Member Monday Featuring Judy Lindo

This week we’re welcoming KelbyOne member Judy Lindo to take center stage. Her work takes inspiration from all aspects of life and nature. We love the sense of mystery and quiet stillness her photos provoke!

We can’t wait to hear about this one exciting shot in particular. Take it away, Judy!

About the Photographer

  • Hometown: Wading River, New York
  • Years in Photography: On and off, but probably 15 years
  • Years as a KO Member: 5

About the Photo:

  • Title: The Rock
  • Location: Wading River, NY
  • Any additional description of the photograph: This rock is famous in our area. First of all, it is BIG. At high tide, as it was here, the water on the north side is plenty deep to dive from and during the summer it always has a group of kids daring each other to dive off. If you get there early in the morning you will often find fisherman casting out to catch the big one.
  • Gear/Software Used: I am a Canon shooter, with 2 bodies and 3 lenses.  On this night I had walked down to the beach empty-handed with only an iPhone in my pocket…Yes, this was shot on an iPhone 7.  I did bring this photo into Lightroom to add some vibrance.  I know there are mobile apps out there for editing, but I am more comfortable with LR and PS. 

Describe your creative style in 3 words

Highlighting natural beauty.

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

I believe we all get photography’s version of “writer’s block” where nothing seems to spark that excitement and no photo is good enough. I have found that pushing through it and continuing to go out regularly helps, but also viewing the works of those I admire helps get the creative juices back. This past year was very frustrating with the pandemic stopping us all. At the time I had just embarked on a new genre – street photography, but then the ability to go out to the streets was halted. Thanks to the KelbyOne community I found a wonderful group of people with terrific ideas. Inspired by Melanie Kern-Favilla, we started a study group shooting flowers on a lightbox. I’ve made some wonderful friends, learned so much, and have had a lot of fun.

What sparked your love of photography?

My dad planted the first seed. He was a photojournalist and there was always a camera in his hands. When my kids were young was the first time I’d ever actually picked up a camera and started to shoot. My husband built a darkroom for me and I would spend hours developing and printing, but life gets busy and photography fell by the wayside.

About 7 years ago I once again bought a camera and the passion returned. I get lost in the creativity both in-camera and post-processing. I find it so rewarding to open up the Lightroom file and see on the monitor what I had envisioned in my head. I refer to my time shooting and processing as my stress reliever where I get lost for hours and the outside world disappears.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

That’s a really hard question!. I discovered Kelby One when I got hooked on bird photography. A friend of mine suggested that I look into Moose Peterson’s classes, so I did a K1 trial version and as they say, the rest is history. I’d have to say Moose Peterson and Scott Kelby are my “go-to” instructors, but the Jay Maisel series is my favorite. I find him to be a fascinating man with an amazing life doing what he obviously loved.

Connect with Judy

You can connect with Judy via her portfolio and!

Thanks, Judy for sharing your spectacular work with us!

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.