Member Monday Featuring Svetlana VanKempen

Happy Member Monday everyone! Photographer Svetlana VanKempen has been a long-time member and essential part of the KelbyOne community.

Today we wanted to hear more about this beautiful Grosbeak that she submitted for our Yellow Member Challenge!

Here’s Svetlana to talk about this gorgeous bird that she captured!

About the Photographer:

  • Hometown: East Bethel, MN
  • Years in Photography: 19 years
  • Years as a KO Member: not sure, I joined back when it was NAAP.

About the Photo:

  • Title: Evening Grosbeak
  • Location: Sax-Zim Bog in MN
  • Gear/Software Used: Canon R5 with 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1, Adobe Photoshop for post-processing.

Describe your creative style in 3 words.

clean, colorful, natural

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

Let’s just say it happened more than once. But when it happens, for me it’s best to slow down, take a step back, and try to analyze what worked, what didn’t, and why. If I can’t figure it out on my own, I like to search through KelbyOne classes and articles or post a question in the KelbyOne community.

What sparked your love of photography?

Ability to capture what I see the way I see it.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

With so many great classes it is impossible to pick a favorite. But I always look forward to any class by Scott Kelby. He has a way of presenting material in a very clear way, which makes it so easy to understand and apply.

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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.