Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Robin Claire Fox

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I am so excited to be featuring my favorite artists again! Stay tuned till the end for a link to another amazing photog who is all about family and film. It’s good stuff y’all!

Ok, am just going to jump right in! I am stoked to introduce Robin Claire Fox. Her work is fantastic.. It’s moody and emotive, and I can never get enough of it, and I know you will feel the same.

What got you started in photography? 

My children! I became interested in photography when we welcomed our first child. I wanted to preserve every moment and every detail as our little one grew. I began collecting images with a point and shoot camera, however I soon realized that I wanted more control over the creative aspects of my photographs. I purchased my first DSLR camera two years ago, took a course to learn how to use it and have been taking one photograph every day ever since. 

What three words describe your photographic style? 

Emotive Portraiture Connection



What’s your favorite compositional technique? 

I generally try to use the Rule of Thirds to compose my images, and I also love leading lines. 



Canon or Nikon? 

Canon


Favorite Lens?

 I used the Sigma 50mm f1.4 art lens for a long time and I loved it. I have recently purchased the Sigma 35mm f1.4 art lens and have found it to be much more versatile, especially when photographing indoors. It is wonderful to be able to get more in the frame when I am in tighter spaces. Both lenses offer beautiful bokeh and wonderful depth of field. 

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LR or Photoshop? 

I currently edit in Lightroom only, but I would love to learn how to use Photoshop. 


Presets or Custom?

 I hand edit my work. I recently purchased some presets to give them a try but I quickly went back to completing my own edits. I can definitely see the benefits of presets, but I really enjoy the process of custom editing. 

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Tell me a bit about your biz! Are you only personal work, or a mix of personal and client?

 I do a mixture of personal and client work. 


How would you describe your ultimate dream shoot or personal project? 

It is my dream to one day complete a volume of portraits dedicated to those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Before photography, I was a healthcare provider for individuals affected by these diseases. We, as a family, have also been directly impacted. This would be a meaningful project personally and it would be my hope that it would be meaningful to the families involved as well.  


What’s your favorite image you’ve ever taken (please share, and tell me the story behind the image)? 

It is so hard to select a favourite image! To date, one of my favourite images is a photograph of three of our children splashing on the dock. We spend a lot of time hiking as a family and we all really enjoy being near the water. I love that this image is candid. I love the joy that they are emoting. I forever want to remember them in this moment. The movement, fog and autumn colours make this image aesthetically pleasing to me. 


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What’s one of the most interesting experiences you’ve ever had in a session or personal project? 

There is not one particular moment that stands out to me. I have enjoyed every moment of this journey so far. I love having a creative outlet and I love that I am constantly learning. I find it so satisfying to create images that are meaningful and representative of a moment in time. 


What sort of projects are you involved in now? 

Aside from continuing with personal and client work, I am thrilled to be creating a Flourish Fellowship course for The Bloom Forum. The course is set to begin February 12 and I could not be more excited! 



What advice would you give to someone wanting to get started in photography? 

The best advice that I was given when I became interested in photography was to take and edit a photo every single day.  I can honestly say that getting my camera out daily has helped me to learn something new each day. 



If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be? 

A florist. I always had a dream of owning a flower shop and living above it.

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Now head on over to Vancouver Family Photographer and Film Maker, Alyssa Kellert’s post. It’s all about sweet newborns. Her work is gorgeous y’all, GORGEOUS!

Thank you for stopping by, let me know who some of your favorite artists are. Comment below!