Capturing Life Through the Lens: The Art of Photography with Linda Horton

Posted by Alicia Dale on April 6, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

In the world of art, photography is a form that captures the essence of life in a single frame. As a photographer, Linda Horton has a keen eye for detail and a passion for capturing the beauty of the world through the lens of her camera. On the latest episode of the EVOKED Podcast, hosted by Alicia Dale, Horton shares her personal story and expertise on the art of photography.

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From an early age, Horton was fascinated with photography. She grew up in a SW suburb of Chicago, taking portraits of friends and family. Although Linda Horton pursued a degree in Computer Science at Western Illinois University, her passion for photography ultimately led her to cobble together her own photography degree, even though the school did not offer a photography major.

She goes on to give advice for learning photography, "The best education regarding photography is taking a lot of pictures and learning from your mistakes."

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Horton emphasizes the importance of capturing the essence of a moment in a photograph. She believes that a photograph can tell a story and convey emotion in a way that words cannot. 

As a professional photographer, Horton has taken pictures of people, landscapes, and even animals. She notes that the key to a successful photograph is to connect with your subject, and to capture their essence in a single frame.

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Throughout the podcast, Alicia Dale adds her own insights and perspectives on the art of photography, making the conversation lively and engaging. She brings her own experiences as a writer and creative to the discussion, highlighting the importance of collaboration and storytelling in photography.

Horton also shares her experience of overcoming challenges as a photographer, including the need to constantly evolve and adapt to new technologies and trends in the industry. She offers valuable advice to aspiring photographers, emphasizing the importance of staying true to oneself and developing a unique style.

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The episode concludes with relatable lessons that one can benefit from, including the importance of finding one's passion and pursuing it with dedication and perseverance. Horton's personal story and expertise in photography provide valuable insights into the art of capturing life through the lens.

The conversation between Alicia Dale and Linda Horton provides a captivating and engaging discussion on the art and technique of photography. The personal story of Horton and the insights of Dale offer valuable lessons and inspiration to anyone interested in photography or the creative arts.



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