Contact: Don LaVange firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Something about my idea about photography
I've always been facinated. My first camera was a Nikkorex with a fixed (screwed) lens I got in a pawn shop. My father bought me an AE-1 when I turned 21. I lost it in my 30's and returned to photography with a half-hearted attempt when I bought a Ricoh-XRP. I wanted that match needle exposure indicator, I thought the FTb the highest design.
But, film... and processing. And, I'm a klutz in the darkroom, with messy chemicals and my fat fingering and forgetting.
When digital came, it was a 2.2 megapixel toshiba, followed by a Nikon Coopix 5700, followed by a D-70, and currently a D-200. I use Photoshop CS3, and Lightroom 1.3. I process the bulk in Lightroom and the few in CS3.
For lenses, I tend to use the 50 mm and the 70-300 zoom. I've given the d70 and the kit lens away, and have a 110 macro that I never use now that I have the bigger zoom.
I dislike set shots. If you see something of mine that looks set up, I'm either in "learning" mode, where it's essential to get it through my thick head, or I'm being coerced by loved ones.
I like people, doing what they do. If wish I knew how to put people at ease and do this all the time. I try to take every shot where I'm passing and suddenly I see something that is beautiful, the way the light works, the way the scene jumps at me. I tend to think of "it" as the photograph, that image I perceive, and work to "get" it.
I think it is interesting that some of my favorite images were taken accidently, or a long time ago and with very bad equipment.
So, I'm trying.
I do documentary, photojournalistic, and "street" style. My streets are "suburban".
I have three flickr accounts that I maintain:
(the last one is where I post images I take for one part of my work).
- Nikon D800 Users Group 180,576 photos, 9,980 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 48,041 photos, 2,021 members
- Black and White Wednesday 898 photos, 178 members
- Tinderbox Software 90 photos, 68 members
- Drink this 1,622 photos, 249 members
- Modest Needs 47 photos, 44 members
- Magnificent Seven 2010 9,119 photos, 114 members
- GR8! 339 photos, 15 members
- Martini Martini Martini!!! 434 photos, 142 members
- Topaz Software 107,330 photos, 5,614 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,981 photos, 90 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 10,232 photos, 3,409 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 2,795 photos, 1,358 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 183 photos, 28 members
- Lightroom Showcase 21,367 photos, 1,684 members
- Macros Amaze Me 413 photos, 25 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 4,669 photos, 566 members
- Human Rights 10,197 photos, 1,220 members
- NRICC 1,532 photos, 35 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 648 photos, 11 members
- Martini O'Clock 302 photos, 52 members
- Project 365! 430,127 photos, 6,418 members
- Project 365 1,653,422 photos, 27,745 members
- Topaz Adjust 65,469 photos, 2,987 members
- Photo A Day 2009 14,005 photos, 115 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 4,645 photos, 439 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 9 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,191 photos, 508 members
- Cloudporn 144,900 photos, 21,066 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 7,489 photos, 1,221 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 76,729 photos, 15,299 members
- My Day, Yesterday 201 photos, 779 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,197 photos, 127 members
- Adobe Lightroom 22,600 photos, 22,122 members
- Love Of The Father 403 photos, 233 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 7,926 photos, 1,489 members
- Pug Videos 39 photos, 28 members
- Pug Life 11,098 photos, 1,246 members
- Must Love Pugs 6,999 photos, 638 members
- *SMILING PUG* 5,949 photos, 624 members
- New England Harbors 453 photos, 45 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 3,638 photos, 1,072 members
- American Fork 267 photos, 25 members
- Olde Towne Utah 135 photos, 13 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 110,406 photos, 5,679 members
- Beer Around the World 13,187 photos, 1,188 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 42,057 photos, 4,588 members
- Utah Shows 1,061 photos, 110 members
- 90-Second Stories 48 photos, 459 members
"A man is lucky to have at least one Son and Don is mine. He has a remarkable ability to use our common language with impact. A keen sense of the aesthetic and an even keener sense of the differences between right and wrong in the most global sense.
Watch his images carefully, because there is usually more there to luxuriate in than you would see in a quick glance.
A good Son! A good man!"
1st January, 2006
kitchen Alchemist says:
"Wickenden is a scholar an artist, a philosopher, a mystic and, an excellent cook. He is a 21 century renaissance man."
4th October, 2005
"Wickenden is one very talented photographer. Almost all of his photographs are totally raw.....rarely set up, and I think this shows how much talent he really has. Someday I will cover the walls of my home in his pictures...and they keep getting better!"
19th September, 2005
- Don LaVange
- July 2005
- Uxbridge, MA
- Pleasant Grove, UT, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Senior Software Quality Engineer