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訪問﹠翻譯 by 吉兒

 

Aurea是我剛接觸親子攝影時,在攝影師Rachel Devine的第一個網上課程認識的。

她也是我剛加入flickr時,就加入的朋友。

第一次看到她的照片就深深被吸引,因為他的兒子好帥好可愛!!噗~ XDDD

認真的,是因為她的照片總是那麼的明亮,流露著真性情,不管是她兒子或她自己的笑容,

似乎,都能透過電腦螢幕,直達你心裡,讓你也不經意的微笑了起來。

阿根延的布宜諾斯艾利斯是離我那麼的遙遠,但因為網路,因為她的照片,

我能深刻的感受到一位母親對家庭、對兒子點點滴滴的愛。

五月人物專訪,誠摰的介紹給大家﹣Aurea Gavant

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LPM: 請跟我們介紹一下你自己和你所居住的城市。

Aurea: 我住在布宜諾斯艾利斯,阿根延。是個34歲的全職媽媽,妻子和生意人。

我的生活很忙碌,總覺得有做不完的事,但總在一日要結束前,會發現我竟然能把所有的事都做完了!

我喜歡簡單的事物,通常都是微小的細節會讓我開心。

三件最能讓我開心的事是:旅行,巧克力和攝影。


LPM: 請跟我們介紹一下你可愛的兒子Lauta。

Aurea: Lauta 七月就要滿三歲了,我實在不明白時間怎麼這麼快就過去了。

他非常的聰明,他喜歡他的(呃….其實是我的)iPad。他知道怎麼使用,玩遊戲,甚至贏!

他很會撒嬌,總是給我們很多的吻和擁抱。他喜愛大自然也喜歡和他的朋友和家人相聚。

他偏好義大利麵勝過蔬菜,偏好牛奶勝過義大利麵。哦!還有,他喜歡車子,非常喜歡。

我真心愛他的每一點!


LPM: 你何時開始拍照的?

Aurea: 我一直都很喜歡拍照。

從年輕的時候,除了生日,特殊紀念日外,我就喜歡記錄下平日的生活時刻,在那些時刻,我們是真實的自己。

當Lauta出生時,我請了一個專業攝影師拍他。

拍出來的照片讓我很驚喜,那些照片和我用我的隨身機拍出來的照片差很多!

然後,我就想我應該也買台單眼數位相機來開始我自己的記錄。

我那時有著強烈的慾望要讓Lauta的生活記錄盡可能的完美。


LPM: 請問你使用的相機和鏡頭?最常用的鏡頭是哪一個呢?為什麼?

Aurea: 我的相機袋裡:
. Canon 5D Mark II
. 24-70mm f/2.8
. 50 mm f/1.8

想要的:
. 85 mm f/1.8
. 35 mm f/1.8
. speedlight

24-70mm 的鏡頭是我最常用的,因為它能用的最廣泛,幾乎所有的場合都能使用。非常精準,對焦也非常的快。

50mm 是經典,拍人像非常適合,能得到很好的景深。除此之外,它也非常的輕。這是我出門想簡便時會帶的鏡頭。


LPM: 你後製照片嗎?使用的後製軟體是?

Aurea: 我後製“全部”我拍的照片。我拍RAW檔,然後用ACR和Photoshop CS4軟體後製。

對專業數位攝影有興趣的人,我強烈推薦學習Photoshop軟體。

Photoshop能讓一張好的照片變成更棒的照片。

LPM: 你拍Lauta的第一張照片是?

Aurea: 第一張照片,是我在醫院用我的隨身機拍的。不是能秀給全世界看的好看照片,但對我卻意義重大。


LPM: 很多Lauta的照片,他都會看著鏡頭微笑,你是如何引導他讓你拍攝呢? 他會討厭常常有相機對著他嗎?

