I’ve always been interested in photography as far back as high school when I taught myself how to use manual settings for aperture, shutter speed, etcetera– there was something special about creating with film cameras before digital became mainstream; shooting one frame at a time and then developing the film and processing the images in the darkroom.
Shooting professional photos is an art form that takes time, effort, patience, creativity – and most importantly – skill.
Different types of photography require a variety in the equipment you use and it’s exciting to switch up the camera and lens type to create the image I want.
I shoot with three different cameras. Nikon D500, Nikon D300, and a Smartphone.
My favorite lenses are telephoto 200-500mm for nature shots or anything too far away, wide angle lens 10-20mm for interior photography (useful in HDR), 35mm or my 18-200mm is my go to for street photography. When capturing every detail I use a Micro 85mm.
My Photography Journal
It would be great if I were to get into the habit of posting more photography. The truth is, I shoot so often… on mostly a tight deadline. That I rarely find that extra time to sort though and pull out those unquie photos that I capture day-to-day.
Living on a farm (in the middle of rural smokey mountains) we get foggy mountain morning. There are my pet Rooster photos (he is my boy), flowers, food, and a little bit of everything else.
We offer competitive pricing structures for your restaurant, cookbook, or food blog photography. Everyone is keen to see photos. Photos of food are appreciated by new and returning customers.
Perhaps beginning to reach my limit with Lockdown. Imaginary faces appearing in my dishes. The oil in the water is unusually interesting. And time to enjoy the spring light. And not enough time to capture our newly visiting Woodpecker. (Click 🖼️ Photos to Enlarge)...
Peacock Sky Photography The Big Sandy Mush mountains are deep in clouds. With the peacocks drying his features after a morning rain. PHOTOGRAPHER: Gary Crossey LOCATION: Big Sandy Mush, Leicester NC.
See my product photography in action (and order some Organic Cornmeal it is super good). https://www.barkleysmill.com/collections/all-products/products/gourmet-stoned-happy-cornmeal We wish Barkley's Mill the best success with their new Organic Happy Stone Cornmeal....
Story: Rule of Thirds ASSIGNMENT: The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn, but most don't know why they learn it. The rule of thirds is fantastic for telling a story. Tell a story using the rule of thirds. PHOTO: The beginning of...
I make handmade cookies. And, have quite a collection of candy/cookie making baking tools. Unlike, other kitchen tools, the cookie/candy tools are unique. Each mold or cutter has a story. Or a special event that they play a role.
Photography by Gary Crossey