Hey, I’m Karl. Thanks for stopping by- it is always appreciated whether you leave a comment or not. Please enjoy looking at my work and go ahead and leave me a comment or a mail if you prefer. Have a good one.

Karl N. Hoy, A.K.A. Karl187

A Little About Me, My Work And My Equipment:

I have been interested in photography since I was a kid, learning to use my dad’s old Nikon EM, which he still has and is a superb old workhorse.

I use three different cameras for different areas of my work.
I use a Canon S3 IS for macro and super macro as the options for that sort of work on this little beauty are second to none, allowing you to keep subjects in focus even when they are touching the lens!

For general work I use a Canon EOS 40D. This is a chunky full body camera with bags of potential for pro’s and serious enthusiasts. I love it.

And finally, I also have a trusty never fail 35mm Film SLR, a Canon 3000V. I use mainly Ilford HP5 Plus ISO 400 film which is probably the best Black and White film out there. It now costs around $20 to get 36 exposures developed which I think is a travesty. We photographers should strive to keep film alive in this digital age.

As you can see I do like Canon. I find them to offer the best product range, best prices and best lens choice of any manufacturer. Their gear is second to none. When in doubt, choose Canon- you won’t be dissapointed.

My work is mostly done while exploring, but I do try to take as many pictures as possible of life around me. I am currently working to imrpove my street photography, having been inspired by several people on RB and the legendary Don McCullin.

Copyright Notice © : All images are the property of Karl N. Hoy (Karl187) and may not be used wholly or in part without the prior written permission by email, including copying, duplicating, manipulating, printing, or publishing.
All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Uploaded In Any Way Without My Permission. My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
© Karl N. Hoy (Karl187): using any of my images for any purpose and in any way, without prior permission, may lead to legal action.

  • Joined: September 2007



I have decided at this time to scale down the pictures I upload to this site for two reasons: / 1. Upload time is too long for my pictures, which are, generally speaking, larger than 3000 by 3000. / 2. People can steal and use the pictures, it is better to have smaller sizes so their options are limited. / For anyone wishing to buy large prints etc, please contact me via bubblemail and I will upl…
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This artwork, Light Blue, was featured in the Out of the Blue group a day after I put it up. / Thanks to everyone, always much appreciated. / -Karl187-
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Today I was featured on the United States Group, for perhaps the second or third time. This group has been very good to me since I joined and I can only hope that because ‘Above and Beyond’ is featured the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago will receive some more attention. Thanks to everyone who makes things like this happen. / US Group Page / NVVAM Website / -Karl N. Ho…
Posted over 10 years – 6 comments

Away Again

Just a little note to say I’ll be away for a week or so from tomorrow. See you all when I get back. / Karl187
Posted over 10 years – 2 comments
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