Where are you based?
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
What inspired you to become a photographer?
I've been lucky enough to have travelled a lot and a big part of this has been taking photos, particularly of people. I think I always wanted to capture something of the uniqueness of the people and places I visited.
How would you describe your style of photography?
Whimsical, unique portraits. I love capturing relationships, whether it is between siblings or parents. I believe that photography is about so much more than just looking at the camera and smiling.
What motivates or inspires you to keep doing what you do?
To me, photography is about creating memories that capture each child's unique personality. I love making beautiful prints and I think that these are something that will be truly treasured forever.
What gear do you use?
Canon 5D Mark 111, 135mm f2 L series lens, 24-70 F2.8 L series lens
If you had to choose only one lens, what would it be and why?
135 mm f2. I love the dreamy backgrounds this lens produces.
In your opinion, what makes a good photograph?
Those that provoke an emotive response from the viewer.
What do you like best about photographing children?
Children are so natural and every shoot is very different. Each age group has it's own challenges and I enjoy that. Meeting different children and coming up with ways capture to capture something unique and special.
Where do you draw inspiration from? (other photographers, artists, music, books?)
All of these things plus travel, and people generally.
What would your dream shoot consist of?
I don't really have an idea for a dream shoot, but I love it when I have an idea and it all comes together the way I envisioned it.
If you weren't a photographer what would you be?
I really love being a photographer so I wouldn't want to be anything else, however I've always worked with children and was an Early Childhood Teacher before deciding to study photography.
What do you enjoy doing to take a break from photography?
Read, listen to music, go to the movies.
What tips or advice do you have for budding photographers?
Practice a lot. Learn as much as you can and don't stop learning. Make sure you value yourself and your time.
If you would like to see more of Karyn's work, head over to her website, karynworthington.com
Or her Facebook page, here.