I would like to introduce you to Agnieszka of magnesina. I decided to feature a member who has had her shop open less than a year with less than 5 sales. I hope you will browse through her shop and get to know this talented photographer. Click on the images to go to their Etsy listings.
Q: Where did you grow up ?
A: I was born in Poland in 1987 and since that day I still live here. My country surprises me everyday, I like the mixture of cultural, historical and political spheres, every minute is interesting here. I adore the variety of landscape, nature goods, weather and temperate climate. Every little part of living here can be inspiring. That’s why I try to take my camera everywhere I go!
Q: When did you get your first camera ?
A: It’s a very difficult question for me, I had to dust off my photography memories… When I was a little girl I had a simple compact camera and I took many photos with it. I remember, that I often borrowed a digital camera from my older sister, but I’ve got my first digital camera (Canon Powershot A520) in 2006 and I called it ‘my baby’ :) I’ve learned a lot with it during three years. I also used an old analog Zenit. In December 2008 I finally bought myself a DSLR and my photographs became more professional. It’s amazing how a lens can bring colours, light, bokeh and quality.
Q: What do you use for a camera, and what is your favorite lens?
A: My basic set is Nikon D60 with 18-55mm kit lens, but since few months I usually use 50mm manual Helios macro lens to take close-ups and macro. It brings more light to my photography!
Q: Do you have a favorite photo editing software ?
A: I’m in love with Photo Shop! Sometimes I also use Macromedia Fireworks and Gimp.
Q: What is your favorite subject ?
A: I think the answer is obvious – NATURE. I’m very passionate about every little thing around me. I observe life and catch beautiful moments in close-up photographs. I call this activity “cropping the world” :) I have to mention, that I adore people’s faces: eyes, look, smile, wrinkles... Portraits are my 2nd favorite subject.
Q: With your camera, where would you like to go if you could travel anywhere ?
A: I would definitely go to Italy. This country makes me feel warmer, my heart beats faster when I hear Italian language, I love Italian food, antique culture, romantic narrow streets, landscapes, architecture and passionate people. My dreams and hopes are aroused when I think about this land…
Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you ?
Don’t know if this could be surprising ;) I study psychology and I strive to be sexologist and art therapist. I’ve always wanted to acquire knowledge and build up my personality to help people live better. When I need some rest, and the weather is not so fine for taking photos, I create jewelery. I have a plan to start a second shop on Etsy soon! :)
You can find more of her work at the following sites... Blog, Facebook Fan Page, Flickr, and Devianart.
This Focus On was compiled by Pam Hardy. Pam lives in beautiful Alberta, Canada. She has always been fascinated with cameras and has been taking pictures most of her life. Her favorite things to photograph are flowers and animals, and she enjoys experimenting with new subjects and techniques. See Pam's blog here and her shop right here.