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/E, D810 & D850 Users Group 687,732 photos, 16,948 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 230,977 photos, 4,794 members
- Black and White Wednesday 3,239 photos, 398 members
- Tinderbox Software 90 photos, 67 members
- Drink this 2,908 photos, 435 members
- Modest Needs 47 photos, 43 members
- Magnificent Seven 2010 8,438 photos, 100 members
- GR8! 397 photos, 14 members
- Martini Martini Martini!!! 360 photos, 157 members
- Topaz Software 182,675 photos, 6,502 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,939 photos, 86 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 9,837 photos, 3,221 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 4,946 photos, 1,524 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 183 photos, 24 members
- Lightroom Showcase 94,778 photos, 3,438 members
- Macros Amaze Me 619 photos, 40 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 6,049 photos, 709 members
- Human Rights 14,559 photos, 1,349 members
- NRICC 1,529 photos, 34 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 637 photos, 11 members
- Martini O'Clock 243 photos, 72 members
- Project 365! 477,825 photos, 6,598 members
- Project 365 1,934,985 photos, 30,862 members
- Topaz Adjust 98,915 photos, 3,008 members
- Photo A Day 2009 13,112 photos, 102 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 5,041 photos, 461 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 8 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,187 photos, 500 members
- Cloudporn 270,992 photos, 44,827 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 8,278 photos, 1,318 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 82,202 photos, 15,170 members
- My Day, Yesterday 1,214 photos, 740 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,260 photos, 137 members
- Adobe Lightroom 58,380 photos, 26,717 members
- Love Of The Father 471 photos, 232 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 10,009 photos, 1,829 members
- Pug Videos 61 photos, 62 members
- Pug Life 14,538 photos, 1,805 members
- Must Love Pugs 7,649 photos, 805 members
- *SMILING PUG* 6,235 photos, 635 members
- New England Harbors 773 photos, 59 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 5,852 photos, 1,463 members
- American Fork 146 photos, 24 members
- Olde Towne Utah 143 photos, 14 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 207,583 photos, 5,917 members
- Beer Around the World 25,447 photos, 1,982 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 62,987 photos, 6,073 members
- Utah Shows 1,052 photos, 117 members
- 90-Second Stories 35 photos, 436 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!"
January 1st, 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."
October 4th, 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!"
September 19th, 2005
- Don LaVange
- July 2005
- Uxbridge, MA
- Pleasant Grove, UT, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Senior Software Quality Engineer