|For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
I have been a photographer all of my life; however, after the age of sixteen, I put my camera away for much too long. There were many reasons for this, especially during the separation and divorce of my parents. My mother said my camera disappeared, and suddenly my passions for photography were placed on hold. I had my first published photographs in a national magazine when I was fifteen. At that time, I worked as the manager for a rock group in Atlanta, GA. I photographed their concerts and one of the band members submitted three photographs to a national magazine. Unfortunately, I did not save a copy of the magazine, but that is truly how I began. In the 1980's I worked in the public relations department of a local university, taking photographs of VIP's, graduation and other events. When the photographs were published, my passion for photography returned, and now, as a travel writer, photojournalist, photography is more than a passion.
I had a camera when I was about 5 or 6 - I rediscovered photography again in high school - and then finally addicted around 1982. I attempted it as a career in 1984.
I began shooting nature shots after I had been laid off from a mechanical design job. I met several professional photographers through the local 60 minute lab and explored the idea of going professional myself after a few years of working for other pros. That was over 20 years ago.
I'm a self-taught photographer, and have been developing my skills for the last 8 years or so. I've taken classes at Maine Workshops, and International Center for Photography to help fill in some areas.
My interest in photography really started to take off while on traveling to different area of the country rock climbing. Since then I've been making more images of artists and craftsman in New England.
I've always been into photography in one way or another. I used to go through magazines and cut out images that appealed to me in one way or another. I would put those images in a book and would later use them for various projects throughout college. I remember looking at a photo that my father had taken when he was 20 or so and the black and white image is still one of my favorites today. I think it all really began cutting out those images and eventually started taking my own photos whenever I could.
I have been offering my services as a professional for almost 4 years but it has been a hobby since high school.
I've been involved in photography since my freshman year in high school. My first real boyfriend was a senior and he was into it, had a DARK ROOM at home. hehe So my second semester I took Photography I from Mr. Gerry Queener, Deary High School, Deary, ID. (THE BEST! Such a wonderful teacher, not only in photography but science as well.) The next semester I took Advanced Photography. I learned how to take a good picture and how to do darkroom work, back when there was such a thing. hehe
My first professional work was for Agri-Times Northwest, a regional farm weekly newspaper based out of Pendleton, Oregon. I've been in the profession for 21 years.
4+ Years semi-Professionally, but I started many years prior in my youth when my Aunt (an established artist herself) had a friend who was moving overseas, and was selling all his worldly possessions, so as to start anew; for a mear couple hundred dollars we aquired a full Film SLR camera setup, a Minolta XG-M, two lens' (a 128mm and a 28mm, if I remember correctly), two flashes, filters, a sturdy tripod, a multitude of accessories and a professional bag to carry it all in.
Years of learning on it and taking it nearly EVERYWHERE I went, I started to prove quite a natural talent, and decided to take my art to a whole other level - I invested in a high-end all-Digital setup and began filling my portfolio.
I've been involved in photography for over 35 years. I started pretty young with a Kodak point and shoot. I advanced to Nikon film cameras, and currently I'm using a Canon DSLR.
I began as a teenager and have gradually increased my skills and enthusiasm for the profession.
The beginning of course was with film and hobbies such as rock climbing and whitewater kayaking. Whatever adventure I found my self pursuing had to include my camera to catch the action and inevitable mishaps.
About 3 years now. I am a Web Developer and need good clean photos for clients.. and they usually do not provide them. Instead I went out and started shooting for businesses.
I have always been interested in painting and drawing but an injury to my hands mad it difficult so I didn't do much. My parents always had cameras and Mom use to document a lot.
When I knew that my son would be my last child I bought a 35 mm Minolta but had no idea how to use it. I figured it out along the way and took photos of Jon almost every day his first year.
I started using it to do artistic shots and eventually studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology for 2 years. I was there at a great time ... digital was coming out! I learned Photoshop 3 (!!!) and how to use a Mac and fell head over heels in love with it all
I just bought a digital last year and I am already looking into an upgrade!
Over 25 years
Please see website page About the Artist.
I began to photograph when i found an old camera in the attic. It was exciting to see the photos when I picked them up from the drugstore. Then I had a small dark room and it was even more fun to see the image appear while the paper was soaking in the chemicals.
Now with Digital it is Instant.
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 |
<< PREVIOUS NEXT >>