Meet Erin of Erin Johnson Photography!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am from Alabama and grew up in Auburn, Alabama (home to my favorite football team, the Auburn Tigers). We currently live in Enterprise, AL (home to the Boll Weevil monument). I have never lived anywhere else but Alabama! Sometimes I think I might like to live somewhere cool but then I would probably hate being away from my family. I live with my husband and our two cats, Neville and Tabitha.
I have had a camera for as long as I can remember. I think I got my first 110 camera when I was 8 years old. I took my first black-and-white class my senior year of high school. I bought my first SLR with my graduation money and that was that. I upgraded to digital in 2008.
How would you say your style has evolved over time?
I think my style is still evolving. I am always learning new techniques or better ways to edit and getting better at getting what I want in camera. I look back at some of my early digital work, and I just cringe. I had found the world of actions but I guess didn’t realize that sometimes what an action gives me is not what the photograph should look like.
Tell us about your camera(s) and favorite lens(es).
I have a 5D Mk II. It’s hard to pick my favorite lens (I don’t have too many!). I use them all for different things but lately my favorite has been my Canon 17-40mm and my Tamron 100mm for macro work.
Where else can we find your work besides your Etsy shop?
On my website www.erinjohnsonphotos.com, there are links to everywhere you can find me.
Any advice for those just getting started as a photographer?
Practice, Practice, Practice! You can take all the photography classes in the world but if you don’t learn to use your camera, you will never get any better. As my photography teacher used to say, you can never make a bad picture good!
What are you top five favorite movies?
1. The Princess Bride (my absolute fav)
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Singing in the Rain
4. French Kiss
5. Star Wars (Episodes IV-VI)