Artist of the Month
The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Daniel Chung.
The beauty of the natural world is second to none. Very few things in our world can evoke so many different emotions and thoughts as images of the Creatorís handiwork. At Nature Light Images, the hope is to capture a moment in time that evokes thought, emotion and appreciation for the world around us. In a sense to take a deep breath from our day to day madness and simply see and appreciate the beauty that is illuminated by Nature Light.
The artist has been taking photographs since the age of 10, first with a Kodak 110 instamatic camera, and then moving up to his first single lens reflex, a Nikon Nikkormat FT3 as a teenager. His primary subject has always been nature, landscape and wildlife. His growing interest in a career in the natural sciences further fueled his passion and interest for the natural world. Now having totally transitioned to digital photography, the flexibility and versatility this new medium brings, has greatly increased his creativity and vision for nature and outdoor photography.
Danís philosophy of nature photography is relatively simple. It is to capture the beauty of nature in its wild state, with this in mind he does not photograph captive wildlife, with the exception of one photograph in his collection, a close-up of a Jaguar he took over 20 years ago. This also extends to the use of the digital darkroom. For him, he believes the tools in the digital darkroom are to recreate and restore what the limitations of digital capture canít record in the moment of time that is being preserved. Above all, he endeavors to create art with images of nature that evoke emotion and thought.
One of Dan's favorite things to do is to share his knowledge of photography with others. He is available for one on one instruction or to large groups. He welcomes the opportunity to hold session for church groups, schools, and your local camera group, in areas of digital photography basics, composition, nature, wildlife and outdoor photography.
If you are interested in displaying artwork, please
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