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Athena Carey
Works at Lifeprints Photography
Lives in Geneva, Switzerland
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portrait and landscape photography, travel photography, leading photography workshops and teaching photography classes
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    Photographer, 2005 - present
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Fine Art Landscape Photographer
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Landscape and Portrait Photographer in Geneva, Switzerland

Background:
one woman, a camera, the world...

It feels as if I have been a photographer my entire life...  

My interest in photography was sparked at age nine, when my parents sent me overseas with my mother's small point & shoot camera to visit my godparents.  It was a little box shaped camera with flash cubes that burned out after one use.  I loved that thing and took many photos of my adventure.

In the many years since then, I have moved on through many cameras, various photographic genres, and different medias. I truly enjoy everything photographic - from long exposure landscapes, to artistic portraits, to abstract macro art.

To share my love of photography, I teach courses locally.  If you ever have questions about any of the photos I post - just ask.  I'm happy to share.

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Bragging rights
2012 IPA First Prize, 2013 IPA Third Prize
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Geneva, Switzerland
Previously
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chiang Mai, Thailand - Camberley, UK - Harare, Zimbabwe - Richmond, UK - Oswego, NY - Oxford, OH - Winterville, NC - Elmira, NY - Corning, NY

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+f-stop Ajna Nasturtium. Yay!! 😊
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Right now I have a large ICU with a laptop sleeve in it because I'm traveling with planes. Otherwise I'll have either a large or medium pro ICU in it. 😊
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return

“Things go away to return, brightened for the passage” ~ A.R. Ammons

As always when I am away from her, I am looking forward to my return to the sea.  In two weeks, I’ll be back on the coast, gazing out across a different sea, with warm sun on my cheeks and a gentle breeze blowing through my hair, listening spellbound to the secrets in her crashing waves.  She tempts me.

Two years ago in March, I was in Borneo watching the sun set across the South China sea.  At that time, I never imagined that a year later, I would be watching the sunset from the tip of the African continent and another year later from the southern end of Ireland.  

What and amazing life to live, on this beautiful planet.  So much to discover, so much to return to.

#borneo #malaysia #sabah #kotakinabalu #manukan #nikcollection #minimalism #minimalmonday
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So cool!! +Armand Dijcks is the producer of the Africa with Athena videos - a very talented videographer and a good friend of mine. smile emoticon
http://triggertrap.com/temporal-explorations-armand-dijcks/
Triggertrap lets photographers trigger their cameras in loads of creative ways. #timelapse
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شكرااااا علي الاهتمام يا استاز احمد
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+Camerapixo Fine Art BW Landscape, Nature and Architecture Edition
I am very pleased to be included in this edition - thank you Anetta and Artur. :)
You can see the full publication, with all the beautiful photos online here: http://camerapixo.com/publica…/landscape-nature-architecture
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Look vy nice.
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Fantastic times. I love the Western Cape. :)
 
Shadow selfie: three photographers and a dog. Behind the scenes while filming for http://africawithathena.com
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Nice pic Athena 
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Don't miss this opportunity! :)
Video Workshop and Tutorial with Athena Carey in South Africa.
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Chérie  desine  moi un moutons . 
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Exciting new +f-stop arrival! 😊
Want to guess what's inside?
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Cake? 
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+Armand Dijcks sharing a very cool videography secret from the Africa with Athena videos. So cool. 😊

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This is me practicing my upside down tripod stabilization technique while filming +Athena Carey in South Africa, for the Africa with Athena tutorial - http://africawithathena.com - Here's how it works:

I needed to create a couple of sweeping camera moves and "walking shots" close to the ground. Since I didn't have any fancy stabilization equipment with me (that would have been way too heavy to carry across these dunes anyway) I used a different techique. Basically, I turn my tripod upside down and hold it by the center column. That column has been extended exactly to the point where my hand is at the center of gravity of the whole tripod-camera assembly. This prevents lateral movements of my hand from tilting the camera.

In addition, I extend the tripod legs and fold them outward a bit, which further reduces the tendency of the whole thing to rotate with any uncoordinated moves of my hand. I hold the tripod with the tips of my fingers and my arm somewhat extended, to make it's motion smoother.

This way I can walk and even run across uneven terrain, and it will look surprisingly smooth. The only problem is that it gets physically tiring after 20 seconds or so, holding out all that weight with your arm extended while walking. So now you know my secret to creating (almost) perfectly smooth camera motion shots without expensive gear.
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Africa with Athena is a holistic video tutorial for photographers.

Let me take you with me on a trip to the Western Cape of Africa where I will explain to you what photography means to me and how I approach it: from planning a trip, finding shooting locations, dealing with weather, choosing gear, connecting to the places, using light and composition to express her feelings all the way through to downloading the files and processing the images. Join me in this three part adventure for over an hour of photography instruction.
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Great video!
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I was going to take my +fstop Gear Guru for this trip. My gear is a lot smaller/lighter these days. But I dis covered while packing that the Loka UL weighs less and packs flatter. LOVE this bag. 😊

#travelwithathena #fstopgear #lokaUL #fstop 
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DEUS ABENÇOE.
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This is getting exciting - every time I see a new clip from the video I am delighted again by how talented +Armand Dijcks is.  And amazed that I did a darn good job at talking.  lol :)  

Have a sneak peek at the Africa with Athena trailer and then head over to www.africawithathena.com to pre-order the video so that you can get it at the reduced pre-sale price.  ;)
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Duck find out of the other day
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Are you interested in long exposure photography?  Need a few tips to get started or to refine your workflow?  I've shared a few over on +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel's Visual Wilderness website.  :)
Athena Carey shares some photo tips with Visual Wilderness Readers on creating stunning Long Exposure B/W photos.
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