Member Monday Featuring Jen Rider

It’s Monday! That means it’s time to feature another one of our talented members. This week, we’d like you to take a look at an image from Jen Rider.

Seen below is her image, titled “I walk a lonely road”.

Let’s talk to Jen to learn more!

About the Photographer:

  • Hometown: Lafayette, IN
  • Years in Photography: 3
  • Years as a KO Member: 1

About the Photo:

  • Title: I walk a lonely road
  • Location: West Lafayette, IN
  • Any additional description of the photograph: After a big midwestern snowfall, this crow took a walk down a cleared road, looking for a bite to eat.
  • Gear/Software Used: Nikon D850, Nikkor 300mm; Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Describe your creative style in 3 words.

Adventurous, intentional, uplifting

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

I hate missing a moment. I’m not skilled enough to capture every fleeting moment in sports or nature photography. So, I study, practice, and persevere to get a little better each time. 

What sparked your love of photography?

I am creative but, in a technical way. I enjoy planning a Milky Way shoot or a football game because it is fun and a good creative outlet, but it is also technical and precise. More than anything, I love reminding people how much awe and wonder surrounds us. I want to help them see things they might otherwise overlook in their busy life.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

“25 Quick & Easy Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers” helped me edit a recent batch of portraits better and faster – If you have Adobe products, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to use them well. Scott provided great tips, they were quick and easy to implement!

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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.