Michelle Ellis is a talented photographer and a wonderful artist, who loves taking pictures mostly close to nature, painting, and drawing. With a great composition and determination to produce more and more creative work, Michelle has set a standard from the very beginning of her photography career. It’ll be exciting to see how her work progresses as she garners more experience.
Learn more about Michelle as we are covering a few questions which we asked about her and her photography.
I’m just a 19-year-old girl with a passion for art and photography, and I currently live in BC, Canada. I got into photography when I was around 13 years old, photographing with this little pink Samsung point and shoot digital camera. Needless to say, I was hooked the moment I got my hands on my new camera, and I was taking photos of anything and everything.
Later on, I got my first DSLR and continued pursuing my interest in photography. I now do photographs for weddings, engagement photos, musicians, etc, and I love it!
Some other hobbies of Michelle besides photography:
Aside from photography, I love painting and drawing. During my high school and middle school years, I would always be making doodles and sketches whenever I got the chance. I also have a love for music. I’ve tried playing many instruments which came quite naturally to me, however, I was never as determined with music as I am with art and photography.
I usually listen to music while I’m working on my photos and art, it helps me stay focused on what I’m doing and sometimes it sparks some inspiration for what I’m going to create!
Camera and Equipment Michelle Uses:
Here is a list of the gear I use at the moment. However, I do think that expensive gear is not necessary to create amazing photographs. Nikon D800, Nikon D90, Nikkor DX 35mm f/1.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 18-105mm f/3.5, Lensbaby Composer Pro & Sweet 35 Optic
Her work is different from a commercial photographer, here’s why?
It’s definitely more personal to me, I think. When I create my images, I think of how I can communicate my own personal feelings and emotions through my camera, which is very different from commercial photography, because they’re just pictures to sell products, mostly.
Her Inspirations for creating such wonderful images:
For me, inspiration can spark at any time. I could be listening to a certain song, walking around somewhere… However, I find that when I’m sitting in the car on a long, long drive listening to some of my most favorite tunes while letting my mind wander, I feel inspired to make art.
Once I have an idea, I write it down immediately so I don’t forget. I make notes, explaining in detail what I’m imagining in my mind. Later, once I have time, I make the idea into a picture.
Here are few glimpses of the Magnificent past work of Michelle for your weekly dose of inspiration: