Chris Galford, am proud to continue our tradition of connecting wonderful photographers to the community.
For today I bring you Danielle Kelly, a talented photographer from New York. Self-taught and self-motivated, this interviewee’s talents run the gamut of the art, from gorgeous landscape shots to moving and stirring captures of people; be they full of color or black and white—but always brimming with life.
From all of us at One Stop Poetry, let’s start off the New Year by helping to welcome Ms. Kelly...
Do you have a personal philosophy about photography? How would you describe your style?
Danielle: I always shoot alone and think twice before sharing ideas. My style of photography has been described as dark and brooding by some. I consider it deep and layered. I process most of my digital images in black and white. And my color work I like to consider a modern view and a bit lighter, perhaps the lighter side of my personality. I wear my heart on my sleeve.
Do you find any common ground between photography and other creative pursuits like writing or poetry? Danielle: Yes...it's all about expressing oneself.
What sort of education/experiences have you gone through to get where you are today?
Danielle: I am a self taught photographer, reading books and taking courses at ICP. Also a member of ASMP, I am always going to lectures and museums, looking at books.
How much of your work/photography in general would you say is pure shot vs. post-processing/digital editing?
Danielle: It's all about getting the shot in camera first. This is an ongoing discussion among photographers who shoot with a digital camera. I believe that film images gets messed with in processing as well with dodge and burn and other manipulations. For me using Photoshop is the same. There are millions of photographers shooting digital images so yours better stand out in a sea of images!
What kind of camera, lenses, filters, and/or editing programs do you typically use?
Danielle: I shoot with both digital and film cameras…Canon 5d Mark II - Fuji 645W - diana - various lenses. But I do love my Canon 17/40.
What would you suggest to people just beginning with photography?
Danielle: Shoot for yourself and shoot a lot. Also it's not about the camera—it's about the work!
Danielle: There are many many categories of photography one may be interested in. Photo books are a great way to find information as well there are various blogs. Here are some of the ones I read:
Here is one site with tons of info on photography as well... http://www.photography-colleges.org/the-top-100-photography-blogs/
To learn more about Danielle or her work, check out the following links:
DK's official website: http://www.dkellyphotography.com
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|photo by Danielle Kelly (Coney Island)|