Behind The Lens | Garnett Hutchinson

Each month we introduce you to a talented member from the CY365 Community. Garnett Hutchinson (Gernsey in the gallery and forum) is this month’s featured artist.

Meet Garnett.


What sparked your interest in photography?

I was born with a camera in my hand. 🙂 I have loved to take pictures my entire life. Was I good? No. Did I know what I was doing? No. But I still loved it. I got my first DSLR in the summer of 2014 and was determined to learn how to use it in Manual Mode. So with the encouragement of my niece, Amy Jordan, I joined CY 365 in January 2015 and it was a game changer!


Which comes first, the story or the photo?

Until recently, it was always the photo. I just took shots of people and events as they happened. Since joining CY365 and following prompts, that has changed. I read the prompts and think about them for a few days and then take the photo. I still take the candid family shots, but I really like how thinking about a prompt has sparked a creativity in me that I didn’t know existed.


If you could only use one lens for the rest of your life, which would it be?

A few months back, I got a Tamron 16-300 lens. I was leary that something so versatile would take poor quality photos, but I was wrong. This lens is a beast! If I can only take one lens with me, it is this one! Prior to that, my favorites were my 50mm and my 100mm macro.


What motivates you to pick up your camera every day?

I have my camera with me 24-7. I take pictures of everything. I want to document life. Memories. Moments. Scenes. Everything! I am hugely sentimental. I am also the main photographer for our large family. So I post lots of photos on facebook so that family members can grab them and share them.


What is your favorite thing about CY365?

How can I possibly pick one favorite thing about this amazing group. It is the inspiration, the support, encouragement, feedback and, the best part, friendships that develop here from sharing our daily lives. Katrina Kennedy created an amazing, special place here. I’m sure she had no idea that it would turn out this way. I had the pleasure of meeting several of the 365 gals for a photowalk this past June. Honestly, it was as if we had been friends for years when we were meeting for the first time. What a gift we have here in this group!

Here are a few spots you can follow Garnett’s Photography:

CaptureYour365 Gallery


  1. Carey Gabrielson

    So nice to see you featured! I love seeing your pictures in the gallery and your encouraging words have really made me feel welcome in this community! Congratulations!

  2. Sharon Billings

    I am a little late with my comment…not sure how I missed you, Garnett?? I so love seeing your photography! One thing that really impresses me is your lack of hesitation to put yourself out there. I really love all the self-portraits that you do! A great article with more of your wonderful photography!!

  3. Love following you my friend!

  4. Congratulations!! I’ve been waiting to see you featured Behind the Lens. I feel like I know you forever & I can always spot your wonderful photos without seeing your name. You have inspired me in so many ways and I wish you all the best!!

  5. What a wonderful feature Garnett! I always look forward to seeing your photos every day. I love seeing the world through your eyes and your sense of humour always makes me smile.

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Thank you, Nikki! Your encouragement and inspiration mean so much.

  6. Julia Colli

    Garnett, I’m astounded you’ve only had your DSLR for 2 years! I love your photos and look forward to seeing your interpretation of the prompt every day 😀

  7. Garnett, I’m finally getting a chance to enjoy my CY365 email and what a pleasant treat to see that you are the featured artist. I loved reading your bio. Your images are beautiful and an inspiration. Though we have not met you seem to have a fun, loving personality. I’ve enjoyed our back and forth comments, and I hope I can join the next photo walk. I was totally surprised to read that you and Amy are related, I always enjoy hearing about the connections people have within the community, that was really cool to learn.

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Thank you Tina! You are so close to me that I just know we will meet!

  8. Rhadonda

    I was so thrilled to see you featured!!! You are such a sweetheart, always with a kind and encouraging and sometimes humorous word to say!! Love it. Love your photos!! I have seen you grow so much, reaching deep and pulling that creativity out that was always there!! You truly are an added pleasure to CY365!!!

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Thank you Rhadonda. I think I told you this before. You were the first person to welcome me to CY365. Now it feels like family!

  9. Julie Bush

    I so look forward to seeing your photos every day. You have improved so much over the last 18 months and I can’t wait to see what you have in store. I love your sense of humor that shines through in so many of your photos. You give so much inspiration and encouragement to all the the 365 members. Thank you for being you and for sharing your wonderful talent 🙂

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Thank you so much. I feel the same way about you. Your creativity is inspiring

  10. Shelle Wood

    What a great feature! I would never know you had only had your dslr a couple of years!! Your photos are so warm and inviting and I always look forward to seeing them.

  11. Debra Penk

    I enjoyed the feature about one of the sunniest and most welcoming members of the community. I enjoyed reading about the journey, and that little duckling photo has me smiling today! Congratulations, Garnett!

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      How sweet! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

  12. Amy Jordan

    What a treat to see Garnett featured this morning and so deserving she is such an amazing member of the cy365 community! I always look forward to her daily photos especially during selfie week…she really sets the bar high for the rest of us 🙂 I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!!

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Amy, you are the reason I am her. I cannot thank you enough

  13. Kay Lucien

    A perfect prompt to feature Garnett, a truly a happy, welcoming lady. Love the fun she puts into her photography!

  14. Garnett is as genuinely warm and lovely as you can imagine from seeing her in her self portraits. She came up with the idea of our photo walk and it was an amazing gathering. Seeing her progress with her photography has been so inspiring and fun. Because I believe Fun is Garnett’s middle name.

  15. Shannon walker

    Amazing how you are able to capture special moments and looks and faces. Breathtaking!!!!

  16. Lee Glasby

    Oh Garnett, you have become a great virtual friend (would love to meet you one day), I love that you have progressed so much in your photos and love that you have such a great sense of humour that does come over in your photo telling too. Congratulations on the feature, such a great community member.

    • Garnett Hutchinson

      Thank you for your kind words. You have been an inspiration to me from the very beginning. I am humbled by your remarks. 🙂

  17. Susan Conry

    Garnett is a true gem. I guess it’s only fitting that she is named after one (and her grandfather 😀). She puts her “all” into everything she does and this is just another example. I am so blessed to be amongst her friends and love following her 365 journey.

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