Fabiola Forns is a passionate award winning bird photographer, lover of wildlife and nature and experienced workshop leader. The inspiring artist that creates memorable images of the birds using her strong aesthetically taste and exceptional photography style and technique. Fabiola with her husband Alfred, are a professional team team that founded Avianscapes Photography. Together they are pushing the limits to present of creativity with new views of the natural world.
Tell us about something about Fabiola Forns Photography?
I like to see and share the beautiful things in nature, and if I can do this in a different way, not always possible, that is what I would go for. I teach photography at the local college and it is the greatest satisfaction to guide and inspire other minds into the joy of photography. My husband and I work as a team, help each other in the field and enjoy sharing with others.
What’s your creative process like?
I always see things in a different way, and I'm not talking only photography, I'm sure there is a term for this phenomenon, but my eyes play tricks on me and I mostly the "the shadow" or the other perspective of things. So normally I would try to portray that other side, if at all possible. I like photos that look more like painting than photographs and will sometimes add filters or textures to achieve that effect. Other than that, I prefer not to alter what my eyes saw, which is not necessarily what the limitations of the camera give me. When I started, it was an achievement to me to have the technical knowledge to add canvas or a missing wingtip, but now, as I have matured, I prefer not to do that. Only alter what I would to produce photo art.
Where do you find inspiration and why you like photography?
My main inspiration comes from my beloved husband Alfred, we motivate and inspire each other, I use to do oil painting, so photography has taken that place in my heart, and seeing wonderful photographs of nature or beautiful places could be very inspiring. It is a great emotional outlet and hopefully, your work will bring awareness of the natural word that does not the respect it deserves. There is so much beauty in the world, that freezing a moment or an emotion is priceless.
What are some tips you could give to people that really like your work?
Be patient. Work your subject. Wait for that special gesture or wind blowing on the feathers. Do not take rules as if written in stone and don't be afraid to experiment. Although I'm basically not a morning person, the first light is usually my preferred time, not only for the temperature, but for the activity.
Look at the works of the Masters, ask questions, check folks camera settings and let your imagination flow. Post processing is a very important part of digital photography, so get technically proficient to make the best presentation of your work.
Can you name some photographers that inspires you with their works and why?
Thomas Malgensen and Jim Brandenburg for nature in general. For flowers, Tony Sweet and my friend Cindy Mead. I like creativity and not record shots. Shallow depth of field and colors in flowers and habitat in nature. Impact will always be the number one factor and if a picture moves me, I don't care if it is technically perfect. If ti touches my heart, it could be soft and overexposed.
Can you share some details about your latest workshops?
Lately we prefer to work more on a one to one basis, although we have a couple of organized workshops, for instance, in beautiful Blue Cypress Lake, Florida, for the breeding Osprey, around April or May.
Thank you Ms. Fabiola for this great interview and for the beautiful images that you have been shared with us. Good luck with the workshops.