Liz Masoner, Alabama Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement Quirky, different, eclectic. There really isn't a way to describe my photography. Sometimes it is simple and other times it is dark and heavily edited. Whatever my photography is today, I hope you find some enjoyment in the resulting images.
I have been involved with photography for about 30 years (and if any of you know just how that much time flew by that fast I’d love to know). My first love is nature photography but I have experience in a wide range of photography types. I’ve been a photojournalist, an event photographer, a portrait photographer, a photography teacher, and a photography writer as well.
Photography has afforded me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and witness awesome sights at close range. I’ve photographed governors and world karate champions. I’ve stood too close to a fire covering a city block until my lungs burned from poisoned smoke and I could barely stumble back to the car (hey, no one said photojournalists were smart). I’ve seen polite photographers and I’ve seen other photographers nearly knock mothers down so they could photograph the children with Santa first. I’ve had the joy of watching students learn to take fabulous photos and I’ve seen photographers snarl at other photographers purely because of the type of camera gear they do (or don’t) own.
In addition to freelance photography and writing, I currently write the photography site for About.com, part of the New York Times family of companies, where I get to teach photography to a world-wide audience.