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

Darrell has two Instagram feeds–@djbrown758 and @djbrown758portraits.

Thanks to Ken for sharing his story with us, and giving us a behind-the-scenes look into this photograph.

Thank you for joining us for another Member Monday! If you haven’t yet, be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.