I have always enjoyed
taking pictures and, while never formally schooled, developed
my skills slowly but surely by making all
the mistakes that most self-taught photographers make along
the way. and probably a bunch more.
After getting over the technical challenges, the real trick
to photography, I think, is accurately capturing what you see.
I'm not a big fan of digital manipulation or filters or hard
editing to improve a photo. A photo should be, in my opinion,
an accurate representation of what was seen at the scene. And
that realistic requirement drives the rest of my work.
Most importantly what that means is if you want to take realistic
and beautiful photos, you have to get yourself to beautiful places.
For that piece of my photography, I am totally dependent on my
partner in life and travels.. the king of all navigators, the
person who makes sure I'm where I need to be with a full tummy
and an empty bladder when the sun is at the right angle and the
animals or birds or flowers are most likely to appear. Without
him, none of this would be, and for that I am eternally grateful
For those of you that need technical info.. I am a Canon fan,
currently shooting with a Canon 7D, using a 20D and 5D as back-up,
and when I need more reach. Some photos on this site may have
taken with previous cameras.. namely the 10D or long ago and
far away, the D30. Lenses currently used include Canon L 70-200,
Canon L IS 100-400, Canon 28-70, Tamron 17-35. 99% of the photos
are shot on tripod (Manfrotto) with a pistol grip and remote,
in JPEG format. The vast majority of our equipment was purchased
at Allen's Camera in Levittown, PA.
Our agency for Royalty-free licensing is ISTOCKPHOTO, and here's
the link to our portfolio there.
Our greeting cards and framed prints are available
select craft shows across NJ and eastern PA, and at the Rancocas
Woods Craft Co-Op. Craft s how dates and locations are noted
on our blog. Come out
and see us. We're always on the look- out for smiling, familiar
If you have any other questions about our equipment or really
anything on this site, please feel free to send it along in an
e-mail. We're always happy to share what we've learned and believe
sharing our experiences is the best way to pay it forward for
those who have shared their knowledge with us in the past.
Thanks for stopping in and we hope you enjoy your visit!
Carolyn (Photographer) and Howard (King of Navigators)