- What kind of camera do you have? I have a Canon 5D, which I really, really like.
- Favorite place to get your photos developed? Usually I just print them at home with my Epson R1800, but I’ve also used on-line sites such as mpix.com.
- Share one of your favorite Photoshop tips. To add text to your photo before printing it, use the Horizontal Type tool to draw a text box in the location where you want your text. Then select your font, font color and point size and type your text as desired. Finally, use the move tool (it looks like an arrow) to move your text into its exact location. What are your favorite photography websites that you look at for inspiration, tips, new products, etc.? I look on ilovephotography.com occasionally. I love the photography in National Geographic’s Traveler magazine, too.
- What lens do you have? Which is your favorite and why? I have a few different lenses – 2 fixed mm portrait lenses and a 70-300 telephoto, as well as a 10-22 wide angle. My favorite is probably the 50mm fixed lens, because it functions in low light and makes portraits easy.
- What is your favorite camera accessory? I think it’s handy to have a tripod, for those times when I have a photo of myself or my kids in mind, and nobody else around to take the photo. With kids it’s important to strike while the opportunity presents itself (i.e. before the meltdown!)
- Favorite books that you can recommend for people learning about photography or Photoshop. Bryan Peterson’s book, Understanding Exposure, is very helpful in explaining the principles of photography. As for Photoshop, Scott Kelby has a bunch of books out that give helpful tips and step-by-steps. There are also photography magazines and computer magazines that can be helpful for specific functions or tips.
Here is one of Joanna’s favorite photos of her children.
Joanna is currently working on a wedding photography business. If you want more information about that, feel free to contact Joanna.