Guest Judge//Ana Rosenberg//Ana Rosenberg Photography

Tell us about yourself…

Hi I’m Ana, I’m a wife and mother of two beautiful Kids. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic surrounded by animals, nature, eating fresh fruits and climbing trees.  My family and I came to NYC when I was 14yrs old. It was a culture shock and a  deferent lifestyle. After I got married and my love for nature we decided to move our kids to NJ so my kids could experience some of the things I did as a child.  Now we live in a nice small country town with our Golden Retriever Noni and our Chickens. 

What ignited your passion for photography, and what fuels it now?
I started photography as a hobby, wanting better photos of my children. My fuel is my family, they are my life. I want to leave as many images as possible so they can remember their childhood 

What’s in your camera bag right now, what do use the most? the least?
I wanted something lighter two years ago so I made the switched from Nikon to FujiFilm XT1, now I have fujifilm XT2. My lenses are  XF16mm, Petzval 58mm art lens, XF56mm and I also own couple vintage lenses.  For my everyday I have been shooting  with xf16mm.

What’s your dream project or shoot?
One of my dreams is to photograph a home childbirth.

What is the biggest challenge you face as a photographer?
The biggest challenge has been finding balance between photography and family. I  stopped taking clients and decided to mentor and sell my presets.


If you had $500 to spend on photography…

How should you spend it? 
Take a street photography class.
How do you wish you could spend it?
In the future buy the fujifilm tilt shift lens.
How would you really spend it?  
On my family 

Is there any one thing you wish someone had told you at the very
beginning of your photography journey?
That it’s ok to shoot in any light. I was missing so many moments in my kids life waiting for the perfect light. It has been such a relief to let go and relax, and shoot from the heart! 

Check out more of Ana's work and Presets here