Christina Ramsey had the first back-to-back winning streak in our photo sharing competitions. She took the title in November and December with her super-cute creative kids photography, showing children at play. As always, we like to get to know each winner just to get an idea of where they come from, how they work, and hear what they have to share. Below is a little bit about the person behind the lens.
Christina is from Kentucky. She’s been exploring photography for about a year and a half. She always loved to draw and sketch, so in her mind, photography was a natural fit. She is a mother of two wee ones, which have been the main source of her inspiration. Her goal, through her creative kids photography, is to take the viewers on a journey through childhood.
Brooke Shaden and Sue Bryce inspired Christina to explore this new medium. After those lessons, she knew that a fine-art approach to creative kids photography was the direction that she wanted to go. Getting started wasn’t a walk in the park for her. She started to find clients, just for practice, in early 2013. The challenges Christina overcame were typical to the newbie photographer. It’s tough to track down clients when you’re focusing on developing your photography skills. Fortunately, she had two adorable cherubs to practice on.
She’s a Nikon shooter. Right now, she’s using a D610, with an 85mm or a 35mm f/1.8. Her next big purchase will be something a bit longer, such as a 200mm or a 70-200mm. She primarily relies on Photoshop CC, but she has a few favorite plug-ins as well. Also in her gear bag are plenty of Jelly Beans and M&M’s–they help her little models stay agreeable. ;-)