Brendon Perkins

Brendon Perkins

Huntington Beach, United States

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California Sound / Rural America / Going Coastal / American Southwest / Blooms / Barns, Gristmills & Covered Bridges / Surfing / Religious Art & Photography / Rural Around the Globe / Colour and Light / Sunny Days and Blue Skies / Windows and Doors



Welcome to my little corner of the world! I am a native of Flint, Michigan where I took an early interest in exploring the natural landscapes of the Great Lakes region. Much of my childhood was spent investigating the fields and woods near my home interspersed with occasional summer trips to the shores of Lake Huron.

My first introduction to photography came during my early teens when I was given a second-hand camera for use during a trip to Lake Missinaibi in the backwoods of Northern Ontario. I got a lot of great shots on that trip even though I didn’t fully appreciate the technology of the Kodak Brownie I was using!

After graduation from General Motors Institute with a BSME, I assumed a full time position with NASA in Washington, DC and served as a freelance writer on the side for 3d Design Magazine. My writing led me to author the Photoshop Magic: Expert Edition published by Hayden Books.

All the while I continued to dabble with photography as I expanded my realm of exploration throughout the United States and onto the high seas. In 1992 I sailed a 40 foot sloop across the Atlantic as part of a four man crew. We safely arrived on the shores of the Azore Islands despite 30 foot swells along the way.

I now reside in Southern California. During most weekends and every spare moment in between, I take to the back roads of the Southwest region and beyond with my Canon 5d Mark II to photograph whatever I find along the way.

The world is full of beautiful places and interesting people waiting to be discovered, and my passion is to capture them in images to share with all. Photography provides me with endless opportunities to combine my love for exploration of the great outdoors with my technical skill for producing awe inspiring imagery.

  • Joined: February 2011


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