- Photo Workshops
- AboutMy interest in photography started with influence from my dad. Wherever we went, he took pictures of my family and the scenery around us. As I grew up, more and more times, he let me be the camera man. Maybe the habit just stuck. I took up photography in the summer of 2006. I really am not sure what spurred the idea, but since then I have made a hobby of taking photos of what I find to be beautiful. What do I find to be beautiful? Mostly, nature. I find beauty in the subtleties of the Earth. When I take the time to think through the complexity of the Earth and the life within it, I conclude that there must be a reason to existence. However, Earth is only one small piece of the larger puzzle; much more beauty exists in places and shapes we have never imagined. What is that larger puzzle? What other beauty lies out in the Universe? What is the driving force behind life? These are questions that run through my mind when I witness nature. What makes the Earth beautiful to me? I can’t really say. I feel a quiet passion as a crisp…
I am always looking for some more exposure to show people my work. One of the largest photography presences in the area is FotoDC, a non-profit organization that runs several competitions, including their annual FotoDC International Awards.
This year, they’ve come up with a new theme: Uncover/Discover, which aims to identify up-and-comers from the DC Regional area. As part of this campaign, they asked photographers from DC to submit targeted portfolios that reflect their own style.
Lately, my concentration has been on fully natural scenes from the DC area. Therefore, a natural portfolio choice for me is my recent work in Great Falls.
So follows my portfolio submission. I think there is a lot I can continue to improve on in the craft, but it is still fulfilling (in a way) to look back and see what I’ve been able to complete.
Great Falls is an unexpected gem of natural beauty just a few miles outside of the city of Washington D.C. A wild place, Great Falls has a beautiful and unique ecosystem characterized most by cascades over ancient rock, rare bedrock forests, and flocks of costal birds.
Just a moment there, and one is awestruck by the beauty in the Falls’ raw strength, ferocity, and size. But spend more time, and one finds it is elegantly balanced with rather tranquil qualities, sometimes found within more intimate scenes.
To me, the contrasting violence and peace of the scenes at Great Falls represents a microcosm for our world and universe. We are constantly reminded of both as we witness events at all scales: earthquakes or supernovas, childbirths or nebulas.
Despite how destructive or creative each event may be, each is worth our wonder. By taking time and appreciating the mysterious and grand forces that dictate and drive violence and peace, one may find beauty in nearly every natural scene.
See the pics here!
I would love any feedback or your thoughts!
Professional Prints and Canvas
The images found within this site have been formatted for the web, but were truly created to be appreciated as fine art pieces. The detail, color, and dramatic effect of printed and framed artwork are unparalleled and enhance the aura in any setting – a restaurant, hotel, office, or home.
Each image on my website is meticulously crafted, from corner to corner. Potential inconsistencies are handled completely and unnoticeably. The detail and emotion in each of my images is dramatically enhanced in a large piece. You simply have to see it to find out. I guarantee your satisfaction, and will accept returns or exchanges for any reason within 10 business days. Just read the comments from real customers, to see what they think.
My professional grade prints are available for purchase in varying sizes and dimensions. I am partnered with venerable print shops and offer only the top-of-the-line in print media. My preferred media is Kodak Professional Endura Premier (matte), and canvas wrap, but I also offer metallic prints, metal, and other media upon request.
I handle each print order personally. Each print is inspected for quality before shipping.
Print prices start at $50, plus shipping. Please visit my store page to purchase select prints, securely through PayPal. For all prints of images not found on my store page, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Michael L – Milwaukee WI: “…great shot and the final product looks amazing…you were very accommodating to work with and once again, your work is really amazing…”
All images shown on the blog, portfolio, and archives are available for purchase for personal and commercial use. Please email me at email@example.com for more details.
I offer a variety of professional photography services (including but not limited to capture of portraits, interior decoration and architecture, and events) by commission. Please visit my store to buy select images, securely through PayPal, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries on any other image.
I offer hands-on learning about photography via in-person workshops. In either a private or group setting, I can help you understand how to use your camera to tell your own story. I will lead you through the composition, capture, and processing techniques that help to capture compelling images. Visit my Meetup Page or email me at email@example.com for more information.