Contributor Spotlight | Angela Douglas Photography
For the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a few new blog posts featuring our newest contributors!
For our next introduction, let’s get to know Angela of Angela Douglas Photography.
1. Angela, welcome to the group! We’re so excited to have you with us. First, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi ya’ll. I am so happy to be here. To put it simply, I’m a photographer, I’m a wife and also mom of four crazy kids….amongst many other things. We currently live in Norfolk, Va. and ironically, my husband and I both grew up in Norfolk and most of our families still live here close by as well. I always tell everyone we are a modern day Brady Bunch. ( for those people who still remember who they are! )
2. How long have you been doing photography and would you consider yourself someone with a specific style for your work or are you the type that sort of just goes with feeling and emotion more than a distinct direction (or maybe a bit of both)?
I have been taking pictures since I was 18 years old. The first camera I ever bought was a Canon AE1. I bought it shortly before I decided to move to Mexico so it was perfect timing for me to document my travels and start honing in on my skills and love for the art. Since that trip I haven’t been able to put a camera down. I think due to how my photography career started with travel and real life, I would say that I lean more towards documentary style than anything. I love raw emotion, messes and our real lives caught on film. And yes, I still love shooting with an old school actual roll of film in my canon AE1. One of my biggest goals for 2017 was to shoot a roll a month and I haven’t missed a one yet!
3. When you have your camera out and you’re ready to start shooting, what is it that you want your photographs to say or the type of message you want your images/art to convey to everyone?
My main goal with my photography is to evoke emotion…a feeling. Whether it’s happiness, excitement, joy or empathy, if you can look at my photos and feel those feelings within yourself then I’ve been successful.
4. If you had to choose [one] lens, which one would it be?
Sigma 24mm Art. Hands down, best lens ever!
- How do you find balance between running a photography business and shooting just [for you]?
Bottom line is I don’t sometimes and I’m ok with that, this is real life. One thing I’ve used to help keep me focused is my second 365 Project and shooting an image everyday definitely helps me to shoot for myself, especially when things are busy. I love 365 projects!
- Who or what would you say is your inspiration for your photography?
To be a storyteller of my family. I hope years from now my children are showing their grandchildren their childhood through my eyes. All of it, the good, the bad and the ugly because that’s life.