Introduction: Sally Wood Photography
Today I have someone for you that I’ve wanted to Introduce to you for quite some time, but we haven’t been able to get ourselves sorted until now. Sally Wood Photography is a business, but what I am interested in is the other photography she does, Sally Wood Nature Photography. I love her birds and she inspires me to photograph them more. Shall I show you what I mean?
How could I resist a small bird in the snow, it is so tiny. I can’t imagine how something that small would keep warm. I like how many of the birds that she photographs are so small. I find them so hard to do, but I am feeling very inspired to try more.
I asked Sally where in the world she is:
I live in the state of Virginia, in what is called Northern Virginia , just about 24 miles south of Washington DC. I grew up in Minnesota but have lived here for the past 25 years.
It would be a mistake to think that her nature blog is all about birds, as there is more there. You can see landscapes, and some other animals as well. I love the daffodils here because we will be seeing a lot of these ourselves soon.
I asked Sally how long she had been taking photos and why.
I got started in photography when my 2 sons were in school, taking photos of their sporting events. Now I do baby, children, family, engagement and wedding photography, as well as nature photography. I love to photograph flowers and birds. Many and most of the bird photography is from my own backyard birds.
Sally also likes photographing flowers and there are lots of beautiful ones on her site. They are photographed well and look beautiful. I love flowers like this, they are light and full of life.
My last question was about her gear.
I use Nikon gear. I have a D4 for my main body with a D700 as back up. My two go to lenses are a 24-70mm2.8, and 70-200mm, 2.8. I have a 2x teleconverter I use with the 70-200mm for many of the bird shots.
I also have 60mm and 200mm macro lenses, along with a 50mm and 85mm prime. I utilize Lightroom for 95% of my editing, with a bit of Photoshop when I need it.
I would like to thank Sally for letting me show her work to you. I am sure you will all go and take a look at her nature blog, Sally Wood Nature Photography. She also has another site for her other photography, Sally Wood Photography. I am going to put a selection of her images into a gallery for you now. Please enjoy.