Keeping It Real With Photographer Melinda Rogers * TonboMai

Keeping It Real With Photographer Melinda Rogers

Posted By tonbomai on Jun 6, 2014


Melinda Rogers has been involved in Photography for 15 years. She is has had her works published and has been featured in an art gallery in Conway, South Carolina.

For Photographer Melinda Rogers, photography is not just a joy, it is a calling. With so many heavily edited photographs in the market today- it is refreshing to see such realistic images as the beachy sand, or an image of a lazy southern dog– typical scenes, with images depicting truth and accuracy. The ‘Real South’ is what Melinda hopes to capture and share with the observer and she does this naturally.


1. Where are you from?

I grew up between Columbia, S.C, and Nashville,TN. I am originally from South Carolina but I came to the gulf coast,  saw the white sand and the emerald blue green water and never left.

2. How did you develop an interest in photography?

I have always admired photography and enjoy capturing the beauty around me.

3.  How would you describe your photography style?

I love to capture beautiful scenery. My favorite things to photograph are our beautiful landscapes and animals.

4. How do you think you have evolved in your art since starting?

Over the years i have started adding more substance to my pictures. When I first started out I captured beautiful scenery but it was empty.

5. What inspires you in your photography?

The inspiration comes from my heart.

6. What do you like about the South?

I love the south for its rich culture, great food and our southern hospitality – you will not find anywhere else.

7. Where are some of your favorite Southern spots to photograph?

I love to photograph the beach, mountains and sunsets. Two of my favorites spots are the Great Smoky Mountains, and Perdido Key, FL.

8. Any advice you would give to someone considering photography?

‘Just follow your heart’.

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