Member Monday Featuring Darrell Brown
Every week we introduce you to the work of our beloved KelbyOne members. Today, we have Darrell Brown, a Canadian photographer who has been rockin’ it since the late ’70s!
Let’s get down to Member Monday business!
About the Photographer
- Hometown: Hamilton Ontario Canada which is about 1 ½ hours from where Rami Kazemi lives.
- Years in Photography: I started with a Canon A1 back in the late 70’s but career and family made the pursuit tougher. I re-established my photography in 2011 and have built since that time.
- Years as a KO Member: I have been a member since 2016.
About the Photo:
- Title: Lone Tree
- Location: This shot was taken in rural Ontario close to my home just north of Hamilton On.
- Any additional description of the photograph: I had been out shooting on a windy grey day in early April of this year (early in C19) looking for scenes that I felt would be a good B&W picture. I was heading home after about 2 hours of shooting and this field with the lone tree caught my eye. I almost didn’t stop but at the last moment backed the truck up and drove down the lane that is visible in the picture.
- Gear/Software Used: The shot was taken with my Nikon D850 and my 24-70 f 2.8 lens. Post-production was both Lr & Ps.
Describe your creative style in 3 words
Thought Provoking Photography
Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it?
Because I am still working I went through a period where it didn’t seem to matter where I was or when. The photography gods were not on my side as far as weather etc goes. I recall a three-day trip to Ashville NC for the fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway which resulted in 3 solid days of rain.
What sparked your love of photography?
I have a career which is very high stress and photography allows me the solitude and the ability to create moments without interaction with anyone.
What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?
I would be remiss if I didn’t say that there are a lot of instructors I have watched and continue to watch when I am in need of a jump start, help in getting better, or to learn new editing/tricks/short cuts, etc. But if I had to pick one I would say Scott’s class of 25 portrait retouching tips as I recently built a pro studio at my home and have decided to donate all the generated sitting fee’s or print proceeds to Cancer research.
Connect with Darrell
Thanks to Ken for sharing his story with us, and giving us a behind-the-scenes look into this photograph.
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