Q&A

What types of photographs do you like to take?

When my children were little, I loved to take photos of them.  Now, I like to bake and photograph food.  I use a lot of my photos on my baking blog Bake Chocolate Cake.  I also enjoy landscape photography and abstract photography.  Recently I have become interested in digital art and how I can alter my photos to create different moods.

How long have you been taking photos?

Forever.  I remember getting my first camera as a birthday present when I was eight.  As a child I constantly wanted to take photos, but the expense of buying film and paying to get it developed added up quickly.  I kept my extensive collection of photos in shoe boxes under my bed.  As an adult I started to experiment with black and white photography.  I also bought a digital camera.  Now I can take millions of photos and delete the ones I don’t like. It is a fun hobby.

Are you a professional photographer?

When I think about professional photographers I picture individuals who have spent many years mastering the technical aspects of photography.  That is definitely not me.  I like to focus on composition and trying to capture memories or create a story.   Sometimes everything lines up just right to create a beautiful photo.

What kind of camera do you use?

I have not spent a lot of money on camera equipment.  I enjoy shooting with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, but in reality I end up taking most of my photos with a pocket Cannon Powershot or my phone.  The best scenes for photos are not planned.  I am much more interested in capturing the story or moment, than working on technical details.  Some of my favorite photos were found while I was driving and I pulled over to snap a quick shot.  It is difficult to take a quick photo when I am carrying a lot of extra equipment!

Why Photography 221B?

I wanted to have a photography site, but of course Photography.com was already taken.  Have you noticed that it is almost impossible to find interesting names that are still available?   A long time ago I tried to use my own name for an e-mail address but it was taken so the site suggested adding numbers.  That concept wasn’t very appealing for my personal e-mail but when I started thinking about a photography site I thought maybe I could add numbers.  (Fellow fans of Sherlock Holmes will immediately recognize 221B.)

Where can I buy your photos?

I am just beginning to sell some of my work in art shows.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the photos send me an e-mail:

Photography221B@gmail.com  

If you have any questions, let me know!

Best wishes,

Annette

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