My passion is art. Art, in any form, is beautiful, as long as the artist has put effort into conveying a meaning.
My favorite form of art is photography, which I absolutely cannot get enough of! I could spend the rest of my life taking photos and staring at the photos of others (and I plan to).
To me, photography is meditation. Photography is solace. Photography is a catharsis. Photography allows me to express the things that I feel that I choose not to say out loud. Photography is my life.
I have been photographing for many years, but really got into photographing full-time in 2006. I feel that I haven’t set my camera down since then! I am a self-taught photographer, with some help from a couple of specific people, teaching myself the ways of the camera and the photo. I have to give a shout-out to Damien-C here, as he and his teachings have greatly helped to shape my style. I am always eager to learn new techniques, new equipment, and new photo locations.
I shoot with a Canon 60d and, most often, a Canon 18-135mm lens and a Canon 70-300mm lens.
Lately, my love for vintage and toy camera photostyles has led me to love using my iPhone 5…. With the right camera and editing apps, I can recreate the erratic and random appearances of the old cameras. And the best part, I always have my phone with me, so I am never without a camera!
All images contained in my gallery are Copyright © Eric Scott Birdwhistell. All rights reserved. You CANNOT use my images for commercial use without my written permission.