Are you ready to meet another KelbyOne member? Today, we’re introducing you to Tina Anderson, a Texas-based photographer. The image seen above, is the one Tina is breaking down and explaining in this week’s Member Monday feature.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
This photo is actually a composite. This is a newborn background I found on Etsy and I had already taken a photo of Elizabeth, my Rat Terrier, on a similar rug, so I just popped her in there. I love to composite her into famous paintings and scenes to amuse my friends in the rat terrier community and she is a willing subject as she thinks the camera is a treat dispenser. She is an excellent model and requires very little direction… I love Photoshop as much as photography, I love being able to manipulate images, to bring another level of artistry to a photo. The combination of the two fills this need I have to make and learn something every day.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
This was taken with my Nikon D750 and of course, Photoshop.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
I really love to photograph my 14-year-old son but find that my dog and flowers are more willing subjects. Lately, I’m into photographing flowers after taking Melanie Kern-Favilla’s class on KelbyOne. I really enjoy the Member Challenges at KelbyOne because by taking on the assignment it forces me for several weeks to focus on something different and then also take a look at how others approached the task.
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I joined NAPP back in like 2008 or 2009 after I went to Photoshop World in Las Vegas with a friend. I didn’t even have Photoshop at the time, never took my D80 off of auto, I was just going to hang out with my friend, but it was so much fun and I caught the bug and joined when I got back. Later, when it became KelbyOne, I had just entered into a long season of caring for aging parents and took very few photos for several years and then after that chapter closed, I was longing to be creative again, to pick up my camera and continue learning, so I signed up again. I love the community and conversation in KelbyOne.