Cathy @ Work

It has been quite a while since I updated this page, so let me tell you about myself and what I have been doing.

I have been taking pictures for over forty years and it has been my primary occupation for the last dozen or so. The majority of my early work consisted of nature scenes with some sports and editorial work and a little bit of portraiture, and you can see some of those early photos in the Wilderness and the 1979 Whitewater World Championships galleries. These days, I am doing more portraits and other people pictures while still trying to find time to get into the woods or wander in gardens with my cameras.

Please see my Portraits page for some samples and for more information.

My pictures have appeared in various regional and national magazines in both editorial and advertising uses, and I have been selling pictures as fine art prints for more than a dozen years. I have had solo shows here in Northern Virgina, and I normally participate in the Falls Church Arts shows when appropriate.

Photography is a passion and an avocation. I have little formal training in photography or other graphic arts, but I have been lucky enough to shoot with some very good photographers and in some wonderful locations. New Hampshire's White Mountains are a favorite destination for fall colors, and my native Virginia Piedmont shows up across the seasons and styles. Last fall I had a wonderful trip out west with a few days in each of Mesa Verde, Arches, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton national parks and some other spots along the way on the way back, and I will definitely be planning more trips out west both to the Rockies and the desert South West. I have looked to photographers like Adams, Rowell and Wolfe, and to painters like Cézanne, Monet and O’Keefe for inspiration.

My primary cameras are Nikon DSLRs. I am currently using the D850, D750 and D500. I use Nikor lenses, with the 70-200 2.8 being a favorite for sports and portraits. I do also use a Fuji X-100 when I want to travel light, and of course, I use my iPhone from time to time for the photos you see here or on my Facebook page and other social media.

Over the last several years I have completed my transition to the digital darkroom. Back in the traditional wet darkroom days, I printed on Cibachrome, and I still have a few of those Cibachrome prints in my collection and available as framed prints. Most of the prints in my current stock have been printed on my Epson 3880 printer. With current inks and papers, the Epson printers produce beautiful prints that testing shows should last for a long, long time. See the discussion here for more details, or check out the Luminous Landscape web site for news and discussion about the papers and printers.

Please follow my Facebook page if you want to hear what I've been doing, see samples from the newest photos and hear about upcoming shows or sales.

Last Updated: 03/12/2019