Retired, veteran United States Navy photographer and Photo Officer currently residing in San Diego, California, USA.

 

My first pictures were taken on a 127 film format using a toy camera I ordered collecting Bazooka Bubble Gum Comics wrappers at the age of 8.

 

My passion for photography started at that early age. I used all types of format film cameras in my career. My first 35mm film camera was loaned to me when I became my high school's yearbook photographer in 1976. That is also where I had my first experiences in the darkroom processing film and photographs.

 

I joined the US Navy as a photographer in 1978 and served 25 years in the photographic imaging field where I learned photojournalism and darkroom photographic processes. Being a military photographer, I had to be adept at all types of photography. Documentary and photojournalism, forensic, combat, industrial, portrait, macro, medical and aerial photography just to name the main ones. I was also trained in darkroom work for both film and paper, color and black and white.

 

Today, I freelance as a professional and hobbyist and occasionally take on assignments and imaging projects for volunteer organizations. I love photography and have a passion for digital manipulation and learning advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and third-party plug-ins.

 

I love to share what I know and what I'm learning as well as collaborating with others in the field of photographic imaging and manipulation.

 

Please feel free to network with me and share your passion for photography. I look forward to following you.

 

-Wayne aka fotograzio

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A sample of my work

  • JoinedJanuary 2007
  • OccupationSelf Employed
  • HometownGroveland, Massachusetts
  • Current citySan Diego, California
  • CountryUSA
  • Emailwgrazio@gmail.com
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Photos of Wayne S. Grazio

Testimonials

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Really great collection of pictures.

July 27, 2018
Frnx909 says:

Amazing! Every picture is well framed, crisp, and stunning!

June 26, 2018

Excellent photos-bravo.

June 13, 2018

My goodness, the quality of your photos is superb but how in the world does anyone get 59,000 followers? That's mind boggling. I would have loved to have gotten into photography in the Navy but they had other plans for me. Again, your work is amazing.

April 22, 2018

Great work Wayne

March 9, 2018

Thank you Wayne for following me. I cannot imagine why. When I look at your work and I just started Flickr a few weeks ago and really don't even understand it very well. I have a business and was trying to use Flickr because I get all pictures from the White House sent to me by Flickr and so I decided to try it. Yo… Read more

Thank you Wayne for following me. I cannot imagine why. When I look at your work and I just started Flickr a few weeks ago and really don't even understand it very well. I have a business and was trying to use Flickr because I get all pictures from the White House sent to me by Flickr and so I decided to try it. Yours are beautiful. Send me any advice you have if you have the time. Sylvia

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January 23, 2018

You have a marvellous photostream. Thank you so very much for sharing.

February 11, 2018
H PF says:

A great foto-stream with beautiful pictures! They are all fantastic

October 21, 2017

Excellent work Wayne! I am proud to follow you!

October 19, 2017
mjmorgado says:

I’m a beginner. I am honored to be following my work. Thanks..

October 12, 2017

Wayne S. Grazio, Following me? That must be a joke! After reviewing his work and reading his short auto biography, I am deeply honored to be followed by such a humble person who's keen eye for the passion he so love is displayed for our enjoyment and learning. As we look at his work you can see that he puts much eff… Read more

Wayne S. Grazio, Following me? That must be a joke! After reviewing his work and reading his short auto biography, I am deeply honored to be followed by such a humble person who's keen eye for the passion he so love is displayed for our enjoyment and learning. As we look at his work you can see that he puts much effort in sharing his knowledge and skills obtained through out many years in one of the best jobs ever ... serving our Nation with dignity and pride. Thank you for your service to our country! Thank you for the new friendship we will have and journey together into the world of photography.

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July 27, 2017
statuesque sun (deleted)

Wayne has an eye for what is interesting in life, and I would say more: for what is important in life. I guess his work in military circumstances has contributed to that view and wisdom. I love the choise of subject, the concentrated life in his photo's. Personally, I would use just a bit less of post processing. Is Na… Read more

Wayne has an eye for what is interesting in life, and I would say more: for what is important in life. I guess his work in military circumstances has contributed to that view and wisdom. I love the choise of subject, the concentrated life in his photo's. Personally, I would use just a bit less of post processing. Is Nature, is Life not a powerful bringer of Messages on its own? We just need to develop our eye, our sensitivity to the Significancies...

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July 26, 2017

I generally only 'follow' accomplished photographers on Flickr, and among the several I do follow, Wayne's work stands out in several regards. The quality of the images posted is always excellent; the compositions generally ''spot on"; subject matter is not only varied and interesting, but often tells a story within a… Read more

I generally only 'follow' accomplished photographers on Flickr, and among the several I do follow, Wayne's work stands out in several regards. The quality of the images posted is always excellent; the compositions generally ''spot on"; subject matter is not only varied and interesting, but often tells a story within a single image. If you are new to Flickr, or a serious student of the medium, you will do well to follow his work and to learn from it. Tom Driggers tvdflickr

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May 3, 2016

The photos are amazing. Love the treatment of them, and how they look like sketches, drawings, or paintings. Quite impressive!

October 31, 2015
vratsab says:

Wonderful images, wonderful presentations

April 2, 2015