My love of photography has included landscapes, nature, macro, street, weddings, and portraits. I know how important it is to have a connection between the photographer and the subject, no matter if that is a desert landscape or portrait. I've joined this community to gain more experience as a portrait photographer and to expand my skills in both relating with my subjects and my technical skills. However, this will be a two way street because I am hoping to also help anyone who agrees to stand in front of my camera.
I have no studio and prefer to shoot outdoors using fill flash and reflectors when needed. I am experimenting with off camera flash and umbrellas which I think makes a huge difference in the final results. If you have an idea or project you want to explore, I would also be willing to take on those challenges. I do not shoot nudes (I always wear my clothes.) I would prefer chaperons to be present for all shooting sessions.
I will provide a CD of high resolution TIFF or JPG images. I am willing to assist you if you wish retouch a couple of your favorite using Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements. I am looking to and gain new experiences, work through the learning curves, expand my photographic horizons, and have fun in the process.
I'm not interested in charging or paying at this time but willing to exchange time and effort to build up and enhance our portfolios. Please contact me if you're interested in some interesting photos: 970-231-6779. Text messages are also welcome.