Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interview with Emily! :)

#1 name about you, and Blog name
Hi! My name is Emily, I'm 15 years old, and I live in beautiful Virginia! I love my family, friends, swimming, blogging, Jesus, and photography! I blog over at Flip Flops and Polka Dots. I've got a spoiled {not to mention stubborn} little Morkie {mix between a Maltese and a Yorkie} puppy whose name is Oliver, and I love him to death! Read my blog to see more about me!

#2 What is your blog about, and why do you blog?
My blog started out as almost, well, a joke! I never thought I'd keep up with it :) I began blogging in July, 2008, and was hooked! My blog name used to be 'A Roller Coaster Ride', and then changed to 'Emily Joy Photography', which then changed to 'Flip Flops and Polka Dots', which is the current name :) I've gone through 3 different domains, and have now settled on www.emilysacra.com.

3#How long have you been interested in photography?
I first began to show an interest in photography the end of Winter/beginning of Spring of 2009. I was using an OLD camera {a FujiFilm FinePix}, and was very frustrated at what I could accomplish {or lack of it!}, and it finally died May of 2009. After a few days of being without my camera, I started using our video camera, which doubled as a 'camera'... I thought I was really something with that camera! Haha! I knew then that I 

was destined to be a photographer :) I finally realized my limitations with the video camera, and became super frustrated with it! I borrowed my sisters Sony Cybershot camera for an evening, and just ended up keeping it after that :) Finally happy that I had a 'real camera', I set off to do my 'professional photographer thing' ;) Even that camera had it's limitations, and I once again became frustrated. I talked about it with my parents, and knowing that photography is REALLY what I wanted to do in my life, I got my                            beloved Canon 30D in June, 2010. 

#4What kind of camera do you use, and where did you get it? 
Gidget {My Canon 30D} and I have been inseparable ever since the wonderful UPS man dropped her off that blessed June day! I bought her fromAdorama, a place I would recommend to ANYONE! They had very fast shipping, and the prices are fantastic!!! 

#5  What Inspires you to take photos?
I always felt like there was something more... Like I could be doing better! But I was doing the best I could with the cameras I had at the time. Every photo I see that I love inspires me! I always feel like I can improve.

#6 What is your favorite picture you have taken in the last month?  
Probably this one of my sister! Not only is she absolutely beautiful on the outside, but she's beautiful on the inside too! I also love that I have willing models at my disposal :) 

#7 What is your favorite thing to take pictures of, and why?
Portraits portraits portraits!!! I know some people are content to take pictures of flowers and landscapes, but I loooove to shoot faces! :D I adore weddings, seniors, and engagements! Children are OK, but I much prefer photographing models that will take some instructions :) My sister is a fabulous model, and she will often take me to different places for photo-shoots!

#8 My Equipment
Of course, I have my Canon 30D, and then two lenses! My first lens was Louise - my 75-300mm zoom lens! She is absolutely fabulous, and a great starter lens! I bought Sophie - a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens - in July, just before we went on vacation! She stayed on my camera 3/4 of the time, and is my favorite lens. I would recommend this lens to anyone starting out! It is an incredible lens :)

Some pictures taken with my 75mm lens:

Some pictures taken with my 50mm lens:


Now Go and follow Emily! :)


Emily Sacra said...

Thanks for interviewing me!!!


Kiley said...

awesome interview!! :)

♥Rachel♥ said...

@Emily Sacra

Your welcome!

♥Rachel♥ said...

Thanks!!! ♥♥

Julianna said...

Such a fun interview!! and shes an amazing photographer :)

♥Rachel♥ said...


yes she is! ;)
I know right? I would love to interview you too! maybe next month!

Sereina said...

Great interview!

Jordan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love it! Emily takes such fantastic pictures :) Def. gonna check out her Blog later! <3 LOOOVE the name of it, too! So cute!


Ashlyn Y said...

Enjoyed it Rachel. Very nice! I love Farmgirl in FlipFlops!!
Thank you for entering my giveaway! I saw that you had not won on somebody elses, think it was The frosted button. I remember your comment how you almost thought it was you! anyway, thanks, and I laughed at your comment! =D

Julianna said...

Oh,that would be so fun!