I started this blogsite to practice my writing skills, show off my photo skills, and market myself and my photography website. Ultimately, I have discovered other photographers’ images and some wonderful writing by other bloggers.
I’m a Montana girl. I was born about 20 miles outside the western entrance to Glacier National Park. Over the years, I have migrated from Montana to Kentucky to Louisiana to Washington State to Idaho back to Montana and now down here to Texas.
My father was a photographer. He used his Mamiya twin lens camera to take awesome black & whites of the Montana landscape. I inherited my love of the medium from him, and began my photography career in earnest with a Pentax SLR purchased while still in high school. I bought my first digital camera (a HP 2MP point-and-shoot) back in 1998. After that, I never looked back to film.
I’ve used both Nikon and Canon cameras, and I currently own a Canon 5DS R, a Canon 5DS, 1-DX and a Canon 5D Mk III along with several lenses (70-200mm f2.8L II, 24-105mmL, 85mm f1.2L, 16-35mmL, 50mm f1.2L, 40mm f2.8 STM pancake, 24-70mmL II, 100-400mmL, 500mmL, 24-70mm f4L IS, 16-35mmL f4 IS, and 11-24mmL ). I’m a full-frame kind of gal as most of my prints are enlargements of 16 x 24 or larger. I also do a fair bit of cropping with some of my photos, so I want that extra resolution which a full-frame camera can provide.
I have a “day job” and my photography is a “night job”, a sideline, a serious hobby, and a passion. While I will probably be working for a few more years at the day job, my dream is to go beyond that. In my efforts to get the ball rolling, I’ve set up a photo website , this photo-oriented blog, and a Facebook Page.
I’m a Getty Images Contributor and also contribute to a monthly column on the National Parks Traveler website (type Rebecca Latson Photography in the search box and that should pull up almost all of the articles I’ve thus far written). In addition to those two items, I am the staff photographer for The Merchant Prince, a vendor out at the Texas Renaissance Festival. I photograph landscapes, portraits, weddings, families and other events. I’ve also photographed a couple of Colombian dance troupes and have shot a portfolio for an aspiring fashion model and some promos for a belly dancer (Zara Bellydance on Facebook).
I’ve done some traveling (but not as much as I’d like to do), both domestically and internationally (London, Paris, Ireland and western Canada). I’ve visited places and parks in Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Montana, California, Kentucky and Texas. 2016 will see me visiting Big Bend National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Banff National Park, and Seattle.
At heart, I’m a Mountain Girl and someday will retire to the West with my cameras, my laptops, my internet, my burr grinder and coffee beans, and my NPR and BBC. If you like what you read here, then feel free to subscribe to this site and you’ll never miss a post.
See ya on down the road!