Gallery Member Spotlight - Jogi
In the latest installment of this regular series, we cast the spotlight on members of the PhotographyBLOG Gallery and ask them about their photography. The 16th member to sit in the interview chair is Jogi.
What do you enjoy most about the Gallery?
I enjoy the spirit of supportiveness and encouragement within the PhotographyBLOG community. I enjoy the international aspect of it, the landscapes from around the world and they way people see things through their own eyes. I also enjoy seeing people develop and change through their own motivation and their experience of being part of PhotographyBLOG.
Do you think being a Gallery member has helped improve your photography?
I certainly think it has. I suppose most importantly the support and advice within the gallery has helped to motivate me to be more dedicated to photography and therefore the learning process is continuous and ultimately more rewarding.
Landscapes are obviously your favourite topic - what is it that interests you so much?
Landscapes certainly dominate my gallery at the moment I think this is partly due to the fact that I have only lived in Devon for three years and I am busy discovering the wonderful Devon coastline and beautiful Dartmoor. I also enjoy black and white photography and candid people shots. I am hoping to experiment more with portraits and macro shots.
What kind of equipment do use now, and what did you start with?
At the moment I am busy finding my way around my Canon 350D – a steep learning curve but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I use two lenses, a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro and a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG macro. My previous camera was a Konica Minolta Z10 reviewed and highly recommended by Mark. A great camera and I shall certainly hold onto it.
Have you sold any of your Gallery photographs?
What is the one piece of advice that you would give to other budding photographers?
To appreciate that not every shot you take is going to tick all the right boxes so don't get disillusioned, don't be afraid to experiment and know that sometimes art can be very subjective.
You can see more of Jogi's photographs in this User Gallery.