Brian Dieleman, Grand Rapids Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement I took up photography only a year ago to the date. I haven't gone to school for any of my training or learning. Mostly its been reading a lot of books,experience,shooting every chance I get, taking workshops and learning from other photographers..some of which I've been friends with since High School. I've learned a lot this year. I was playing in bands and rocking local bars,churches and any other place that would have us play. We were a christian band looking to play both sides of the spectrum but that's a whole other story. I took 2 years of graphic design at KC/TC. I am 26 years old. I love the outdoors and adventure. I love God with all my heart and for this gift he has given me and don't believe it will ever die.
* also for the camera geeks out there. my set up is a Canon EOS 50D, a Canon 17 - 40mm L series, Sigma 70 - 200mm (this is the non image stabilizer) lens, Canon 50mm 1.4, an Induro alloy 6m a114 ball head tripod and a Promaster shutter release.