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Karen Hutton’s Challenge

Let Karen help you create stories with your image making. Tell a compelling tale and you could win a fantastic FUJIFILM X-T4 kit

Creator & X-photographer

Karen Hutton

Karen Hutton is an international landscape and travel photographer, artist, speaker, author, educator, and voice. Through stunning imagery, humor, thought-provoking ideas and a genuinely positive outlook, she inspires people to discover their artistic voice in photography — while making it all feel like an unforgettable and eye-opening adventure. Photography has been a part of her life from inception. She’s widely followed in social media and her voice has been heard around the world in commercials, narrations, apps, trains, tutorials and television.

As well as being a Professional FUJIFILM X-Photographer, Karen creates online courses and has lead photography workshops/retreats in the U.S. and Europe focused upon Storytelling, Seeing Photographically, Finding Your Artistic Voice and the Power of Awe.

Her articles have been translated into multiple languages and she speaks all over the country about photography and inspiration.

Karen is featured in a short documentary film about her approach to photography, created by Smugmug. Her adoring fans + customers have called her “Pure JOY, LIGHT & absolute FUN!”, “An inspirational gem” and “Incredibly artistic. Captivatingly genius. World class!”

Favorite Quote: “The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – Robert Schumann

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Photography is a reliable constant for Karen. Raised with a camera in her hand, it was inevitable a photo-related career would follow. Today, the Nevada-based creator focuses on landscape and travel imagery, with a central theme serving as a constant creative influence. “I grew up on storytelling and it drives everything for me, my art, and my life,” she admits.

Karen’s visual journey began with basic, point-and-click cameras, but today her creativity is conveyed through the GFX System – most recently with GFX100S and a GF120mm macro lens. This may seem like an unusual choice for landscape work, but Karen loves its boundless versatility for subjects great and small.

Watch Karen’s video (above) to learn more about her approach, with a detailed insight into her creative process. You’ll see why keeping things simple makes for stronger images, how she considers movement a crucial aspect of landscape photography, and why thinking carefully about how image elements relate to each other can produce better results.

Once you’ve absorbed her advice, put it into practice and give yourself the chance to win a FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR. Make an image that takes Karen’s advice on board and upload it using the ‘Enter Now’ button below by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 30, 2022. You can also download a PDF with a summary of Karen’s advice, which is as follows:

1) Emphasize relationships
2) Use movement
3) Look for patterns

Good luck!

This month’s prize

Upload an image that matches Karen’s style and you could win a FUJIFILM X-T4 Body with XF16-80mm Lens Kit! Offering a powerful set of features, the X-T4 is a landscape photographer’s dream. Its 26.1-megapixel sensor delivers rich, vibrant colors, while the image stabilization system offers the freedom to create hand-held when others would need a tripod. The body and versatile lens are also weather resistant so you can keep making great images no matter what the conditions.

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Creator & X-photographer

Karen Hutton

Karen Hutton is an international landscape and travel photographer, artist, speaker, author, educator, and voice. Through stunning imagery, humor, thought-provoking ideas and a genuinely positive outlook, she inspires people to discover their artistic voice in photography — while making it all feel like an unforgettable and eye-opening adventure. ...

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