my Pea of the Week interview 5/24/10

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Posted 5/24/2010 by rachag03 in General Photography
 

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1.Who are you? Please include self portrait and links to other sites featuring you, like your blog, website, etc. Pimp yourself out!!
Okay, I hope these count as self portraits! I was holding the camera and pushed the button, so it counts right? I just don't have a recent picture of myself alone.



Heather making a cameo here, LOL!


I am Rachael Hutchinson. I am 29 years old (for a whole week now!) and have been married to my husband for 7 years. We lived in Cleveland, Ohio for a little while for my husband's post-college training program, then San Antonio where we were located for his job, and now finally back to our hometown in Houston. Before I quit working to stay home with Mason I worked in purchasing. I actually used my supply chain management degree for a little while! I am the mama of those two cute kiddos in my siggy...Mason and Scarlett.

I had a POTD blog a long time ago, but I deleted it because I wasn't keeping up with it. Since joining Lyndsay Stradtner's Birth Experience program I needed some kind of website for people to contact me about birth photography, so I created a new blog. A few months ago Trisha at Orange Gecko took some of my sketches and made a logo for me. I had envisioned a heart within a heart to represent pregnancy, the baby within mom, and even just family inside your heart. She made exactly the kind of heart that I wanted, and that's what it on my blog right now.

Here is the blog! Not much on it yet, I'm waiting on a couple signed model releases before I post the portfolio building shoots I have done lately. Rachael Hutchinson Photography

2. What inspired you to get into photography? And when?
My grandfather has always been our family photographer and record keeper. He has kept and cared for all of our family pictures, some from the early 1900s. He's huge into genealogy and family records. Most of all he just loves to take pictures and video every time we do anything together. He always let me use his camera, and when I was about 5 they gave me one of those Le Click cameras with the disc film. From then until now I've always had some kind of camera of my own. My aunt that lives in Oregon is a photographer, and when I would spend the summers with her she would hand over her film Rebel and let me do what I wanted with it. During high school I wanted to take photography, but could not afford to buy my own film SLR. The high school newspaper and yearbook teacher would lend me one of their cameras to carry around school, and several of my pictures were published in my senior yearbook even though I wasn't on the staff. When Mason was almost 2 we decided that it was time to get me a Rebel of my own so I could finally learn more about photography like I had always wanted. So in June of 2007 I got my Rebel XT, and that's when my love for photography went to a whole new level.

3. What is your education? Degree? Self taught? Workshops?
I have a degree, but it has nothing to do with photography! I earned a business degree from Texas A&M with a specialty of Supply Chain Management. Some days I wish I had majored in accounting to help me understand the tax side of running a business! I would say nearly all of what I have learned about photography came from Two Peas in some way or another, whether it came directly from the awesome people on this forum, or from a link that lead me to another blog, site, or book with valuable information. I am also a member of Lyndsay Stradtner's Birth Experience and that's been an awesome resource for birth photography information. I feel very lucky to be a part of that.

4. What kind of photographer would you describe yourself as?
I'm a photographer in progress. I'm still trying to find my place I think. The kind of photography that appeals to me the most is photojournalistic...capturing moments as they happen, details, people interacting with one another. I struggle with pulling that off without it looking snap-shotty sometimes. I think that's why I really loved capturing the details at April's wedding and birth photography. I like taking pictures when no one is paying attention to me and doesn't notice that I'm there. Unless young kids are involved, then I like to get all up in their faces with my 50 mm.

5. What kind of equipment do you use? Not every piece you own, but your favorites or use most often.
I use my 5D Mark II, an 85 1.8, and a 50 1.4. I do have my 40D as a backup. I did not sell it when I upgraded my camera body because I knew I would eventually like to do births, and that's definitley a backup camera necessary kind of photography.

6. What did/do you struggle with the most?
Although I've come a long way with it, especially with the help of Anne's natural light threads, I still struggle with lighting. It's like I know what good light is, when and where to find it, and how to use it...but when I'm moving fast and not thinking I don't get it right. So many times I've been so mad at myself for getting a great shot only for there to be no light in my subject's eyes.
Personally I struggle with a lack of confidence. I'm pretty shy in person. I took a big step these last couple weeks and I've done 5 different things in the last 5 weeks, most of which with people I didn't know before the shoot. I'm working on getting over being shy and realizing that I can take some decent pictures when I put my mind to it and get over the nervousness.

7. What was your biggest a-ha moment? Can be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.
Thanks to Molly, learning how to use the eye-dropper tool in Photoshop to read the numbers! I tend to like my pictures a little bit on the bright side, and while they looked completely fine to my eyes I was actually blowing my reds left and right. Now while I'm processing I watch my numbers to make sure I don't take it too far. Such a small little technical ah-ha moment, but it has made a big difference in my processing!

