Photography Interview with Erin Wheeler

August 16, 2011

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We’re so happy to welcome an amazing photographer from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Erin Wheeler, as this week’s Guest Photographer Judge!

Erin writes: I am a wife and a mother of three girls. I live in a small town on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. I love the warm sunshine, flip flops, coffee and being outside with my family.
Erin Wheeler Photography

Erin Wheeler Photography

Erin’s Photography Journey

When I was pregnant with my third daughter, I bought my very first DSLR. I was so excited and so impressed that I turned my camera on auto and couldn’t stop shooting. After a while I became frustrated with the way my photos looked and decided I needed to learn all of my camera functions. I went out and bought books, dvd tutorial and joined a few forums. I eventually switched over to manual and went out and practiced, practiced, practiced! Now, I can’t imagine my life without photography.
Erin Wheeler Photo
Erin Wheeler Photography

Fun Q&A with Erin

  • What is one tip you would give any photographer? Sometimes, I feel that we are too busy thinking about what composition is right, what someone else wants and what others want to see. Learn to let yourself go — get into that moment and shoot with your heart. Shoot for your yourself, and most importantly, shoot what you love.
  • Where do you find inspiration to keep your photography creative and unique? I love to find my inspiration everywhere — books, magazines, movies, clothing and even food. One of my favorite places is antique stores. I love finding unique props. One of my favorite things to do is to take an object and create a whole photo session around it.
  • Do you have your camera with you wherever you go? No, not at all! However, I do have my iPhone wherever I go. I love being able to whip it out whenever needed. I love all the amazing photography apps it offers.
  • Do you have a favorite quote you can share? “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What do you love most about capturing faces? I love being able to capture real moments and to freeze those moments so we can hold on to them forever.

Erin Wheeler Photography
Erin Wheeler Photography

Erin’s Photography Equipment

I am a Nikon girl all the way! My favorite lenses are 24-70mm 2.8. 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8. I only shoot in raw and edit in Photoshop CS5.

Erin Wheeler Photography
Erin Wheeler Photography

Find Erin Here:

Erin Wheeler Photography
Erin Wheeler Photography

Thank you so much for visiting with us as this week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Erin! We can’t wait to see which photos you choose as your favorites from our Beautiful Eyes Photo Challenge.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Vera August 25, 2011

Adorable photos! Great lighting!


Nancy August 18, 2011

Just want to be a kid again whenever I see the cute little faces and all the outfits and fun and exciting places you take these pictures at. Quality work! It shows in every moment you capture on film.


Sharon August 18, 2011

These images are beautiful. I can’t wait to check out the blog!


plant descriptions August 18, 2011

WOW! What beautiful photography! Love her work, So inspiring!
Thanks for sharing..


Leesha August 17, 2011

Beautiful pictures!!!
And she is a Nikon-er like me! Waaahoooo!!
*heads to Erin’s blog*


Colleen August 16, 2011

What beautiful photography!!!! I love love love your work!!!!


Michelle R Photography August 16, 2011

Beautiful images! I love your use of light!!


Emmy August 16, 2011

Beautiful pictures! Love the light and joy that cones from the pictures.


Gina August 16, 2011

Love her work- so inspiring!!!


Life with Kaishon August 16, 2011

Erin has always been a favorite of mine! : ) LOVE her!


christine August 16, 2011

Beautiful photos and so inspiring… especially on this dreary day here in MA!


Alison August 16, 2011

Wow, I love her word. I am very inspired now!! (:


keli hoskins August 16, 2011

yay, erin!!! love you!! xoxo


Jessica Deane August 16, 2011

Erin’s work always inspires!!


Kathryn Grace Photography August 16, 2011

Gorgeous work! Love your style.


Sarah Certa August 16, 2011

I love the golden, airy lighting in your photos. I want to step into them.


Cris Passos August 16, 2011

Beautiful images 🙂


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