The photographic explorations of a former film student.

About

Hello and welcome to my photo blog! Although I currently work at a desk job, I once spent four years of my life studying film and photography. I keep shooting not only because I hope to someday work in my chosen field, but also because I can’t bear to quit photography. Through photography, I see the world more richly. I go places and dig in rather than just letting the small things of beauty glide by unnoticed. Photography helps me focus and find order in the chaos around me. With my camera I appreciate, create, and share beauty.

My About statement circa Fall 2010 (I’m leaving this up so you can understand all of the comments.)

I’m a Cinema graduate who minored in photography, and I’m reorganizing my work and endeavoring to expand my abilities through continued practice. While I like to photograph just about anything, my favorite subjects include nature, cameras, vintage cars, and my cats. In the winter, I focus my lens on indoor objects, since it gets cold and bleak outside. However, with Spring and Summer come the adventures. I explore car shows, small towns, parks, forest preserves, and yes, the ever-changing landscape of my own backyard. Most of the time, I shoot digital. My Camera, My Friend is a Nikon D80. My other camera friends through the years have included a 1980’s Minolta point-and-shoot (https://mycameramyfriend.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/my-first-camera/), my father’s Nikon FA, and a view camera I call Darling. Even though I embrace the digital age, I am not afraid of film, and I hope to spend more time in a traditional darkroom someday.

I am entering the world of stock photography. Check out my portfolio at Bigstock: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search/photographer/gelsn740/

More coming!

Advertisements

11 responses

  1. 🙂

    November 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

  2. D80 is my friend too, along with Coolpix L19, the camera I use the most. Look forward to seeing more of your photo-work. Cheers!

    December 23, 2010 at 8:12 am

  3. One Change At A Time

    Like your photos! Great work…I have the D80 and the 18-200mm lens. I love my camera and my lens. The first camera I owned as an adult was the film SLR Nikon N65. I loved it. What lens(es) do you use? Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Cheers,

    The Change Revolution

    January 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    • Thank you One Change At A Time. I have an 18-135mm lens, the one that came with my camera. I also use an old Kiron macro lens I’m borrowing from family every so often. Hopefully, I’ll be able to afford more lenses, but for now those two work fine. I have fond memories of my early photography lessons in high school when I used my dad’s film Nikon FA frequently. 🙂

      January 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

  4. While I can’t join you in the Nikon camp, I love your photos. Great work. Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:26 am

  5. Love the light in your leaves on the header.
    It is funny, I am checking out who read my Ceramic Squirrels post, but I have a daily practice of photography blog. I am a Canon fan but enjoyed looking at your vintage camera collection.

    thanks for checking out my post today.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    • Thank you for comming by. 🙂

      April 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm

  6. Beautiful work. I’ll be back to visit your site again!

    May 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

  7. Wonderful photos and beautiful blog! Keep up the good work!

    June 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  8. singlestrokechime

    Hi. I enjoy viewing your photographs and have been returning from time to time. I am a subscriber to your blog. The photos are varied and beautifully shot. And I also perceive you are very versatile with your camera; thus, may I offer you a Versatile Blogger Award? You will be the second blogger I offer it to.

    The Rules for accepting this award are simple:
    – Thank the person who awarded you and link to his/her Blog;
    – Tell 7 random facts about yourself;
    – Pass the Award to new found Bloggers; and,
    – Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to, and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know that you accept it…or not.

    If you are happy to accept it, please visit my post to copy the green badge to display on your blog:
    http://singlestrokechime.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Congratulations. BRgds SSC

    August 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  9. Your pictures are really sharp and really beautiful. I enjoyed checking out your site. Thank you for stopping by mine earlier today!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:27 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s