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Nancy Garay

Nancy Garay



I began photography with a Kodak 110 camera at the age of 9; my family didn't have much money so I never got a proper camera until I went to college to study photography and bought myself a used-but-beautiful Canon A-1 (which I still own and love to this day). I found the transition to digital difficult. My core film work had been black & white and focused on alternative processes, like solarization, infrared shooting, negative prints, toning and working with brushed emulsions. In the days of early digital, none of the gear or tools could reproduce these well, so I lost interest in photography. As the tools got better, I saw that I could get back to doing what I loved. Today, much of my shooting is done when my husband & I travel (but our large and varied garden gives me great macro opportunities at home). Though I am a dedicated Canon fan, my little Olympus E-P2 (mirrorless) allows me to capture images that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t dare) with my D-SLR. It truly has re-invigorated my photographic life. When I look at the world, I often see unobvious details that many people ignore—I am attracted primarily to simplicity or elegance of form and look for strong shapes, juxtapositions or unexpected elements. I have no interest in achieving “technical perfection”…I try to capture the feeling that a scene gives me or conveying the atmosphere rather than obsessing about rendering a razor-sharp (but often soul-less!) image. The only rules I follow are my own. Photography is my way of reminding myself (and hopefully others) just how profoundly amazing this planet is.
  • Canon 7D
  • Olympus E-P2
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Canon 50D
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS
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