Member Monday Featuring Amy Perlmutter

Happy Member Monday! Today, we’d like to introduce you to floral and nature photographer, Amy Perlmutter. Her work is awesome!

Join us as we talk to Amy about her selected photo and what inspires her most!

About the Photographer:

  • Hometown: Highland Park, IL
  • Years in Photography: 40
  • Years as a KO Member: Ten + years. Since it was NAPP with only Scott and maybe Dave Cross and/or Matt Matt Kloskowski.

About the Photo:

  • Title: Lady Orchid
  • Location: Highland Park, IL
  • Additional description:This is a focus stack of 15 images.
  • Gear/Software used: Nikon D810, Nikon 105 mm macro lens, PS2021, LR Classic, Zerene Stacker, Nik Collection Color Efex Pro

Describe your creative style in 3 words.

Exploring nature’s miracles.

Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it?

I am always trying to learn and challenge myself with my photography. When I first started taking ultra-macro images of butterflies I struggled with lighting my subjects and using focus stacked images to create a panoramic image. I spent a lot of time reading and learning from other photographers. I also played with many different lenses, reversed lenses, and microscope objects. Each image has its own set of obstacles to overcome but I love the challenge and the feeling of accomplishment if I get the image to work.

What sparked your love of photography?

My love for photography started when I was a very young child. On the weekends I’d go to the city (Chicago) with my family and visit the modern art galleries.  I was drawn to the color and abstract pieces. I would take tons of pictures on these visits and then come home and relive the day by viewing my images of the art. Soon enough I began to turn my lens to all sorts of subjects until I discovered the beauty you could capture in nature… and then I never really pointed my camera in another direction. 

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

Scott taught me photoshop a LONG time ago through many classes. I like the way Ben Willmore teaches and found his Mastering Curves classes were beneficial to me. The classes were very helpful in evaluating and adjusting the color shifts in images that are part of a cohesive project. 

If you’d like to connect with Amy, give her a follow on Instagram and stay up to date with her latest projects!

Thank you for joining us for another Member Monday! If you haven’t yet, be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.