Limited time only: Access pro member benefits for less than $5/month. Access Classes, Stats, Priority Directory listing and more!Upgrade now
Jeff Preletz

Jeff Preletz



Thank all of you for your generous support. It is truly appreciated. And I learn so much by studying your photos as well. What a gratifying experience! I received my first camera about 35 years ago as a birthday present from my musician parents. I don't remember the brand, but it was an all manual 35mm SLR with a little needle in the viewer which worked inaccurately as a light meter. I carried a pad and pencil around to document each frame: ISO setting, f-stop, shutter speed and environmental conditions. The learning curve was expensive and slow. I was an early adopter of DSLRs, even though the first models had frustrating limitations relative to their film counterparts. But the EXIF info documented each frame and it was cheap to process images. Being a technical kind of guy, post processing digitally quickly became the 2nd half of my photography, whereas I never invested in a dark room with my film cameras. I enjoy a broad range of art, which I think is reflected in my photography. Sometimes, I'll go out on a 'shoot' and just capture landscapes, or wildlife, or monuments. But mostly, I capture what appeals to me at the time. Some days I 'see' the frame in my mind. Other days I'm completely surprised by the result. Photography has become perhaps the most enduring, enjoyable pursuit in which I indulge - all thanks to a gift 35 years ago that keeps giving to this day.
Mariluz Laforet
Photos 93
Likes 96902
Comments 16637
Paul Keates
Photos 1037
Likes 186226
Comments 8100
Stephanie Haggart
Photos 0
Likes 0
Comments 0
Nick Kalathas - Nature's Moments
Photos 95
Likes 24093
Comments 2025
Delphine. D
Photos 29
Likes 10451
Comments 2273
Crystal Stephens
Photos 108
Likes 26972
Comments 1857
Richard Kam
Photos 449
Likes 221724
Comments 28621
Joe Randall
Photos 1036
Likes 49899
Comments 3034
Ed Erglis
Photos 108
Likes 33858
Comments 1611
Thomas Conrad
Photos 366
Likes 163922
Comments 28151