Aurea: 我想每個小孩都會討厭有人一直拿著相機對著他。找到平衡是重要的,我們也不想要小孩討厭相機。

對我來說,有兩種兒童攝影:一種是“正經”人像攝影,另一種是"隨性的"。

當我試著拍正經的人像,像那種你想要把家裡的壁爐當背景的照片,我會試著和他玩眼對眼的遊戲,讓他看著我,

或著,我會跑過去他面前逗他笑,再跑回來拍照。我從來不會叫他笑,因為我知道我會得到“假笑”。

我認為攝影的主旨是得到拍攝主體的真實反應。所以我試著從他的表情去捕捉他的情緒。

如果他是快樂的,我拍到的就是他的快樂。如果他是生氣的,那我就會得到他生氣的樣子。

如果他是無聊的,那我就得到一張無聊的臉。那些真實情緒的時刻,還有什麼比那更寶貴的呢?

另外,當我想拍“隨性”的照片,我會趴在地上,到他的高度,然後就隨性的拍下我想留住的永恆時刻。

只是些安靜的時刻,他看著玩具的樣子,他睡覺的樣子,他長長的睫毛,還有他要親吻他爸爸的時候。

那些簡單的時刻都是真實的他,不是刻意擺姿勢的,就只是單純的他。最近,我好愛這樣的照片。


LPM: 你的照片總是清新又明亮,我們好喜歡。可以和我們分享,如何編輯出像這樣的風格嗎?

Aurea: 我通常都是拍手動設定模式,所以會先把曝光和白平衡都設定好。

我拍RAW檔,所以有更多的空間在ACR做修改。

在Photoshop,我的秘訣是把白調的更白(用曲線, 色階和色彩平衡)。然後,用銳利功能再縮圖。

 

LPM: 你有特別喜歡什麼時間拍照嗎?還是都先拍了再後製?

Aurea: 我都趁著有平均光源的時間拍照。但也不是都一定那時候才拍。我也喜歡拍逆光,眩光,影子。

大致是想著你是在創作藝術,而不是在設計。大部份我喜愛的照片都不是技術完美的,而是那些能傳達很多感情的。


LPM: 一天大概的活動內容是?最享受和Lauta的時光是? 

Aurea: 我享受每一天起床,幫他穿衣服,送他去上學,和他相處的每一刻。

最喜愛的時刻,是每晚送他上床的相處時間,那是屬於我們倆的特殊時光。


LPM: 除了Lauta,還喜歡拍攝什麼主題呢?

Aurea: 我喜愛拍攝人物。我甚至發現我拍的照片,若沒有人在裡面,我不會太在意那些照片。

我特別喜歡拍嬰兒和小孩,還有他們和他們的父母親和兄弟姐妹間自然流露的親蜜關係。


LPM: 你出門相機都會隨身帶著嗎?

Aurea: 不會耶,但我想我應該要,那樣我確定我就會拍更多照片了。


LPM: 你都從哪裡得到靈感的?有特別影響你很深的攝影師嗎?

Aurea: 我都從flickr和Pinterest得到靈感。

幾位影響我很多的攝影師:
Sheye Rosemeyer
Tara Whitney 
Peta Mazey 
Rachel Devine
Barb Uil 
... And much more...

 

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LPM: 當初如何想到要有計劃的每個月拍張Lauta的照片?是如何讓他在每張照片裡都是微笑的?

Aurea: 當他滿一個月時,我拍了第一張,但並沒有想到這個project的念頭。

是滿二個月,我拍第二張時,才有了這個念頭。然後一拍就是兩年了,我知道我會永遠珍惜這些照片的。

問我是怎麼讓他在每張照片裡微笑的?你應該來看看拍攝過程的!

每個月,我都拍了近100張來得到一張想要的,不過,拍攝過程總是充滿樂趣。


LPM: 經常看到你和Lauta的合照,是自拍還是丈夫拍的?

Aurea: 我會把相機的設定都調好,放在我想要的位置,然後請我先生幫我們拍。

對我來說,有時在照片裡是很重要的,因為我經常是拍照的那個人。


LPM: 我們好喜歡你的房子和室內裝潢,是你自己擺設的嗎?

Aurea: 是的,謝謝! 室內設計是我的第二個興趣。我喜愛白色,乾淨和光亮的空間。

我通當都買古董傢俱,然後依我的喜好輪替它們。


LPM: flickr和攝影影帶給你生活的改變有什麼?

Aurea: 攝影為我開啟了一扇門,給了我一個新的方式去看這個世界。

現在我可以處處看到光線和影子,在微小的事物上發現美麗。

我可以熬夜讀我喜愛的攝影師的部落格,尋找靈感。


LPM: 有計劃朝成為專業的攝影師嗎?

