I seek to try and capture the extraordinary details of the mundane world in photography.
I have many years of schooling in fine art (4 years at the college level) that help me select subjects and lighting and compose my shots, but most of all I am constantly looking at the world around me and discovering what an amazing place it really is. I hope my photgraphy reflects that.
My first formal photography instruction was in Racine, WI in Junior High School through High School under David Drewek, a locally renowned artist known for his paintings in acrylic and his fine hand-blown glass. I continued my formal art training in college at University of Wisconsin Parkside, but changed majors after four years of schooling because my parents discouraged me from pursuing art as a carreer -- it wasn't "practical". Right now I'm considering finishing my BFA at Univeristy of Wisconsin in Madison if I can get enough financial aid and can get into the program.
I am also enrolled at MATC in Madison to pursue another goal of mine - to become a certified Veterinary Technician. I grew up in a veterinary household and helping animals is another great passion of mine.
I've owned many cameras but after many generations of point-and-shoots (mostly crappy 35mm cameras I got as gifts) I always lusted for an SLR after using them in Junior High and High School. It wasn't until last year, 2006, when my boyfriend and I were finally able to put away our Sony Cybershot for a used Canon 20D DSLR we bought used on eBay. Oh, the joy!
I shoot with a variety of lenses but primarily the Canon 28-135mm USM with Image Stabilizer. I post the EXIF data on all my photos so if you want to know the specs of how I shot a picture and which lens I used, just take a peek! My next goal is to learn the art of Strobism (on and/or off-camera flash lighting).
Enjoy my pictures... and please LEAVE COMMENTS! The only way to learn is from trial and error, hard work, and from constructive criticism.
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"Dawn is a *very* talented photographer. She has a naturally classic eye for composition, color, and tone. Her images are full of wonderful subtleties and nuances that make them unique and timeless. Keep up the great work!"
3rd March, 2008
- Dawn Perry
- September 2006
- Racine, WI
- Madison, WI, USA
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Veterinary Technician Student