My name is Ines. I am a history professor and photographer from Croatia who likes to capture the simplicity of life imbued by God’s daily blessings. Read my testimony about God here. That is a whole another story and deserves a page of its own.
When it comes to my passion for photography, I can’t really tell for sure what first triggered it. Maybe when I got my first digital camera (3mpx) that was later on used all the time. I believe I was 18 at the time. I’ve always been interested in art. Back in the days, it was drawing and painting. Who knew I would continue the passion in such a different way. One thing that I’m certain of – Flickr made buy my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80. It was Flickr where it all started. I’ve developed a style (with lots of trial and error) and met some extraordinary people who became one of my biggest inspirations. They still are. Back in the 2006/2007, Flickr was such a great photo community. It still is but, I have a feeling things changed and I’m not liking it. Anyway, I shot with a D80 for the good amount of the next 6 years when I finally purchased a full frame, a D800. That is my baby now.
If you ask me what I like to photograph best, I’d say – everything. Mostly, my subjects are found in everyday life. It is a mix of morning coffees, cats roaming around, people I’m surrounded with, rainy days and blue green twilight. Basically, I like to portray everything in an artistic way. I wish I could travel more. My dream is to capture insanely high mountains surrounded by misty fog. But, I dream of so much more.
I hope you will find my blog interesting enough to read and follow. Thank you for your support. I aspire to inspire.
Here are some of the FAQs I get asked a lot:
What camera equipment do you use?
Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D
Nikkor 18-135mm DX
What do you use for post processing?
How did you manage to get so many followers on Flickr?
I get this question a lot recently. For some reason, a lot of people started to follow my Flickr stream. I don’t know what could be the breaking point for that. My current Flickr stream dates back to 2012 but, actually, as some of you may know, I’ve been on Flickr since 2005/6. Here is my old stream. When I opened up a new account, some of my old fellow photographers started to follow me there, almost immediately. The big break came with the new (and terrible) Flickr layout. As if my account was linked and presented to a great amount of people. Ever since then, I’ve been gaining followers everyday. My advice, if you want your stream to be visited, would be:
+ frequent uploads (if not daily)
+ make Flickr friends, be involved in their stream, comment and fav
+ share your uploads to Facebook, Twitter
+ groups (don’t over do it, 1 or 2 is enough)
+ be nice and don’t choke people with group invites or send them messages to see your photo. That is annoying.
Basically, just enjoy Flickr and sharing your work!
If you have any other question, please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form bellow.