Aurea: 我希望啊! 這是我的一個夢想,但我實在太忙碌了。我目前沒有時間,但希望在未來能實現。


LPM: 請選三張你喜愛的照片,然後告訴我們為什麼。

Aurea: 幾乎是不可能只選三張我喜愛的照片,我天天都改變我的心意。:)

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Photo #1: 我喜歡這張,因為這是他今天的臉,我愛他誠實的臉。

我最愛的原因是這真的是他早上起來的樣子,亂髮,睡眼惺忪的眼,天啊! 我真的好愛他這個樣子!


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Photo #2:這是他好動的樣子,這是每天在家裡的情況。我總是想要捕捉到他在做他喜愛做的事,或他最近又學了什麼。

我相信幾年後我再來看這些照片,我一定會微笑。

 

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Photo #3:還有,我喜歡捕捉到:他的情感


LPM: 可以請你和我們LPM的馬麻/把拔們分享一些拍攝小孩的技巧嗎?

Aurea: 拍照的人和被拍的人都要享受拍照的樂趣! 當小孩不想被拍時,就等到下次再拍。

試著在拍照前準備好要拍的背景,乾淨和整潔的背景會讓照片的質感很不同。

嚐試不同的角度,從下往上拍,從上往下拍,躺在地上拍。你會得到更多不一樣的照片。

拍小孩正在做的事,不只是臉。試著近拍,手,腳趾頭…等等。

衷於你自己的風格。


>LPM: 覺得攝影是_________。

Aurea: 我的情人。

 

更多Aurea Gavant的照片在:http://www.flickr.com/photos/aureagvt/

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Interview in English

LPM: Please tell us a few things about yourself and the city you live in.


Aurea: I am a 34 years old full-time mother, wife and businesswoman living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


My life is a rush and I always feel I can´t get everything done,


until the day ends and I realize that I indeed got everything done.


I enjoy simple things, and usually small details are what make me happy,

but there are three things that make me smile: traveling, chocolate and photography.

 

LPM: Please tell us a few things about your son, Lauta.


Aurea: Lauta´s going to turn three in July, and I still don´t understand where did all that time go.


He is very intelligent, he loves his (ehem.... “my”) iPad. He knows how to play, switch games and even win.


He is very sweet and gives us tons of kisses and hugs.


He loves nature and he enjoys very much being with friends and family.


He prefers pasta to vegetables, and milk to pasta. He loves cars. Oh yes, he does...


And I love him to pieces.

 

LPM: When did you start taking pictures?


Aurea: I´ve always loved to take pictures, since young I appreciated to keep memories 


not only of special occasions as birthdays, but of the daily life, our real life,


those moments in which we are really ourselves. 


When Lauta was born,  a professional photographer shot a mini session for him


and the result was so amazing for me, and the photos were so (SO!) different


than the ones I could shoot with my point and shoot,


that I thought I should get a dsrl and start my own way.


LPM: What camera and lenses do you use? Which lens is your favorite, and why?


Aurea: In my camera bag: 


• Canon 5d Mark II


• 24-70mm f/2.8


• 50mm f/1.8

Wishlist:


• 85mm f/1.8


• 35mm f/1.8


• speedlight



The 24-70mm is perhaps more time in my camera because it´s more versatile and it can adapt to almost any situation. 


It is always sharp and very quick to focus.


The 50mm is a classic, excellent for portraits and I can get a great depth of field with it.


Besides, it is much more light and thick. It is my choice when I want to be comfortable.


LPM: Do you edit all of your photos? and what software do you use?


Aurea: I edit ALL of my photos, I shoot RAW and edit with ACR and Photoshop CS4. 


I strongly recommend to anybody who wants to get into the digital photography world, to learn Photoshop. 


A good photo can turn to excellent with Photoshop, although a bad photo can´t be saved. 

 

LPM: What was the first photograph that you did of Lauta?


Aurea: The first one was shot at the hospital, with my point and shot camera.


Not a good one to show to the world, but for sure it means a lot to me.

 

LPM: In many photos of Lauta, he looks at the camera and smiles.

