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/D800E/D810 Users Group 550,104 photos, 15,694 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 188,318 photos, 4,250 members
- Black and White Wednesday 2,584 photos, 370 members
- Tinderbox Software 90 photos, 71 members
- Drink this 2,648 photos, 394 members
- Modest Needs 47 photos, 43 members
- Magnificent Seven 2010 8,789 photos, 105 members
- GR8! 399 photos, 14 members
- Martini Martini Martini!!! 353 photos, 156 members
- Topaz Software 166,450 photos, 6,506 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,940 photos, 86 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 10,017 photos, 3,287 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 4,611 photos, 1,528 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 183 photos, 25 members
- Lightroom Showcase 71,551 photos, 3,111 members
- Macros Amaze Me 589 photos, 41 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 5,857 photos, 679 members
- Human Rights 13,119 photos, 1,310 members
- NRICC 1,529 photos, 34 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 638 photos, 12 members
- Martini O'Clock 205 photos, 70 members
- Project 365! 471,585 photos, 6,642 members
- Project 365 1,899,003 photos, 30,903 members
- Topaz Adjust 92,725 photos, 3,052 members
- Photo A Day 2009 13,348 photos, 106 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 5,128 photos, 467 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 8 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,201 photos, 513 members
- Cloudporn 279,319 photos, 42,649 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 8,254 photos, 1,307 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 81,974 photos, 15,360 members
- My Day, Yesterday 698 photos, 763 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,241 photos, 139 members
- Adobe Lightroom 41,474 photos, 26,185 members
- Love Of The Father 437 photos, 232 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 9,630 photos, 1,782 members
- Pug Videos 56 photos, 54 members
- Pug Life 13,764 photos, 1,711 members
- Must Love Pugs 7,540 photos, 774 members
- *SMILING PUG* 6,124 photos, 637 members
- New England Harbors 744 photos, 61 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 5,279 photos, 1,376 members
- American Fork 255 photos, 25 members
- Olde Towne Utah 142 photos, 14 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 181,172 photos, 5,913 members
- Beer Around the World 21,073 photos, 1,828 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 58,562 photos, 5,819 members
- Utah Shows 1,080 photos, 117 members
- 90-Second Stories 36 photos, 448 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