year, as it captured the stunning Mediterranean light perfectly. It is always my first choice lens for our family holidays as I love the hazy-memory feel it creates.


Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera? How often do you reach for your camera?

A: Almost every day. I have a huge driving need to ‘bottle up’ my children’s lives - it is almost a desperate attempt to stop them growing up!


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

A: Sol45 - for the reasons mentioned already. I also have the Edge50 and the Omni filters (plus expansion colour pack)

Kate Aingerwith Lensbaby

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

A: I love the work created by so many of the LB ambassadors - Annick Paradis, Nancy Magnus, Abi Coop, Regina Boston (to name just a few). I’m desperate to experiment with more Lensbabies and my dream is to become an ambassador one day too.


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

A: Long! I picked up my first DSLR in 2009. I’ve loved it more and more each year. It has become my driving passion. It unites the lawyer in me with the actress - the need to follow rules with a desire to create.


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

A: My kids. I aim for colour, emotion and storytelling in my images.

Kate Aingerwith Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: I love recording the small moments in our everyday lives - the unimportant fleeting seconds that matter. I also find creating art intensely satisfying and uplifting.


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

A: Scrolling through the work of artists I admire. Going back to courses I have taken and rereading my notes. Setting myself new personal projects.


Kate Aingerwith Lensbaby

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

A: I love challenging myself. My work has grown hugely in the last year or so due to becoming a member of the fabulous Light Communion Circle.


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

A: Direct sale to UK customers, without the exorbitant shipping costs.


Kate Aingerwith Lensbaby

Kate Ainger

I am a city lawyer turned actress turned photographer and mum of 3. We have just relocated back to the UK after 11 years living in Mauritius. My absolute favourite lens is my Lensbaby Sol45 as I adore the nostalgic dreamy blur it captures and how light it is for travelling.

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