Member Monday Featuring Dave Thurau

Happy Monday, everyone!

Today we’re talking to Michigan-based photographer Dave Thurau about his works that generally take place around the water.

Let’s jump into February by taking a peaceful trip down Big Lake in Davisburg, Michigan.

Here’s Dave to say more on this photo that caught our eye!

About the Photographer

  • Hometown: Currently Reside in Fenton, MI
  • Years in Photography: 49
  • Years as a KO Member: Joined NAPP in 2006

About the Photo:

  • Title: Adrift
  • Location: Big Lake, Davisburg, MI 
  • Gear/Software Used: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Lens Canon EF-S 17-85MM f4.5-5.6 USM @ 17 MM – 1/50 at f4.0

Describe your creative style in 3 words

Drama Drama Drama

Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it?

Back in the film days, I wanted to do some long exposure light painting. I had no experience with long exposure shots. I wasted so much film trying to get the correct exposure it wasn’t until I used three cameras set up with different exposure settings to see which one would work the best, that is how I learned about exposure times, aperture, etc. Today, you can check the exposure more easily and make adjustments without the wait for film development.

What sparked your love of photography?

Being able to show what I saw at the time it was taken.  As you know the camera doesn’t always see what you see or what you wish to present.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

Ramtin Kazemi’s Advanced Landscape Post Processing Techniques.  His style matches what I like in Landscape photography, I have learned a lot of different techniques from this class.

Connect with Dave

You can connect with Dave via his Flickr portfolio here!

Thanks, Dave for taking us behind-the-scenes of this graceful image!

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.