I have, since around 2008, worked as a professional photographer. It started out as a hobby, much like genealogy, before blossoming into something bigger.
I have been taking pictures since childhood but really became interested in photography in 1991, when I received my first SLR camera. Since then, except for a short hiatus of a couple of years, I have always had a camera close-at-hand.
My trade is mostly self-taught. My experience has been gained through trial-and-error, experimentation, self-study, and by observing and questioning the works of other photographers.
I sometimes experiment with different genres but prefer to specialize rather than generalize. Initially, I preferred sports-action and dance. Lately, I have moved to minimalist landscape and fine art. I also enjoy doing documentary work. I am not a studio photographer: I'd rather capture a moment than create one.
Further information about my photography, including a complete artistic CV, portfolio galleries, and a list of limited edition fine art prints, can be found on my professional website at www.macdonald-photography.com.
Samples of my work may also be seen at my Zenfolio galleries.
2014 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2013 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2010 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2008 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2007 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
I have self-published one photo book from an ongoing personal project titled "Aboard the Irish Lass: Lobster Fishing in the Maritimes".
I have provided photographic services for a number of local, regional and national clients. My work has appeared in both print and digital formats.
My primary gear consists of Canon digital SLRs, several lenses and a variety of different accessories. I also have several film cameras in both 35mm and medium format, which I still use from time-to-time. Lately, I've become a fan of the iPhone and use several photography apps to record images that are not part of my typical style and vision.
I try not to get too hung up over equipment - the emphasis should be on the photograph, not the equipment or processes used to create it.