I dabbled in photography for many years before I got serious about it. When I turned 50 my siblings gave me my first digital camera. As a birder I tried to shoot birds and their activities, but I found the focusing of the point-and-shoot camera lacking. So I invested in my first DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera with more precise focusing capability, became serious, and started shooting often. When I joined the Greater Lynn Photographic Association (GLPA), I was inspired by the informative presentations by club members and invited guests. Those presentations, and networking with new friends at the Club, helped me develop my photography skills.
Over the years my goals in photography have evolved; now I seek to capture a unique scenes or perspectives that stand out from the everyday look. This goal often means visiting the same venues repeatedly because nature, light, and weather always change to provide opportunities to capture the unique. I am an early riser and try to get out to photograph scenic and macro subjects in the soft, beautiful light of dawn.
I joined LAG when I left full-time employment after a 40-year career as a librarian. LAG has provided many opportunities to share my work and learn from other artists in the community. I am one of the Guild’s volunteer webmasters. In recent years I’ve also been taking acrylic painting lessons often creating works based on my photographs.
After earning my BA in Russian language and literature at SUNY Albany and my master’s in library science, I began my career as a librarian. For 30 years I’ve worked at not-for-profit corporations that provide services to libraries. In 1998 I moved to Massachusetts to lead a local not-for-profit serving libraries on the north shore. My career culminated as executive director of the Massachusetts Library System, that provides services and support to libraries throughout the Commonwealth. I maintain my connection with libraries with part-time consulting work, assisting libraries with strategic planning. I volunteer at the public library in Peabody to lead a conversation circle for English-as-a-second-language learners.
My website: https://greg8811.wixsite.com/my-site
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first group of images are close up and macro.
I love to shoot photos while traveling. Here are scenic shots from seven states and four other countries
Here are a few more photos that don’t fit in the categories of scenic or macro.