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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 110,021 photos, 8,053 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 22,251 photos, 1,290 members
- Black and White Wednesday ~ Closed 737 photos, 164 members
- Tinderbox Software 90 photos, 64 members
- Drink this 1,479 photos, 229 members
- Modest Needs 46 photos, 44 members
- Magnificent Seven 2010 9,140 photos, 116 members
- GR8! 391 photos, 15 members
- Martini Martini Martini!!! 415 photos, 141 members
- Topaz Software 96,654 photos, 5,376 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,987 photos, 91 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 10,386 photos, 3,437 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 2,646 photos, 1,312 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 182 photos, 28 members
- Lightroom Showcase 17,336 photos, 1,477 members
- Macros Amaze Me 462 photos, 26 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 4,310 photos, 515 members
- Human Rights 10,111 photos, 1,213 members
- NRICC 1,533 photos, 35 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 648 photos, 10 members
- Martini O'Clock 297 photos, 53 members
- Project 365! 417,863 photos, 6,418 members
- Project 365 1,616,681 photos, 27,508 members
- Topaz Adjust 62,868 photos, 2,993 members
- Photo A Day 2009 14,020 photos, 115 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 4,562 photos, 443 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 8 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,232 photos, 511 members
- Cloudporn 119,674 photos, 15,368 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 7,288 photos, 1,218 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 77,024 photos, 15,290 members
- My Day, Yesterday 220 photos, 783 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,185 photos, 129 members
- Adobe Lightroom 21,338 photos, 21,319 members
- Love Of The Father 418 photos, 234 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 7,843 photos, 1,458 members
- Pug Videos 36 photos, 20 members
- Pug Life 10,229 photos, 1,134 members
- Must Love Pugs 6,833 photos, 617 members
- *SMILING PUG* 5,815 photos, 618 members
- New England Harbors 375 photos, 41 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 3,268 photos, 1,015 members
- American Fork 269 photos, 25 members
- Olde Towne Utah 136 photos, 11 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 104,772 photos, 5,685 members
- Beer Around the World 12,691 photos, 1,079 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 38,547 photos, 4,267 members
- Utah Shows 1,024 photos, 107 members
- 90-Second Stories 48 photos, 464 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
- Design, Websites, Photography
- Daylight Vision Photography