The approach that Polina takes is similar to that of a portrait photographer. She uses flowers, plants and still life and always tries to find a unique look. Her own point of view is not limited to the purely botanical, but also deals with mood and character, beauty and purity.
With her still life photography - which she feels is great for a perfectionist - no one fidgets or makes faces, no sudden gust of wind or some other quirk of ever-changing weather can spoil your shot. But, by the same token, you cannot count on something interesting to just happen all of a sudden. She says: “It is all up to you; the choices are infinite, and the final result is entirely in your own hands”.
Polina often uses a Lensbaby and is much more interested in chasing an ever-elusive image that appears in her mind's eye, an image that conveys her feelings and emotions, rather than remaining a mere statement of fact. Polina says: "Lensbaby for me was truly 'love at first sight' - in that I loved the way in which the world could be seen through my viewfinder. Creative focusing and partial blurring are wonderful tools for highlighting areas of my image that I want to draw to a viewer's attention. And visually, Lensbaby optics allow me to introduce a translucent, dreamlike quality, which is often exactly how I feel about things, places and people that I photograph."
Polina holds ARPS and EFIAP distinctions, photographic awards, and multiple medals and distinctions awarded by various Photography Salons and is a member of the Arena Photographers group.
Wednesday, 21October 2020 7.45pm for 8.00pm until 10.00pm
The cost of this presentation is £3.
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