…for the Liebster Award and things you probably never needed to know about me :-D .
I don’t normally participate in Award activities, but when I got a nomination notification from Ines’ of IMonnetPhoto, I looked at her post and liked her answers to the questions posed to her when she was nominated as well as the photos she added and the questions she in turn posed to her nominees.
As I said, I don’t usually do awards, but I read/look at tons of blogs that I all like, so I won’t nominate anyone in particular. If I follow you, I like your work, and if you don’t see me as a follower in your Reader that’s probably because I subscribe to a lot of blogs via RSS or actively go there.
So thank you very much for the nomination, Ines, and here are the answers to your questions.
How/Why did you become interested in photography?
I became interested in photography through food blogging. I’d never been interested before, but I knew having a food blog without pictures would be a no-go. While supplying pictures to go with the recipes was a necessary evil in the beginning, I quickly caught the photography bug.
What’s the first photo you published on your blog?
My first post on this photo blog was for a series on trees. Looking back at it is a real GAAAAAAH! WHY!? moment…
The first picture on my food blog, which I started before this photo blog, was a picture of my dinner table when I had guests. (Luckily…) I can’t even find the original.
Do you photograph mostly to document moments or to be creative?
I’d say to document little details of daily life.
What’s your favorite time of the day to take photos?
9 – 11 am and 2 – 4 pm
Where do you get inspiration to photograph?
It’s mostly food photography that inspires me – and I get that from the incredible number of food blogs on the internet.
As for other types of photography, I admire it more than it inspires me as it’s usually not the kind of photography I want to or can do.
If you could spend a day with a famous photographer who would it be?
I have to honestly say that right off the top of my head I can’t even name any famous photographers. I’ve never had a famous photography role model.
Having said that, I’d probably like to spend a day with a good food photographer and food/prop stylist.
What is your favorite camera to shoot with?
My current Nikon D300. I love the thing and dread the day when I need to replace it. Fingers crossed that won’t happen anytime soon!
What was your last purchase photography related?
Funnily it’s almost the same item Ines bought – a BlackRapid RS7 Strap.
Do you have a camera bag?
Yes, I do. I used a small Crumpler bag for a few years (because it fit all my requirements and was available in green :-) ); I upgraded last year to a larger Crumpler model (in red) because I take more lenses with me now when I go out.
What photography book would you recommend?
I have only ever read one photography book – Hélène Dujardin’s Plate To Pixel (which is no longer in print). For me it was mostly a confirmation that I was doing things right, but it’s definitely recommendable if you’re a beginner in food photography.
Do you print your photos?
Since I bought a little postcard printer in 2013, I’ve printed quite a lot. Sometimes I just print a current favourite to stick it on my fridge door, I also printed pics of my first big vacation in years, and I’ve printed 2 postcard booklets for friends.
Rereading this post just before publishing it, I was a bit astonished to realise that in my answers food photography is the thing that comes up most. I guess it’s still my passion…
This was actually fun to do, so thank you very much again, Ines!
If you haven’t made the acquaintance of Ines yet, go check out her blog IMonnetPhoto!