Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

Albert Einstein

Bio

Photography has been a passion for quite some time. I remember the first camera I used, it was my fathers Kodak Instamatic 500, which I still have, I only wish I could run 35mm in it..

Kodak Instamatic 500, a 126 cartridge camera, this was indeed my first camera I shot with.

My Dad loved that camera and we have about 150 reels of slides to prove it! He bought it when he was in the military back in the 60s, it was his present to himself for surviving boot camp!

Back then I was fascinated with Trains, not that I am not now, however, I remember waiting at the tracks and shooting a lot of trains and also barns when we travelled.

Later in High School, I picked up a Ricoh 35mm which shot great and I used that thing for years, learning to develop both color and back and white film. After High School I put down the camera.. I always laugh about it because I moved to one of the most picturesque places on earth, the Western Slope of Colorado.

So, about 7 years ago, we had a camera which my wife purchased for herself, however, I believe that she was intimidated by it, a rebel XT. I began shooting again here and there. It wasnt until I joined flickr and met up with a fantastic photographer whom which I have to give props, Christopher Robleski, or as known on Flickr, Chocolate-Milk. I urge you to check out his work, he is a terrific photographer with much talent. Chris and I met up on a dreary night in one of the worst parts of the city, we then proceded to make way into a long abandoned manufacturing company.

I watched for a while and listed then thought I had it and took a shot. I will never forget that shot, it makes me laugh every time I see it. I looked at the screen and laughed aloud, I then proceeded to watch and learn more. In the end I did some up with some great shots and for the next several years Chris and I had a lot of adventures and I learned an enormous amount and am very thankful for his friendship and willingness to teach.

First attempt at Light Painting

This is my first attempt at light painting, while my teacher was shooting, he gave me a couple of tips, but i still had no idea.. I will never lose track of this photo, we all start somewhere

Chris introduced me into the world of light painting and I can say that I have come a long way, while I am always learning and have a lot more to learn, it has been a passion.

I can say that my interests have changed, while I will always love light painting and night photography, I also enjoy just getting out and shooting just about anything that catches my eyes. For me, Photography is somewhat of a spiritual journey, it allows me to be me and I love just admiring beauty in the things that I shoot.

I hope that you will continue to come back to my site as I will be making a substantial commitment to making it a worth while place to visit and explore.

Follow me on my journey.

 

Peter Gnas

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Equipment

Equipment is a major part of this affair, there is always something to make things easier, or provide a different look, it doesnt necessarily mean something expensive or large, it can be as simple as an old camera found at a thrift store.

In this page I am going to outline some of the equipment that I use.

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