Kath Salier

Kath Salier

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into photography?
I always had an interest in taking photos, even as a child - they were happy snaps and a way to record memories. I attended a workshop with Christian Fletcher and Nick Rains back in 2011 and realised I had no idea about how to take a good photo or what was possible with your camera. This workshop taught me that photos don’t have to be strict recordings of a scene they could convey mood and emotion, this was a real turning point for me.

What excites you about getting out there escaping & creating?
The best part about taking photos is that you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s an image that documents the scene, sometimes this image forms the basis of an artisitic piece. I’m currently looking for ways to make photography interesting and different so I’ve had my Sony A7rI converted to infrared and I’m really liking how it sees the world.

What fascinates you about the ocean?
I love being in the ocean because it’s invigorating and feels kind of wild to me. You may be catching the beautiful action of the waves and surfers or capturing stingrays floating about on the sand. A definite highlight for me was swimming with humpbacks in Tonga, it’s a humbling experience and something that stays with you for life.

We had the pleasure of your company at our first Vagabond Escape & Create Gathering… What were your thoughts and how did you find the concept?
I love the idea of meeting other people who have similar interests. I find that workshops allow you to immerse yourself in the experience with other like minded people and professionals. It’s an excellent way to learn by both one on one instruction and listening to others.

If there was one destination you could travel to and photograph where would it be?
One destination I would love to travel to would be Madagascar to photograph the Boabs. A very close second would be the forests of Europe. There’s actually quite a few places on my list!

Where can we follow your work? (Website / Social)

website: Kathsalierphotography.com

Flickr: flickr.com/photos/kathsalierphotography/

Facebook: Kath Salier Photography


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