- I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.
PAW 2006 - Wk#26 - Beth's Sunset Shoot
a Naples sunset.
a camera of her own,
Beth makes some photos.
Elizabeth just turned 8 years old. I gave her my little Canon SD300 as a gift. She sees much the way I do and enjoys making pictures, but has so much more opportunity as a kid to do something about it than I did that Tracey and I really wanted to encourage her to follow the passion as far as she wishes to just as her older sister follows her passion and talent for graphic arts. (At 9, Nicole has a much better talent for drawing things to proportion and acurate rendition than I do at 39.)
This is one of the photos that Beth made as I photographed her above...I did a little framing and such in Photoshop, but the basics of the image are hers alone. We printed a bunch of 8X12s on the Fuji Frontier and she is very proud. I'm allowing her to enjoy the process of image making first before we geet into the more detailed notions of exposure control via ISO, WB, Shutter Speed and Aperture.