Meet the Creatives: Emma Brookes

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Meet Emma!

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My name is Emma; I'm a 23 year old blogger and photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. I have always been a very creative person, which is what lead me to start an Instagram page - a place where I could express myself visually. From there, I bought my first DSLR camera and spent every spare second watching YouTube videos learning how to use it. For the first time in my life I felt genuinely passionate about something and was determined to improve a little bit each day. Now, 3 years later, I have just resigned from my day job to focus on photography. I am so grateful to have found something that I love doing and be surrounded by an incredibly supportive community too.

Q&A with Emma Brookes

How would you describe your creative style?
I would describe my creative style as simple, but carefully thought out. I like to let the subject shine by not putting too much else in the photo.

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What kind of equipment do you use?
I have a Canon 80D, which I almost always attach to a tripod. It's going to sound crazy, but I then use a small builders bubble level to make sure my camera is straight. I love working with fixed lenses; my favourites being my 50mm and 24mm.

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Can you tell us why you love this weeks ‘Rose Tinted’ challenge theme?
I am so excited to be hosting this theme as pink / rose is my absolute favourite colour!

Can you share a few of your favourite images you have created?

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Up until now, my page has always been dedicated to food and I was somewhat known for my platters. Out of the hundreds I've made, this shot is probably my favourite.

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This has always been a favourite of mine. Coincidentally, it is also the most popular image I have ever posted on my Instagram page.

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I like this image because I was experimenting with food photography in my garden and didn't have high expectations. So I was pleasantly surprised by how it turned out.


Emma is the guest host of our ‘Rose Tinted’ themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Emma’s photos on her Instagram account @healthandfitnessbyemma and visit her website emmadanielle.com