My First Blog!

Welcome to Sheri Hubbs Fine Art Studios located in the Eugene, Springfield area better known as Lane County! I am very excited to share my new and improved website! Feel free to take a look around!  It’s very simple and to the point.  Just my style! With this being my first blog post ever, thought I would post a little about me.  It’s important as a Photographer to build a relationship with incoming clients, but it’s equally important that those incoming clients know a little about who’s going to be photographing them as well!  So here we go!

  • What kind of gear do you use? Canon 5D Mark III.  My go-to lenses 85mm, 50mm, 100mm, 35mm (yes, Im a prime girl)
  • What are your tools for post processing? LR (Lightroom) and PS (Photoshop)
  • Who’s work influences you the most? I have many.  Ansel Adams, Anne Geddes, Steve McCurry, Jake Olson.
  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures? I am constantly reading, studying, and exploring.  I find getting out there is the best way to learn.  You don’t need the fancy equipment.  Some of the best images I have seen come from basic equipment.  If you know your settings and your lighting…..the possibilities are endless.
  • What is your proudest moment in your career? I would have to say a series I shot last summer (2015) of a little girl and a goat.  The series of images caught the eye of Animal Planet, and many social media platforms.  A few of them became the top iphone wallpaper downloads and I won many awards.   It was a fun, but crazy ride!

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  • What is the one thing you wished you knew when you started taking photos? My settings.  It’s so easy to turn on a camera, flip it to automatic and let your camera do all the work, but when you can control your camera and your surroundings…..that’s when the magic happens.   Photography is about painting with light.  It’s about finding that place you are passionate about.  Control is a powerful tool you can have with your camera.  Learn it.  Know it.
  • When you travel on location, what do you take with you and why? All I really take anymore is my camera and maybe a reflector, but very seldom do I use one of those.  For me….it’s about capturing the subject in their environment.   Using a prop is always fun such as an animal (my favorite) or a stool, or chair, but I keep it simple.  Too much clutter in your image can and will take away from what the image is truly about.  It’s about keeping it simple and timeless for me.
  • Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Not really.  My purchases are generally well thought out.  I know what I want and stick to it.  Im a simple girl.  I don’t own a lot of equipment and don’t need too.  I believe that if creating art is truly a passion, you can create it with what you have.
  • How do you spend your free time? My free time is usually spent with family and friends.  I love crafting, sewing and the outdoors such as biking, hiking, or just getting in the car and venturing around.  More than anything, a fun evening in with kids and hubby is my fav!
  • How did you become a Photographer? Ive always loved taking pictures.  I remember as a kid posing in trees, or taking endless amount of film images.  It was always something I had fun with.  It didn’t become a consideration until I had my children.  Looking back at images only to see my poor children being posed on silly props, blankets etc….that I realized that maybe I should consider a professional career. ha!

 

I love sharing what makes me genuine and unique.   Thank you for taking the time to read my first post! Stay tuned for client views, tips and tricks, and some great information along the way!

 

Sheri Hubbs~

 

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