Rod Thompson Photographywww.ArtPal.com/rodthompsonphoto
A Kodak Holiday Flash camera gift from my parents in the mid-50’s sparked my initial interest in photography. Before long I had set up a makeshift darkroom in my family's basement to make black and white prints from my negatives. Film processing in my lab followed during the early sixties. With the purchase of a Canon FT-b SLR in 1971, I set out on a serious exploration of photographic composition that continues to this day.
During the mid-70's I participated in a series of studio lighting and photography classes taught by Marvin Rabinowitz at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, my most extensive formal training in photography. I also participated in photo workshops led by some of my heroes and influences: Galen Rowell, Rod Planck, Franz Lanting, Will Crockett, and the Nikon School of Photography. I added digital photography to my toolset in 2000.
I’m a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. My interest, and the focus of my work, generally falls within the nature and travel photography genre. I seek unusual perspectives and isolations of the sometimes mundane, sometime stunning items and vistas that I encounter.
Crater Lake Gallery