I love capturing that special moment in time, a special memory, a emotion, or nature at its best. I think my own emotions come out in my work. I am 62 years old, but young at heart. I want to leave behind, only the beauty I see, and how I see it.I am self taught except for the money I have spent to attend professional photograhers workshops and classes. Getting books on photography and looking up photography online to learn on my own every thing I can. I am also self taught on all the labs I do use, I am taking tutorials online all the time, I attend workshops, and offer workshop trips to any up and coming photographer. I love sharing what I learn. I started my pursuit of my dream late in life, but hope before it is gone I can reach my goal of professionalism. We are all different, and there is always going to be someone better. Photography is an art, and the professional photographer is fast becoming extinct. Sad but true.My husband is my biggest fan, he has supported me in all of my works, and I could never thank him enough. He says… “God is the real artist, you show off his work with your talented eye, and you put your heart and soul into it.”I want to thank all my RedBubble supporters as well, too many to list, but I know, you know who you are, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You have encouraged, given me advice, taught me, and have made such a positive impact on my life, and even though I am not always able to comment due to my schedule, lack of internet, etc. You always give me supportive comments, even when I am unable to always return the favor. Make no mistake when I can I will, and I love your works more than most of you will ever know.
All comments are read and greatly appreciated, especially comments with advice on how I can improve my work. Thanks for visiting my profile.
Camera’s owned and used: Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver), Canon EOS Rebel T1i EF-S Digital SLR Camera – Black – 2 Lens Kit – with 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, Canon EOS Rebel T2i bought in July 2011 to replace the T1i. Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. Canon EOS 7D, and a Canon EOS 70D and soon to purchase the Canon5D mark III. Husband recently purchased me a Celestron SE5 telescope with canon eos attachments, so will be taking some workshops on astrophotography too.
Lenses owned, leased and used: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM WIDE ANGLE SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM AF Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Canon Zoom Lens EF 70 – 300 mm. 1:4-5.6 USM, with image stabilizer, Tamron SP AF Aspherical HD (IF) 28-105 mm. 1:2.8 Lens, and a Canon 50mm F1:8. Canon 100-400L f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon 24-105 L zoom lens IS USM.
Labs: Photoshop Elements 8, Photoshop Elements 8, 10, 12. Topaz Adjust 4 and 5, Topaz Simplify, Topaz Adjust BW Effects, Topaz Remask 3, Topaz Lens Effects, Topaz In Focus, Topaz Clean, Topaz Detail 2…(To date have all the topaz labs they offer.)Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras. ProMaster Heavy Duty Tri-Pod and many filters, Reflectors. etc.
Copyright Notice: Images Copyright © by Charlene M. Aycock, All Rights Reserved. Any copying, down loading, reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any kind, in whole or in part, without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Artistic Interests: Nature Photography,…Charlene’s images have won numerous awards and she was a featured artist on National Geographic’s Internet sight.