Daryl L. Hunter, Irwin, Idaho Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement When I was a wander lusting young man I would often find myself in beautiful places, so I bought a camera so I could document my wanderlust.
1n 1987 I packed up my Toyo 4X5 view camera, Pentex 6X7 medium format camera, and my 35-millimeter cameras and headed to Jackson Hole Wyoming, one of the best places on earth to be an outdoor photographer.
Jackson Hole is full of active lifestyle types, fly-fishing, hunting, whitewater sports, horseback riding, etc. I became a freelance guide as well, fly-fishing, snowmobile, Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park Tour Guide, and horseback wrangling my way to beautiful pictures all over the area and throughout the spectrum of activities in the area.
My photographs have been published by National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Snow Country, Outdoor life, Esquire Sports, West Coast Board Sailor, Warren Miller Productions, U.S.A. Today, San Francisco Magazine, Mother Jones, Toyota, Fly-fisherman, Beet, a Belgian fishing magazine and Fit For Fun a German sports Magazine.
I am proficient with small, medium, large format photography. As a stock photographer my photos have been used in hundreds of brochures, rack cards, newspapers, and websites promoting the Greater Yellowstone area and beyond. Today I shoot exclusively with my Canon EOS D5 Mark ll, its 21-megapixel censor can produce Tiff files of 60 megabytes, a size that can reproduce very large prints, or provide the opportunity for cropping tight and still having plenty of resolution to work with.
I have been working with Photoshop extensively since 1995 and am proficient with photo manipulation and montage. Today my photo management system is Aperture by Apple; it is superb at color correction with the added benefit of photo database management.
Education: Independent study of photography and digital design:
Photography has more pay offs than monetary. It drives us to search out pretty places or to dissect our surroundings to find it where we are. It makes us seek out beautiful things even in adverse conditions. Wherever we go we are looking for a beautiful rectangle we can isolate out of the chaos of life, when you are always seeking beauty, you will find more than your share - that is rich.
Some may be interested on reading a couple of articles I have written about photography twenty years ago. Living A Richer Life Without Any Money explains how I feel about what photography brings into our lives as photographers and Search For Serendipity pokes fun at the serendipity we depend on to produce great photographs.