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Instagram Storytellers with @ Michelle.Huber

Check out this Instagram Storytellers series with @Michelle.Huber where she talks about what inspires her
The account of Michele Huber is one of those that I look forward to everyday simply because…it’s art. Everyday, I look forward to seeing how she turns the simplest things into some of the most beautiful photos of everyday life that I see in my Instagram feed. When asked what is the story you hope your Instagram tells? She answered:
“The ordinary everyday is magical. I truly believe that the everyday details are where our story lies”.
All photos in this post are curtesy of @michelle.huber
 michelle huber self portrait instagram.
Tell Us about yourself and your background
I am a wife and mom to two teenagers.  I work part time outside the home as a chemist. I’ve always loved “art” but I always chose the science and math classes in college.  Looking back, I wish I would have taken a pottery class or photography class.  After college, I started to experiment with different creative outlets.  First was painting, then sewing and quilting, card making, and most recently photography.  I also enjoy gardening and cooking.


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How did you first get into photography?

I was very slow to jump into the digital world. Only after my film camera broke and I was looking for a new camera, did I decide to get a Nikon point and shoot. I loved the convenience of digital. But with 2 active kids, the delay of the shutter became very frustrating. I had been looking at the Canon Rebel DSLR’s for several months but was scared to make the jump because of the price. Would I really spend that much on a camera!! Little did I know! Once I made the jump, it was love from the very beginning. I spent all of my free time reading articles and tutorials to learn as much as I could. And 5 years later, there is still so much to learn.



Tell me about your Instagram journey: how did you get started?

 Just like the digital camera, I was slow to get a smart phone. In June 2013, I got an iPhone 4s and immediately signed up for an IG account. 🙂 I posted here and there, finding a few people to follow. In 2015, I decided to make a commitment to a project 365 with the Bethadilly Challenge. I wanted to become a better photographer with my DSLR and more consistent with my editing in Lightroom. The project posed its own challenges; staying focused, finding creative ways to capture my days. I finished my year and made myself a keepsake phonebook through Blurb as a gift to myself. I’ve met so many amazing people on IG and I value the friendships I’ve made there.



What was on of your favorite photos that you took recently. Why?

I’m always drawn to my nature photographs…recently I went on a photowalk with my local IG’s in a neighboring town.  I found some “weeds” along the road and love the way the light was hitting them.

I also love my kitchen images, probably because I am in that room the most.  Images of my daughter or I preparing food or even washing dishes are the details I want to remember.



Who or what inspires you?
Nature is my go-to when I’m in a rut. A walk through the woods, listening to the birds and watching the way the sun filters through the trees with my camera in hand always makes my heart happy. I also love macro photography. It forces me to slow down, breathe and just be present while I’m photographing my subject.



Favorite App to edit with?
What do you shoot with?
Canon 6D and occasionally an iPhone 6



Tell us 3 of your favorite Instagram accounts.

I am inspired by @jennydiaznature’s nature photography. Her nature images are both simple and beautiful.

@zaidalucia.photographer‘s use of light and shadows. I love the way she photographs the everyday details of her days with her daughter.

I love the travel photography by @homemadeinchina. The details she captures of her days living in a far off land are absolutely stunning and her street photography is raw and honest.


Where else can we find you?
Thank you for sharing your Instagram Story with us Michelle! To follow see more of her beautiful work, follow Michelle at @michelle.huber on Instagram.

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    November 4, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Michele’s pictures are beautiful. I love being out in nature listening to birds, crickets, and leaves blowing in the wind. Her photos reminded to be still and absorb natures energy.

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    Alli Smith
    November 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

    What beautiful photos! I love how Michelle captures the ordinary in different and unique ways. I love them all, especially the washing dishes one.

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    Linda Sickmeier
    November 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Just amazing…… capture the smallest of details.

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    Linda Sickmeier
    November 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Amazing….you captured the finest details. Love your story!

