An EarthDesk Portfolio
By Elena Shumilova
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Elena Shumilova wrote to EarthDesk: I was born in 1981. I grew up in a small town near Moscow. I studied in a common school and my passions were music and art. When I graduated from school I entered Moscow Institute of Architecture where I practiced with sketching and painting a lot. I suppose it is sketching and painting that defined my feeling for photography and composition.
After graduating from the university I spent several years working as an architect and designer. My passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when I got my first DSLR camera. Soon after – in the summer – I upgraded to Cannon 5dmark2 with 50mm lens. I’ve been shooting every day and processing the images at nights. By autumn I felt I found my own way of approaching photography. At the end of winter 2013 I got a new lens – 135mm – which immediately became my favorite one.
I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I am inspired mainly by the desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is.
I’m so glad that my pictures are liked by so many people. It inspires me and makes me create better pictures.
Elena’s Flickr photostream.
Elena’s Facebook page.