Chepachet, United States
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Angemeldet seit: April 26, 2017
Noreen Berthiaume Chepachet, RI Artist Statement Meditation – that elusive state of mindfulness that I have searched desperately to find! But after buying many, many books, including an 8-minute meditation with a timer, I had an epiphany. All I have to do is use my camera! My photography gives me that degree of focus that clears my mind, keeps me in the moment. It gives me the chance to slow does, to really see something that I would like to share with people who might not have that slow down opportunity. For me, photography is also about connecting with people, whether “shooting” them or sharing ideas and times with other photographers. Being mindful of my surroundings for photography has opened my eyes to sights I might otherwise have just glanced at! My photography can be a spur of the moment “oh wow” landscape where I stop everything else to capture that “oh wow” photo. Or, it can become a planned mother/daughter photo session to catch their personalities, their expressions, and their interactions with each other. And then there are the macros, that type of photography that brings me so close that I can see the face of a daddy-long-legs! I’ve also found that seeing something simple, such as a milk weed pod with fluffy seeds, and turning it into “something else,” something that draws people to look closer, to just be present. So, I’ve determined that I do not have a niche! I am nicheless! But being nicheless has opened my eyes to many opportunities to push myself out of my comfort zone, and most of all, to be mindful, if only for a moment.
I use a EOS Canon 5d MarkIII with a number of different lenses, including a Canon 24-70 mm, a Sigma 70-200 mm, a Canon 100-400 mm and a Tamron 90 mm I also use my Google Pixel 3 Camera Phone, which takes amazing photos and my old standby EOS Canon 50D, which has a 1.6 magnification. This works great for those distant animal photos as a 100-400 mm lens now becomes a 640 mm lens!
I enjoy everything!! Animals, landscapes, people, flowers. But, I really enjoy the creativity of turning an image into something else, such as mirror images, or using layers in Photoshop to create a montage. What I've learned is the need to take time, look up, look down, and let your inquisitive mind process what you are seeing and where you are at that moment before snapping a photo.