I decided it would nice to select a “Featured Photographer of the Month” in order to help showcase various artists I have had the pleasure of viewing on various other websites. One of the Photographers I always come back to see is Gina Roa-Pidlaoan. I first had the pleasure of viewing her images on the website called Youpic, or Google Plus where she has so many wonderful images for you to enjoy. If you get a chance you should go and see her work and leave your comments. I got in contact with Gina and asked her if she would be interested in being a featured photographer and luckily she agreed!
Here is what Gina has to say about her love of photography
Featured Photographer of the Month – Gina Roa-Pidlaoan
Ken – So Gina, when did you start taking pictures?
Gina – I started taking pictures at a young age, although it was just for fun at the time. Later on, when I started travelling a lot with my family and son, I decided to document our adventures and memories of all the wondrous places we went to. That eventually developed into a passion for the art of capturing moments that aesthetically tell stories and captivate our imagination and wonder.
Ken – What was your first camera?
Gina – My first camera was a Nikon point & shoot camera, then I had a Minolta SLR. A couple of years ago, I got a Canon S95 point & shoot, which is very handy and convenient for capturing moments on the go. For my more professional pictures, I use a Nikon 3200 DSLR. It is relatively small and fits comfortably in my hand. It’s a nice and simple camera for and aspiring amateur like me starting out in photography.
Ken – What is your favourite style of photography?
Gina – I do not have a specific style or preference yet, although I am developing a unique sense of style and am experimenting with different types of techniques and angles. I mostly love taking photos of views of nature and landscapes, intricate or historic architectural buildings and designs, appetising food, and portraits of others. Most of my experience involves travel and nature, but I have recently become interested in black and white processing, as well as macro photography with flowers. I believe in creatively capturing moments that seize our human sense of imagination and that provide us with a unique feeling of inspiration.
Ken – What is your favourite piece of work and why?
Gina – It’s too hard to say because I have so many favourites. If I had to narrow it down, I would have to choose some of my sunset photos because I’m always captivated with the myriad of colours that paint the sky during the process, starting with the fiery orange rays that shine across the sky as the sun sets, to the purple and pink clouds that float like feathers after the sun sinks below the horizon.
Ken – What is your best piece of advice to a young up and coming photographer?
Gina – Do what you love, and find and capture the moments or scenes that inspire you. Don’t be afraid to take risks and to travel, try new things, think deeper about the world, experiment, and enjoy the diverse beauty this world offers. Lastly, try to join any photography community sites to expose your work and gain feedback. Learn from other professional photographers, and draw inspiration from their style and creativity. As you progress and gain more experience with photography, you will soon develop your own unique style.
Thank you, Gina, for your wonderful answers. You truly are an inspiration with your work, and I think the advice you have passed along to our readers is spot on! I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic work!! Gina Roa-Pidlaoan Gallery
Note: Thank you to Gina Roa-Pidlaoan for the use of her images for this story as well in the Featured Photographer of the Month Gallery dedicated to her work.Tags: Architectural, Featured, Featured Photographer, Gina, Gina P, Gina Roa-Pidlaoan, Google Plus, historic, Landscape, Natural Light, Photographer, Portrait, YouPic