How did you make him do that?
Does he get sick of having a camera in his face all of the time? :) 


Aurea: I guess every child will hate the camera if it is chasing him all the time.


It´s good to find a good balance, no one wants the kid to hate it. 


There are two kinds of kids photographs for me: The “perfect” portrait, and the candids.


When I try to get perfect portraits, the one you want to frame and show at your fireplace, 


I try to get eye contact by attracting his interest at me.

Maybe by playing peek-a-boo, 
or running close to him and then running back.

I NEVER ask him to smile, because I would get a fake one. 


I think theta in photography, the objective is to get a genuine reflection of what the subject is. 


So I try to get his feeling through his look. If he is happy, I´ll get his happiness. 


If he´s angry, then I will get an agry face. If he is bored, then I´ll get a boring face. 


But I´m sure it is what he is in that precise moment. Is it there anything better than that?


On the other hand, if I want to get “candids”, then I usually lay on the floor to his level 


and just frame what I will want to keep forever from him.


Just little silent moments, how he looks at his toy, how he sleeps, his long eyelashes, 
or the moment right before he kisses daddy.

Those simple moments are really “him” at action. 
No poses. Just him. I´m just loving this kind of photos lately. 

 

LPM: Your photos are always very clean and full of light, we really love the style.


Could you share with us how you edit the photos?


Aurea: I usually shoot in manual, so I try to get a SOOC nailed in exposure and white balance. 


I shoot RAW so I have more possibilities to do corrections in ACR.


In Photoshop, my secret is to make the whites look really white (levels, curves and color balance). 
Then I sharpen and resize. 

 

LPM: Do you tend to shoot more during a certain time of a day, 


or do you shoot whenever and edit things later on?


Aurea: I try to shoot whenever there is even light. But I am not too hard in that sense.


I actually love backlighting, flare and sugestive shadows.


It is mostly about thinking you are doing art, not graphic design. 


Most of my favorite shots are not technically perfect, but they transmit many feelings.

 

LPM: What is a typical day like for you? and what's the most fun thing you enjoy doing with him?


Aurea: I enjoy the everyday: getting up, dressing him up for kinder, and the everyday life together.


Our favorite part of the day is the going-to-bed routine. It is a special moment just for the two of us.

 

LPM: Beside Lauta, do you have other subjects you enjoy taking pictures of?


Aurea: I love shooting people. 


I actually find it difficult to appreciate my photos when there are no people in them. 


And I love shooting babies and kids mot of all, and their spontaneous relationships with their fathers and siblings.



LPM: Do you have your camera with you wherever you go? 


Aurea: Not actually, but I think I should! I´m sure I´d shoot more.

 

LPM: Where do you get your inspiration? and are there particular photographers whose work inspires you?


Aurea: I get inspiration in Flickr and Pinterest. Some of the photographers I admire are:


Sheye Rosemeyer
Tara Whitney
Peta Mazey
Rachel devine
Barb Uil
... And much more...

 

LPM: How did you get the idea to take a picture of Lauta each month in the same setting?


and how did you make him to hold the sign and smile in each photo? (we're amazed!!)


Aurea: Well, when he turned 1 month I took the first one, but without the idea of the project. 


When he turned 2 months, it was when the idea came to me.


It has been a project throughout 2 years, and I know I will cherish this forever. 


Asking how I made him smile in each one? You should see the backstage!


I shot about 100 photos to get the correct one each month! But it was always fun for us.


 

LPM: I often see the photos of you and Lauta. 

Did you take these with a timer or have someone else, like your husband, take them for you?

Aurea: I put all the camera settings in the right place, and ask my husband just to shoot. 

It is very important for me to be in the frame sometimes, I usually find myself behind the camera.


LPM: We LOVE your house and interiors. Do you decorate your house yourself?


Aurea: Yes, thank you! That´s my passion #2: interiors...

I love white, clean and luminous spaces. 
I usually buy vintage furniture and recycle it to my taste.


LPM: How did flickr and photography change your life?

 Aurea: Photography opened a new dimension for me, and a new way of seeing the world. 

Now I can see light and shadows everywhere, and I can find beauty in small things. 

I can stay up late at night reading blogs of photographers I admire, and seeking inspiration.

 

LPM: Are you planning to become a professional photographer?