8. Biggest lesson learned? Can be either about photography, the business, yourself, etc.
That in order to grow, learn, and become more confident it's important to get outside your comfort zone and push yourself. I have to remind myself that every day!

9. What's your greatest triumph or achievement? Could just be opening your own business, awards, compliments.
I would have to say this picture is my greatest achievement so far. Not only because I was very proud of it once I got it processed, but because the dad ( a close friend of mine) absolutely loved it. It was with this picture that I really felt like I wanted to do birth photography. I was there to capture memories for the parents so they could focus on their new baby and experience the moment without worrying who was going to snap a picture for them. It made me feel good that I could be there for them.



10. What is one of the most important mistakes you made that served as a basis for your progression?
For the first several months I was convinced my XT was underexposing, when in reality the white balance on my pictures was too cool. That's when I first started realizing that you have to pay attention to the light, the time of day, where you are located and so many other things when you are choosing the settings for your shot. Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed might be the foundation, but there is so much more you have to look at when you are shooting.

11. What is it about photography that makes your heart sing and mind race with possibilities?
I love that a photograph is one single moment frozen in time, and I love that when you add up many of those frozen moments, you have a story. That story may be very short, like a wedding day or a birthday party. It may be very long, like an entire childhood captured. As photographers we tell stories through our pictures, and I think that's really neat.

12. Which do you like better-taking the photo or processing it? Why?
It's a tough choice, but I guess I would have to say taking the photo. I love when something I've really been wanting to try comes together and I capture that. I also love getting home and processing them, though, so it's a tough choice between the two!

13. What inspires you? Could be anything-other photographers, nature, art, music, people, etc.
I'm going to have to use the answer that many already have...everyone here! And especially the people that have been with me since I first peeked over here from the NSBR. I feel like I've been on this journey with so many of you, and although I haven't met many of you in person I feel like we share something special.

14. What is something about you that we don't know? Could be something serious or silly-your choice.
I'll give you the history of why my name is spelled the way it is. I was supposed to be a boy. They told my mom I was a boy, and up until the moment I popped out I had a boy name (William Phillip, LOL!) My grandmother says she knew from the moment my mom found out she was pregnant that I was a girl, so she was prepared with a girl name. Except when it came time to put it on paper, everyone was like, "How do you spell it?" My grandmother said, "Well it sounds like Michael, so it must be spelled like Michael." So that's how I ended up as Rachael with an A.

15. Can you share with us your loved ones? Especially if they have been featured in your work?
The loves of my life...my husband and the kiddos:


My grandfather with Scarlett:




A blurry point and shoot picture of my grandparents from a couple years ago that I love:


My parents got divorced when I was very young, and my grandparents played a huge role in my childhood. They watched me until I was old enough to go to school, then they watched me before and after school for many many years. I stayed with them all summer every summer. I spent every Friday night at their house until I was in high school and got busy with extracurricular stuff. We have lived close my entire life, and I'm so grateful that my children get to grow up with them as well. My grandfather is always so proud because Scarlett will push past everyone to get to him.

Unfortunately the rest of my family (mainly my mom, aunt, and grandmother) are those frustrating kind of people who turn away or throw their hands up when you point a camera at them. I still love them, though. We will be fixing that problem...sometime in the next few weeks they are all coming to my house and my husband is going to take a 4 generation picture of my grandparents, my mom, me, and the kids.

16. Can you share your top tip/technique with us?
Not really a shooting or PS tip, but my tip would be to print some of your own work! I printed a few of my pictures and it was a really neat feeling to open the package and see my prints mounted. I liked them on the computer screen and thought they were nice, but seeing them in print really made me feel good.

17. Who are you picking next and why?
I am picking Dayna (paparazzimommy). She is always willing to help me and anyone else, whether that's by picking something up at the store, answering random questions, and giving opinions and advice. Her ideas are super cute and creative, and most of all she's just a good friend. I'd like yall to learn more about her like I have...but I'm lucky because I get to hang out with her in person.

18. Please share some of your favorite works with us!!
I have a lot of recent favorites from April's wedding and the birth, but I'll leave those off since you all saw them so recently. Here are some of my other favorites.



















These two are from the newborn session I did this weekend:





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Posted: 5/24/2010 12:16:40 PM

Thanks to Molly


That's kind of you, Rach, but that street goes two ways, because without you I would never have had the courage to venture over to this board!

Love you to pieces, girl.


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Posted: 5/24/2010 12:21:41 PM
Right back at you!



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Posted: 5/24/2010 12:41:08 PM

I love that a photograph is one single moment frozen in time, and I love that when you add up many of those frozen moments, you have a story. That story may be very short, like a wedding day or a birthday party. It may be very long, like an entire childhood captured. As photographers we tell stories through our pictures, and I think that's really neat.



