Following her formal study of art and photography at the University of South Florida, Deborah Sandidge began dedicating her time to the art of digital photography, establishing a name for herself as a leading infrared photographer. Deborah, who is the author of the book, Digital Infrared Photography, teaches an excellent 4-week online photo course right here at BetterPhoto.com: Digital Infrared Photography
What influenced you to become a photographer?
What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
Do you have a specialized interest?
What has been your most significant professional accomplishment?
What are your short term and long term goals?
What role did BP play in your career?
I took courses to stretch myself, and learn from many of the best photographers in the nation. These classes also served as inspiration and validation to me that I was in the right vocation. I love what I do!
What are your favorite places to travel?
Namibia is fascinating, from the incredible beauty of the Sossusvlei dunes—to the remote tribes of the Himba people. The charm of Europe’s historic towns and unique architecture excites any photographer. I especially enjoy our national parks, with their endless supply of inspiring photographic opportunities.
I like unknown destinations, so my favorite places might be where I have never been!
What do you carry in your camera bag?
The lenses I reach for most often are the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, the Nikon 70-200mm f /2.8. I love the D3/24-70mm combination; it’s perfect for so many things. The 70-200mm is such a versatile lens. I use it for bird photography, creative work, and even with extension tubes for close-ups. I really like the 14-24mm wide angle, it’s great with everything from landscapes to antique cars. I also use the Nikon 70-300mm, which is perfect for travel, very lightweight and has Vibration Reduction, a great feature.
What is the best photographic advice you ever received?
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