Weekly Feature | Alicia Fethke Photography | Macro Photography | Embrace Nation | Lightroom Presets for Photographers
Tell us a bit about you .
I'm 22 years old and I'm originally from Colorado. I now live in the beautiful PNW in Washington state. I'm a nanny to four children who keep me super busy. I was going to school for criminal justice and eventually wanted to go to law school but I've decided to pursue photography and eventually make it full time.
When did you learn photography ?
I bought a camera in July 2015 and just started teaching myself! I'm constantly learning and growing each day!
Whose work has infuenced you most ?
Someone that is constantly influencing and inspiring me is Jade Lyf! I love her macro work. I love that she pushes the limits and is constantly trying new things. She's always going out each day and shooting and that's something I'm working on doing as well and that everyone should!
How do you educate yourself to grow in your art ?
I try to go out shoot different things or styles than what I normally do. I'm constantly focusing on composition as that's often something I struggle with. Also, just asking fellow photographers who I trust their opinion.
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started photography ?
Honestly I don't wish there was anything I knew before I started. Everything I've learned I did when I was supposed to and I was ready. I'm not supposed to know everything that's how I grow!
What kind of gear do you use?
I have a Nikon D3300 and I use an 85mm f/3.5 macro lens and a 35mm f/1.8 both Nikon brand.
Tell us a bit about your photos:
"I love shooting people from families, to newborns, to couples but my true passion is macro photography. I love details. I've always been an extremely analytical person and macro allows me to analyze every little bit of a flower petal, leaf, water droplets, faucets in a ring, all of it. I could sit for hours upon hours and just take photos of plants and rings.
Macro pushes me. I often hold my breathe while taking a photo and brace my elbows on my knees or the ground. I often take dozens of shots before I get a perfect one, but that makes it even better because I worked so hard. I tend to edit my other work dark and moody with fairly neutral colors but I love bright colors with deep shadows and bright highlights for my macro work.
My dream would be to be paid for my macro work and to be able to travel around the world taking photos of flowers, insects, animals, anything and everything. Macro photography is my heart and soul."
Connect with Alicia : www.instagram.com/highdef_/