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    carlana charles
    November 4, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful photos. Instagram is my absolute favorite place on the web.

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    Joyce Brewer
    November 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I need to do better about Instagram editing. I usually just crop, sharpen and add a filter. I’ll go get the app Michelle recommended.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    November 4, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Instagram has really changed the social media landscape. It’s amazing how photographs can really capture the essence of everyday life like nothing else. I love checking out new feeds and this one is amazing.

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 4, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Oh my goodness what some absolutely beautiful photographs , I would love to have such a talented eye.

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    November 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Those photos are absolutely amazing! My husband is a photographer and I’m always jealous of what he can make with his camera. It’s just amazing.

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    Mimi Green
    November 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

    All of her images are so freaking beautiful. I looked at her IG and I just want her to follow me around and photograph my life so it can look magical.

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    kita bryant
    November 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I use my wifi from my canon and then add that vsco. I need to get better though with more images that fit my brand. Like doing something that represents whats on the blog for the day. Can’t wait to follow her

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    November 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Wow her pictures are amazing! This was a great post that highlighted all of her work. I can’t wait to see more of her work!


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    November 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I haven’t heard of Pic Tap Go before today. All of these Instagram photos are gorgeous! What a unique style.

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    Libertad Green
    November 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    An interesting interview. I am a self-taught photographer, too, and I enjoy it so much! It was very frustrating for a long time, then one day things just “clicked” (no pun intended) and I finally was able to go into full manual mode! Such a victory for me!

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    Bill S
    November 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I love learning about new people!!! Her photos are amazing, Instagram is one of my favorite social medias so much fun to see everyone’s pictures

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    November 4, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I love how she can take ordinary things and make them look beautiful thru the lens of a camera. What a truly amazing talent.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    November 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    So much artistry in her photographs! I wish I could do the same when I take pictures. Thanks for sharing the interview you had with her.

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    November 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I enjoy Instagram but I need a better phone for taking pictures.

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    Cynthia Nicoletti
    November 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    So nice. I love to see great pictures from photographers. You really have to know what to do to take those nice photos. your photos are beutiful.

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    Kate | My Mommy Brain
    November 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Michelle’s photos are just beautiful. I really enjoyed reading her interview.

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    November 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you for introducing us to Michelle. Her pictures are amazing and are really nice.

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    Amanda Simkin
    November 5, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    What an absolutely STUNNING blog post. Each photo is more beautiful than the other. I love how the simple moments that make each day unique and special were highlighted. Absolutely wonderful.

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    November 6, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are some really beautiful photographs! I have to check out her feed. Wow.

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    November 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Those pictures are so vivid. I’m in need of another camera, and like her, I don’t want to spend too much even though I love photography and know that it would ultimately be worth it.

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    Tanya Barnett
    November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    This interview was great! I LOVE THESE PICTURES! BEAUTIFUL!

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    November 7, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Wow her work is stunning! I definitely want to be a better photographer and eventually will upgrade my camera to a 7D Canon.

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    Anitra • The Mom on the Move
    November 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Interesting story. Part time chemist, full time photographer. I love this series.

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    November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This is such a cool feature. Her photographs are beautiful!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    November 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

    This is a great interview with Michele Huber. I too think that nature inspires me when you actually see what is truly in front of you and the beauty it brings. Thanks for sharing the interview.

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    November 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    These pictures are amazing! I’m always looking for ways to up my photography skills. This is a great post!

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    Terri Beavers
    November 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I could sit and look at great photography day and night. The photos are absolutely stunning I especially love the basket of apples.

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    Tiffany H.
    November 10, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I like the spider web picture, normally i would not be interested in a spider web if i saw it with my own eyes, but photography gives it a new lens. never thought of meeting up with people I’ve met on instagram..

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    Mommy Levy
    November 19, 2016 at 9:05 am

    wonderful pictures. I want to buy a new mirrorless camera and take wonderful pictures too.

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