Angee Smith | Featured Photographer

This week’s Featured Photographer is:

2B Seen Photography

Angee Smith
2B Seen Photography
2BSeenphotos@gmail.com

Website/Facebook:
http://500px.com/angeedc
https://www.facebook.com/2BSeenphotography

Areas you Serve:
Central Missouri

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a hobbyist with a passion for all types of memory keeping. I have also been an avid scrapbooker since 1997 and every year I make the family a slideshow set to music that we watch on Christmas. I was the kid with a camera at school and on field trips. My son’s life is well documented. It’s just what I have always done and what I hope I am always able to do.

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How did you get started in photography?
I started on film in high school, although I never got to actually use a darkroom. I was on the yearbook staff and my favorite part of creating the layouts was choosing which photos to use. Then some years ago my dad bought what I called a “fancy camera” and he gave it to me to use whenever I wanted. Once I had my first son my passion grew even more. In 2003 I lost that son and all I had left of him was a series of photos and that just reinforced the importance that I always placed on photographing my life. In 2004 my second son was born and I was able to pick up the camera again. I went through several point and shoots before finally buying a DSLR in 2014. I put it on manual and never looked back.

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What do you shoot?
I love to shoot my daily life with my family, including my fur babies. I also enjoy conceptual sessions where I have a vision and am able to create what I had envisioned. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and being able to execute them with wardrobe and location choices. Luckily I have people in my life that will humor me from time to time.

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Who or what inspires you?
The short and easy answer to this is life. In the grand scheme of things, life is short. And I don’t want to forget any of it. Beauty, art, music…there are many things in the world that are inspirational!

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What kind of camera bag do you carry and what’s in it?
I have a Porteen Gear bag and an Epiphanie bag that I switch out depending on what I’m doing. I shoot with a Nikon D610 and my Sigma ART 35mm 1.4 pretty well stays on it most of the time. I also carry a Nikon 50mm 1.8G but I don’t use it a whole lot. Sometimes it’s better for portraits than the 35mm and it’s lighter if I’m doing a lot of walking. I carry a Speedlight but I don’t use it very often. I also carry an extra battery, extra memory card, and a lenspen.

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What are some of your favorite photography products?
I love the lenspen. I’m not sure what I did without it before.

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Three random things about yourself:
I’m addicted to coffee. No fancy coffee for me…Folgers Classic Roast is my favorite. I drink a pot a day.

My family lived on Guam for a year when I was in high school.

I used to be a clogger.

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Best piece of advice you’ve received?
If you like it, then it’s ok. You don’t have to do this just to please everyone else.

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Any advice you’d like to share?
So far the best thing that has helped me was joining a Project 52 group. I shot so much more this past winter then I ever had in the past because I had a weekly goal to shoot for. And even in just the past few months I’ve seen some great improvement in myself and my creativity.

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Mac or PC? Photoshop or Lightroom?
PC. Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Where else can we find you on the web?
I don’t have a website yet but I am on 500px.

https://500px.com/angeedc

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