P&P Blogger Profile: Kathleen Connally
Why do you blog?
To become a better photographer. There’s a lot of discipline in posting new images for the world to see three or four times a week. I take photos every day and keep trying to reach that vision in my head.
Hahaha…I only have time to read three blogs a day.
Seth Godin – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/
Boing Boing – http://www.boingboing.net/
MetaFilter – http://www.metafilter.com/
I look at countless photoblogs everyday. Here are three I never miss:
14 Places to Eat – http://www.fourteenplacestoeat.com/
The Narrative – http://thenarrative.net/
Mine is No Disgrace – http://mineisnodisgrace.com/
I’ve been a photographer since I was seven years old. I’ve been using Photoshop since 2003.
What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Mostly a Canon 5D right now.
PC for now. (Love Mac, though. Someday soon.)
My Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L lens.
A Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L lens.
What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
1) Follow your vision.
A very strong desire to realize my vision, tell a story and leave the world a better place when I go.
Trust your instincts and do what you want to do. Don’t let anyone stand between you and your vision of yourself. Live boldly and discover the unique talent you have to offer the world, whatever it is! You’re wonderful!
Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Three places: Ireland, Italy and New Zealand.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What spare time?
What talent would you most like to have?
The ability to compose and play music like Johann Christian Bach.
What is your favorite word? Ubiquitous.
What is your least favorite word? Can’t.
What turns you on? Exuberant people.
What turns you off? Apathetic people.
What sound or noise do you hate? Bulldozers taking out trees.
What is your favorite curse word? GODDAMNIT!
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Diplomat.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Accountant.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Thank you for using your talents to help save the earth from urban sprawl – it worked!