Oh, I LOVE this so much...I can't even tell you! As a scrapbooker and a photographer, this just really speaks to my heart.


Not really a shooting or PS tip, but my tip would be to print some of your own work! I printed a few of my pictures and it was a really neat feeling to open the package and see my prints mounted. I liked them on the computer screen and thought they were nice, but seeing them in print really made me feel good.



I can relate to this and totally agree. I've only recently began getting prints (first a few floras for my bedroom, then my test prints, and most recently Heather's sr. pics) It's so amazing to me to look at the photos and think, "I did that!"

Thanks for such a great inteview, Rachael! (with an A...)

ETA: Forgot to say your images are super!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 12:45:29 PM
YAY so glad to read all about you Rachael!!!


Thanks to Molly, learning how to use the eye-dropper tool in Photoshop to read the numbers!


ok i take back what i said last week, me too!! that was eye opening!


print some of your own work!


i hope people take this tip! if you saw my house (err shrine to my children) you'd know i dont have a problem with this, but i know so many who never print anything!!

great interview Rach!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 12:53:15 PM
Thanks for sharing!!!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 1:04:35 PM
It was great to read more about our Rachael! Your kiddos are just adorable and your work is great! TFS.


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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:07:51 PM
Rachael
Nice to read more about you and finding your way in photography. Like the John Denver song says "some days are diamonds.... some days are coal". Had my share of "Coal" days but the "Diamond" days more than make up for them. the hat shot she looks so natural in hats and also the "Drum" shot. Thanks for the "peak". BTW would never believe in a million years of Molly lacking confidence.


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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:21:53 PM
Thanks for sharing! And that photo of Daddy and baby , you're right to be proud of it! It's beautiful.

on a funny note, we might have gone to Texas A&M at the same time (I graduated in 2002)


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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:25:31 PM

I love that a photograph is one single moment frozen in time, and I love that when you add up many of those frozen moments, you have a story. That story may be very short, like a wedding day or a birthday party. It may be very long, like an entire childhood captured. As photographers we tell stories through our pictures, and I think that's really neat.

Love this!!!



Although I've come a long way with it, especially with the help of Anne's natural light threads, I still struggle with lighting. It's like I know what good light is, when and where to find it, and how to use it...but when I'm moving fast and not thinking I don't get it right. So many times I've been so mad at myself for getting a great shot only for there to be no light in my subject's eyes.

Uggggg, me too! lol!

And in regards to Molly's Red Channel Tutorial, I agree! I'm just now beginning to really understand it. I had read it and thought that I knew what she meant but just this weekend I'm beginning to really get it!

Rachael, this was such a fun read. Your kids are beautiful, as is your photography. Your image of Scarlett as a newborn in the bowl with a the pink bubble wrap, is in my never forget images file! And I love that one of Mason walking away, love it!!

You will be an awesome Birth Photographer!! Your recent images are so beautiful and the parents will love them for years to come!

You seem so fun and down to earth, like if I met you today for the first time, I'd feel like I'd known you forever.

Marisol

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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:30:01 PM
Thank you guys! I'm glad you enjoyed reading a little about me

Marisol, I had that picture of Scarlett in my group to post and I just now realized it's not in there. I was having technical difficulties this morning. LOL!



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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:33:29 PM
Thanks for sharing, Rachael! I love reading about other peas and how they got to where they are today! That photo of the newborn and daddy, beautiful!!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 2:33:57 PM
super excited that you picked me!!

I love your interview, it's so fun! Just like you.




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Posted: 5/24/2010 3:23:45 PM
Great interview and I can really relate to a lot of the things you said. Your images are great!
TFS.



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Posted: 5/24/2010 3:43:27 PM
Thanks for sharing!! I love the story about your name, too funny!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 7:37:57 PM

Marisol, I had that picture of Scarlett in my group to post and I just now realized it's not in there. I was having technical difficulties this morning. LOL!
You should post it so those who haven't seen it can enjoy it. I love it, like I said earlier its one of those images I've never forgotten

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Posted: 5/24/2010 7:40:44 PM
For Marisol

I only have the close up version on this computer...the full version is on my EHD and a DVD because I had to make room for all these pictures I've been working on!




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Posted: 5/24/2010 8:01:17 PM
Loved it! LOVE that first pic with your son. So sweet!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 8:17:15 PM
I just love these Pea interviews!!! Now I feel I know you better and I admire you even more!!!! I do love your photography and your kiddos are gorgeous!!!

Hugs,


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Posted: 5/24/2010 8:36:45 PM
As I read through your interview, I just kept thinking, "Oh, what she just said really resonates with me!" And then you'd say something else, and I'd say the same thing, over and over!

