Contact: Don LaVange email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 682,272 photos, 16,840 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 229,405 photos, 4,752 members
- Black and White Wednesday 3,227 photos, 399 members
- Tinderbox Software 90 photos, 69 members
- Drink this 2,884 photos, 434 members
- Modest Needs 47 photos, 43 members
- Magnificent Seven 2010 8,740 photos, 102 members
- GR8! 397 photos, 14 members
- Martini Martini Martini!!! 365 photos, 157 members
- Topaz Software 184,047 photos, 6,508 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,939 photos, 86 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 9,889 photos, 3,225 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 4,938 photos, 1,524 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 183 photos, 24 members
- Lightroom Showcase 94,036 photos, 3,426 members
- Macros Amaze Me 611 photos, 40 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 6,048 photos, 708 members
- Human Rights 14,499 photos, 1,345 members
- NRICC 1,529 photos, 34 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 637 photos, 11 members
- Martini O'Clock 248 photos, 71 members
- Project 365! 481,385 photos, 6,609 members
- Project 365 1,942,988 photos, 30,923 members
- Topaz Adjust 98,958 photos, 3,017 members
- Photo A Day 2009 13,208 photos, 104 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 5,154 photos, 461 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 8 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,192 photos, 503 members
- Cloudporn 273,614 photos, 44,695 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 8,413 photos, 1,321 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 82,531 photos, 15,203 members
- My Day, Yesterday 1,188 photos, 746 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,260 photos, 139 members
- Adobe Lightroom 56,553 photos, 26,713 members
- Love Of The Father 465 photos, 234 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 10,013 photos, 1,830 members
- Pug Videos 61 photos, 61 members
- Pug Life 14,597 photos, 1,800 members
- Must Love Pugs 7,702 photos, 802 members
- *SMILING PUG* 6,223 photos, 634 members
- New England Harbors 773 photos, 59 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 5,876 photos, 1,466 members
- American Fork 146 photos, 24 members
- Olde Towne Utah 143 photos, 14 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 206,721 photos, 5,918 members
- Beer Around the World 25,066 photos, 1,971 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 62,640 photos, 6,041 members
- Utah Shows 1,067 photos, 119 members
- 90-Second Stories 35 photos, 438 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