PACC Member since 01/01/2011

Currently volunteers with the Club as Chair - Digital
I am a retired IT Management executive who began photographing in the early 1970's with an Olympus Pen half frame camera (72 shots on a 36 shot 35mm picture roll) shooting mostly vacation and family. I got my first SLR in the mid 80's at which time I started to approach photography more as a creative art process rather than as simple documentation of a vacation. As my interest in photography and skill level increased, I have gone through several styles as well as cameras and lenses.
I tend to shoot in easily accessible locations where thousands of other photographers have preceded me, my goal is to capture images that show a different take on well known subjects or to select subjects in those locations not normally photographed.
During my development (no pun intended) as a photographer I have honed my aesthetic and technical skills to produce images that talk to me and convey the sense and feeling-of-place I had when I was at the scene shooting. Of course this process never ends as I continue to discover new ways to look at things and new perspectives and techniques on how to capture them in the camera.

I provide in person DSLR Camera and Adobre Lightroom Lessons, in a one-on-one setting. These are private classes. See www.danhartfordphoto.com/lessons. for more info.

I started teaching Camera Classes after finding myself in camera shops and overhearing other customers with expensive DSLR cameras and lenses asking the sales person very basic questions about how to use the camera. It seems that many people buy an expensive camera then use it like a point-and-shoot in full auto mode and wonder why their pictures don't look much different than with their old P&S camera. After witnessing several such incidents, one in which the customer returned the camera to the store for a refund when a simple change of settings would have fixed her issue, I decided there was a need to offer low cost tutoring on how to use a DSLR camera. Many people want to get the most out of their new camera but at the same time don't want to go to college and major in photography. I've always loved teaching so, I got into the DSLR tutoring business.

After moving from film to Digital, I found myself using Adobe Lightroom. Over the course of several years using LR, I found that I pretty much had acquired a pretty in-depth knowledge of pretty much the entire product. So, naturally, I wrote a tutorial. I also started offering LR education to my DSLR Students. It wasn't long till no DSLR students started calling asking for help in untangling a mess they have with their images on their computer or for help migrating from iPhoto to LR, so I carved out the LR lessons as a separate offering.

I provide Tutoring, Mentoring and Help and on Adobe Lightroom to PACC club members at a discount of 25%. .

My favorite equipment
Canon 7d MK II & 5d Mk III
Canon 10-22mm f/x.x, Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L, Canon 100-400mm. Tamron 28-300mm, Canon 17-40mm

Portfolio selection

  • House on Fire
  • 4 crosses over San Geronimo Chapel, Taos Pueblo, NM
  • Guatemala Produce Vendor (Antigua Market)
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Children of Peru #4
  • Sorrento Sunset 1
  • Toucan with Berry
  • Afternoon Portrait Trinidad Cuba
  • Winter Cottonwood's
  • Morning at the Bend
  • Bryce Canyon Morning from Inspirtation Point 7
  • Two Grand Ladies of the Rail

Last updated on March 19, 2013 @ 3:33 pm