Especially this:


I love that a photograph is one single moment frozen in time, and I love that when you add up many of those frozen moments, you have a story. That story may be very short, like a wedding day or a birthday party. It may be very long, like an entire childhood captured. As photographers we tell stories through our pictures, and I think that's really neat.


We've all heard the "moment captured in time" cliche, but I have never thought about that concept in just this way. And it's brilliant! This thought will be in the forefront of my mind when I think about photography now!

I also loved the shot of the new Dad and his baby. I actually clutched my chest and said, "Awwww! Awww, awww awww!

You're so lucky to live so close to your grandparents and your kids are lucky to have them in their lives. I adore the visual of Scarlett pushing through everyone else to get your grandfather!

Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful interview.

Anne

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Posted: 5/24/2010 9:04:06 PM
hey Rachael i had been meaning to say i love masons shirt in your siggy we have it too but i got it because obvious it says marvel on it


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Posted: 5/24/2010 9:07:59 PM
Anne, it's so funny to watch her try to get to him. She will literally stiff arm anyone who gets in her way. They have something special, probably since he has three daughters and a granddaughter

Angela, that's hilarious! I never even made that connection. I'll think about that every time he wears that shirt (which is often, it's his favorite!)

Thanks everyone for reading my interview and your kind words...I really love being here with you guys!



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Posted: 5/24/2010 9:31:09 PM

Angela, that's hilarious! I never even made that connection. I'll think about that every time he wears that shirt (which is often, it's his favorite!)


lol yep, he was in it when I meet up with y'all at the park!!! hehehehe




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Posted: 5/24/2010 10:01:58 PM
Great interview--It's been so fun reading everyones!
I too struggle with Shyness-it's super hard to push myself out of my comfort zone!-I feel for yah there!


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Posted: 5/24/2010 10:31:12 PM

Angela, that's hilarious! I never even made that connection. I'll think about that every time he wears that shirt (which is often, it's his favorite!)


brett's too! i hate to admit that i finally had to pry it off him this morning after he wore it two straight days and nights!


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Posted: 5/25/2010 10:26:06 AM
I loved reading your interview and learning more about you. The pictures I've seen you post on this board are beautiful. I'm not an expert at photography but I'm an expert at "looking" at photography.
So I have opinions on what I like and why I like it. I think your photography style depicts a sweetness to it that seems to come from your personality. (not claiming to know you, just saying what I see)
I'm SO glad you posted that picture of your daughter in the pink bubble blanket. I think I was only a lurker when you first posted that picture and I was pregnant at the time. I LOVED that picture SO much I bought the blanket from Farrah's etsy shop. lol! I SO wanted to have a girl so I could try that photo. Well, I hade a girl. I did try that photo, it turned out nothing like yours but it wasn't too bad, (I had just gotten my camera a few month prior to that.) Thank for the inspiration!

WOAH! Totally didn't mean to talk/type that much.


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Posted: 5/25/2010 2:40:33 PM
I makes me feel so good to hear you guys remember that pink bubble wrap picture! I always think of photos I have seen here that stick out in my mind, and I honestly never thought any of mine did the same for others. Not that I was bummed about that of course, the thought just never crossed my mind!

Angela, LOL...don't feel bad. I have to do the same thing with Mason. He will try to put it back on even after I have made him put it in the dirty clothes hamper. I'm not sure what's going to happen when he outgrows it. Luckily he seems to grow pretty slow, he's still wearing some of his 3T shirts...so maybe I can make it last a year or two more!



mommy2katia&karyme
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Posted: 5/25/2010 4:22:04 PM

For Marisol

I only have the close up version on this computer...the full version is on my EHD and a DVD because I had to make room for all these pictures I've been working on!

Gracias! I can't believe how much she's grown.

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Posted: 5/26/2010 1:18:49 AM
I really enjoy reading these pea interviews and learning about everyone's photo journey. Thanks for sharing Rachael.
Hollie


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nursebeth
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Posted: 5/26/2010 2:20:08 AM
I so enjoyed your post! As the mom of a teen boy drummer, I the baby in the drum shot.


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Posted: 5/26/2010 2:38:41 AM
Great reading Rachael.

I totally agree with the 'frozen moment in time' theory - which is why I want to get into photography so much. I have lost my Dad, SIL and BIL in last 3 years and their photos are now no longer 'snapshots' but now treasured memories. When you forget little things about how they looked or sounded, we can look at the photos and it helps bring back the memories I want my 'snapshots' to be great permanent memories of all facets of our lives...

Love the Dad & baby shot, the drum and the pink blanket (which always looks on first glance like she is lying on a bed of pink flowers)

Again,thanks for sharing



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Posted: 5/26/2010 5:59:02 AM
As with all the others, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this interview. It's so nice to "get to know" everyone behind the avatars.

You have some lovely photos and adorable kids! Thanks for sharing with us.


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