This interview is about a person who has a passion for water drop photography. His name is Corrie White. The photographer was born in the Netherlands but he has lived most of his life in Canada.
A few years ago Corrie stumbled on the works of Martin Waugh and was immediately mesmerized by the beauty of his photos.
In early 2009 Corrie had some time to himself so he decided he would give these a try. Corrie discovered that he had a knack for this type of photography.
Enjoy reading the interview with Corrie White!
AP: When did you first decide you wanted to become a photographer?
CW: I bought my first camera, an instamatic, when I was a teenager. I started off taking family pics. I got an SLR and I was able to get a little more creative with photography. Soon children came along, so I never had much time for pictures other than family shots. When the children grew up and digital came along, I finally was able to spend more time in this field. I am basically self-taught and still have so very much to learn.
AP: How do you express creativity in your life? What is your photography?
CW: My creativity is my photography. Macro is my love and to be able to capture the beauty in the dew on a spider web or a few drops of liquid falling in succession and creating a sculpture is magic. To show this is an artistic manner is the challenge.
AP: What is your most reliable source of inspiration?
CW: My most reliable source of inspiration is what comes from within. Sometimes it flows and other times I see so much beauty and try to incorporate it into my work somehow. Being in nature is also a great source of inspiration.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use?
CW: I now use a Canon EOS 7D and a Canon EF 100mm. f2.8 macro lens. For water drops I use Mumford’s Time Machine and Drip Kit. I use photoshop for light and color balance.
AP: What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome so far in your career? Tell us how you did it.
CW: I guess the biggest obstacle was finding out the methods for doing water drops. In early 2009 there were not many tutorials on the web, but I found a few and used these to get started in this type of photography. Through trial and a lot of error I figured it out and pushed on from there to create some very unique splashes. Another obstacle was insufficient light and I solved this by buying three flash guns which helped immensely.
AP: What projects do you have coming up and what you hope to do?
CW: I have been taking a short break from water drop photography but will get back into it very soon. With the purchase of a new home and a new camera, I am ready for a fresh start. It is a challenge coming up with new ideas, but I always hope for the unexpected and try to get more artistic in my work.
AP: What’s the golden tip that you can give to our readers?
CW: Be patient and persistent. Look for inspiration in other artist’s work, but don’t copy – come up your with own style. Be unique. Stand out.
AP: Would you like to wish something to AstrumPeople?
CW: Thank you for your appreciation of my photography. Continue to be creative and stand out.
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