Thursday, August 13, 2015

Featured Artist | Rebecca Wang Photography

Featured Artist: Rebecca Wang Photography

Tell us about yourself and your business.

My name is Rebecca Wang. I'm a mom to 2 energetic little/big boys, ages 6 and 3. I'm a military spouse, so we live for the unknown, and I kind of love it that way. It gives our family experiences such as, seeing new things and meeting amazing new people. My business got started like most, after my son was born. I picked up a camera and never looked back. It's like constantly breathing in a breath of fresh air, and being able to watch and appreciate my children growing and experiencing life in a different way. 

Where are you located?

I'm currently living on the central coast of California. We are stationed at Vandenberg AFB. It's about an hour north of Santa Barbara, and 2 hours south of Big Sur.

Who or what inspires your art?

My kids are for sure my number one inspiration. They are able to make going to the bathroom beautiful through a photo. hahaha. Also, other artists and the photographer communities out there. I get so inspired just viewing all of this beauty that people post, and I love seeing the uniqueness of each artist through their photos. 

What do you love most about photography?

love how it makes me feel, if that makes sense. It's something I get to do for myself everyday, and it makes me appreciate the beauty in the simplest and most ordinary things. 

Describe your style in 2 words.

Diverse and adventurous

Tell us about your specialization or what subjects you prefer to shoot.

I love to photograph documentary and street photography, that's really were my heart is. I just love enjoy the realness of it all. 

What do you do to jolt your creativity when it’s running low?

This might sound crazy, but I don't ever really feel like my creativity runs low, more like I'm just feeling lazy. haha. I guess for me there is always so much to photograph, and see, and learn that it's impossible to have creativity run low, if anything I find it can be overpowering. 

What’s in your camera bag?

My Canon 6d, and my 28 mm. Once in a while I'll pop on my 50mm, but the 28mm f1.8 is my home girl. 

What are your Top 3 must haves when shooting.

I'm a simple kind of gal when it comes to photographing. The 2 items mentioned above and my hiking boots. I take my clients on some treacherous shoots sometimes. haha

Share a fun fact about yourself with the readers.

A fun fact about me is, I love to salsa dance. I'm not great, but I don't care. I'm like a salsa dancing machine. haha

If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would he/she be?

My grandma. She passed a few years ago, and I would give anything to go back and capture certain moments with her. We always used to play this card game, canasta, I wish I had a photo of her hands with the cards. Just little things and moments that were special to me. 

Natural light or artificial?

Natural light

What impact does photography have on your family life?

Well if you asked my husband, he would tell you that my camera is our 3rd child and comes everywhere with us. haha. For me the impact is having beautiful everyday photos that I will always have of my kids. To be able to capture those little moments throughout the day, and to always be able to remember it. 

What’s your most important artistic tool besides your camera?

To not just snap away. Sometimes I will only take 2 or 3 pictures in a day, depending on what we're doing. I've learned to be patient and wait for a shot versus forcing a shot to happen. I've also learned to leave my camera at home. It's just as important to be a part of a memory as it is to photograph a memory.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned since started photography?

Your eye first and foremost, always. 

What advice would you give to an artist just starting their journey in the photography world?

My best advice is to shoot for you. Try not to get caught up in the latest photography fad.  Also, when you visit other artist's page to show them kindness and support. Don't ever forget we all start somewhere.


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