Greg Giesy, Moments In Nature
Featured Artist Exhibit, PhotoZone Gallery
December 3 to 29, 2020
22 West 7th Ave.
12:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday
Open to the public (Wear a mask)
Photography allows me to lose my thoughts of everything else and try to capture the moment.
I do this with cameras and lenses that let me capture that moment in all its fine points at a distance that does not make me the instigator of that moment.
Many of my photographs are of birds, insects, and other animals. If you spend any time watching wildlife you will notice that their lives move at a much faster pace than ours. That pace requires me to try to work in their reality by hand holding my camera to move with them to recount the precise moment that is the best photo.
The accuracy of that best photo demands that I am not the initiator of how my subject is reacting to its environment this requires distance. Telephoto lenses allow that distance, the larger the millimeter the more I am away from my subject. Improvements in my skills and in technology have permitted me to go from a 200mm lens to a 400mm lens to a 600mm lens to an 800mm lens to a 1000mm lens and finally to a 1600mm lens all handheld. (For those who are photographers the last two lenses are a 500mm and an 800mm with a 2x Extender.)
The best photo of my subject also requires detail I use a 45- megapixels and 50-megapixels camera for extreme fine detail and the ability to use the part of the picture that I want and to print mostly to 13”x19”.
My hope is the moments in nature that are my photographs depict accuracy and clarity for the viewer.
Presented by the PhotoZone Gallery, a collection of diverse individuals interested in the art and craft of photography. A wide variety of skills are valued which range from masters of silver print, platinum/Palladium, gum bichromate, etc., to enthusiasts of digital production. Many kinds of work are welcome, including hand-colored, airbrush, 3-D, collage, HDR, portraiture, street photography, nature photography, abstract expression, mixed media, and the list goes on.