I am a full time portrait and wedding photographer from Ontario Canada. My first paid job was in 1979. Since 2002 all of my work comes to me by means of my website www.robertwatcher.com.
I am known in some parts of the photographic community for pushing the limits when it comes to a grungier look that I prefer in my images. I also prefer when possible to use small, light weight cameras and lenses that many times are not designed for professional use. I do not subscribe to the need for expensive and fast professional cameras and lenses to be qualified as a professional and artistic photographer. I believe that it is the creative abilities of the photographer - not his/her gear that can set them apart and provide a unique style.
In 1986 I developed my LOVE STORY SESSION which was quite different from the traditional Engagement Pictures of the time (which I did not take). As a result of my being on several popular photography forums for several years and displaying my Love Story shoots - many photographers have tried to emulate my style, and many have taken the name 'Love Story' to describe their own engagement sessions. Of course nowadays the style of engagement session or as some call it 'eSession' - is quite different from the old days and it is much harder for me to define my style as a unique and quite different concept - as it once was.
I also am a long time PHP hand coder and web designer and Website Hosting provider - and have provided several of my valuable web scripts to photographers over the years, like my OnePageGallery, File Upload Utility, phpSimpleSite, phpCrazySite and others.
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