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 551,089 photos, 15,700 members
- ★★ Nikon D800 - Nikon D800E - Images 188,868 photos, 4,264 members
- Black and White Wednesday 2,593 photos, 369 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 166,471 photos, 6,509 members
- Provo Photography Meetup Group 1,940 photos, 86 members
- July 18th 2009, Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 10,011 photos, 3,286 members
- Lightroom Preset Extractor 4,616 photos, 1,527 members
- HRC Salt Lake City, Utah 15 photos, 5 members
- Sunday Beer Club 183 photos, 25 members
- Lightroom Showcase 71,891 photos, 3,125 members
- Macros Amaze Me 589 photos, 41 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 5,858 photos, 678 members
- Human Rights 13,144 photos, 1,311 members
- NRICC 1,529 photos, 34 members
- Blackstone Valley Barns 638 photos, 12 members
- Martini O'Clock 240 photos, 76 members
- Project 365! 471,728 photos, 6,642 members
- Project 365 1,899,848 photos, 30,914 members
- Topaz Adjust 92,779 photos, 3,051 members
- Photo A Day 2009 13,348 photos, 106 members
- 52 Weeks of self portraits (1 a week) 5,130 photos, 467 members
- Rockland, MA 02370 157 photos, 8 members
- Gingerbread House Showcase 1,199 photos, 513 members
- Cloudporn 279,249 photos, 42,674 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! 8,254 photos, 1,307 members
- FashionPhotographyBlog.com 82,030 photos, 15,360 members
- My Day, Yesterday 698 photos, 764 members
- Adobe Lightroom 2 1,241 photos, 139 members
- Adobe Lightroom 41,577 photos, 26,189 members
- Love Of The Father 437 photos, 232 members
- CLASSY BOOZE PICS ONLY !! 9,634 photos, 1,784 members
- Pug Videos 56 photos, 54 members
- Pug Life 13,754 photos, 1,711 members
- Must Love Pugs 7,534 photos, 775 members
- *SMILING PUG* 6,123 photos, 638 members
- New England Harbors 744 photos, 61 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 5,285 photos, 1,376 members
- American Fork 146 photos, 25 members
- Olde Towne Utah 142 photos, 14 members
- FREE EARTH - FREE PEOPLE © 181,514 photos, 5,913 members
- Beer Around the World 21,144 photos, 1,833 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 58,624 photos, 5,827 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