I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.

About Adam

How I got started…

Thank you for stopping by to see my photography from around the world.  I have grown a passion for photography over the past couple of years and love what it has given me.  I started really enjoying photography with a Pentax point and shoot as I traveled 43,000 miles around the Pacific Rim in the summer of 2008.  I came back with a fiery passion for the art and started researching cameras.  I got my first DSLR (Nikon D90) during the Winter of 2009 and started playing around with it.  I really wasn’t happy with my results.  The photos were boring and flat.  I knew there were more colors and depth like what my eye was seeing that weren’t being captured.  I just recently graduated from Iowa State University’s Landscape Architecture program.  I have always had a natural eye for aesthetics along with the reinforcement my studies at college.   Being able to see the major flaw in a camera sensor, I quickly got frustrated that the camera wasn’t picking up the whole scene like our eyes do.  My interest for photography really dwindled down to nothing for about a year until I stumbled upon Trey Ratcliff’s blog.  I had heard nothing about HDR photography until that moment.  The fire in me was instantly reignited.  I started researching HDR finding that this is exactly what I was looking for!  I have been practicing HDR seriously since the winter of 2010.  I really really love what it has to offer for the photography world.

Why…

I’m very selfish with the reason why I photograph.  I do it for myself.  I find it is a very satisfying hobby to have.  I love the challenge of going to a place and being able to capture its colors, its depth, and its spirit in one single frame.  Being able to share my work and having people enjoy is just a bonus.  It has been a fun ride in the past year and I am excited to see where it goes.

What I use…

Honestly, I don’t use anything special.  I have a Nikon D90 with the kit lens and some old Nikon lenses from the 70’s.  The tripod I have is nice from traveling but isn’t the most stable in windy situations.  And I have a remote to shot the brackets.  It is a simple setup I have right now.  I hope to upgrade in the next year or so.  Most of the money has gone into the software for post processing lately such as Adobe CS5 and onOne Software.


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