 Aurea: I´d acually love to, it´s a dream for me, but I am so busy... 

 I don´t have available time for now. It is a project for the future.


LPM: Please pick three favorite photos and tell us why they are your favorite.

 Aurea: It´s quite impossible for me to pick 3 favorites, as I change my mind every day :)

So I´ll pick 3 of the last photos:

 

Photo #1: I love this because this is his face today. I love his honest look. 

And what I mostly love is that this is really him in the morning: bed hair and newly awakened eyes. 

God, I love him as he is.


Photo #2: This is him in action. It is an everyday scene at home. 

I always want to have a portrait that expresses what he loves to do, or what he has learned lately. 

I'm sure I'll smile every time I´ll see this picture in a few years when Lauta has grown up. 

 

Photo #3: And I love to capture in my photos what you do not see: his feelings.



LPM: Could you share some tips for taking pictures of kids with our mom/dad readers?

 Aurea: Have fun while you shoot. Both  photographer and subject. 

If the kid doesn´t want to have a session, then wait for another moment.

Try to prepare the scene before you start shooting. 

A clean and tidy background makes great difference.

Try different angles, shoot from bellow your subject, from above, lay on the floor. 

You will get more original pictures.

Shoot what the kid is doing: not only the face. 

Try making close  ups to hi hand, toes, etc...

Be respectful to your style.


LPM: please fill in the blank. Photography for you is__________.

 Aurea: My lover.

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  • no6734
  • 謝謝妳們每一次的專訪,讓我得到很多,真的 ^^
  • [吉兒] 親愛的34號,也謝謝你的留言,讓我熬夜到凌晨四點發文的疲憊,覺得值得呢~

    lovephotomama 於 2011/05/31 06:35 回覆

  • meiko
  • 看到到真情和動感的照片,太美了,
    謝謝吉兒,讓我們欣賞到世界另一端的人間風景~
  • [吉兒] meiko, 我每次讀到受訪人的真誠回答,也都會好感動呢~
    因為這個單元,得以深入的認識這些攝影師媽媽/爸爸們,真的再累也覺得好值得呢!

    lovephotomama 於 2011/06/08 15:02 回覆

  • Tracy
  • 每次的專訪都好棒!!好多體會!也跟著專訪人物一同體驗生活!!
    我喜歡這樣的主題!謝謝吉兒!謝謝LOVE PHOTO MAMA!!
  • [吉兒] 謝謝Tracy的支持! 真的有大家的鼓勵,我們才有動力繼續做下去啊!

    lovephotomama 於 2011/06/08 15:02 回覆

  • 貝兒 * 小熊
  • 超棒的一篇專訪呢!:D
  • [吉兒] 謝謝小熊!:)
    受訪人能開放心胸,真誠的回答,常常都讓我覺得很感動呢!

    lovephotomama 於 2011/06/08 15:02 回覆

  • noodle0809
  • 閱讀到能有所獲的優質文章...像是尋到寶物一樣滿足,讀的到吉兒的用心...棒!
  • [吉兒] noodle,是受訪人用心的回答,才能有這麼棒的訪問啊!
    我每次都好期待受訪人會怎麼回答呢~

    lovephotomama 於 2011/06/08 15:03 回覆

  • 悄悄話
  • 漂亮小姐
  • 哈哈..我好像有成功了耶^^
    感恩感恩^^
  • Fiona
  • 很棒喔,可以學習到新的東西.
  • [吉兒] 謝謝! 歡迎常來哦!

    lovephotomama 於 2011/06/21 14:57 回覆

  • 鍾太寶莉
  • 這篇專訪很棒 也很受用
    感謝Aurea Gavant的不藏私囉~

    昏沈沈的中午 看完這篇 整個人都清爽起來...^^
  • [吉兒] Aurea人超好又客氣,我應該來跟她連絡一下,把這些好棒的回應跟她說。:)

    lovephotomama 於 2011/08/11 13:26 回覆

  • Norman Lin
  • 專訪的人物都非常的棒...目前在一個一個吸收中...呵呵
  • [吉兒] 謝謝Norman,我也是一讀再讀,每次都有新的收獲呢~

    lovephotomama 於 2011/08/11 13:25 回覆

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