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Master Photographer

My father gave me an Argus A3 35mm camera when I was ten years old;  and so, the journey began.

At twelve, I built my first wet darkroom and began teaching myself the rudiments of black & white photography;  technique and craft explored.

At about the same time, I was introduced to the writings and photographs of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, as well as Minor White; they changed everything.

There were High School photographic classes, followed by college with a major in commercial photography, as well as a "pilgrimage" to Ansel Adam's workshop in Yosemite National Park;  technique, craft and vision refined.

Throughout this journey, there were photographic studios, stock agencies, books, magazines, exhibitions and many hours of darkroom work — thousands of negatives and transparencies -- constantly “honing” my “inner eye”.

There was an ever changing array of equipment and techniques as well:  Linhofs, Bronicas, Hasselblads, Mamiya TLRs, and of course, Nikon SLRs;  there was sheet film, roll film, bulk film rollers, Polaroid, wet rooms, dry rooms and chemicals.

Today, its digital cameras, high end computers, Adobe PhotoShop, Affinity Photo, Adobe Lightroom, high-end digital printers, archival pigmented inks, and HDR.

For over 50 years, an ever changing landscape of equipment, processes, techniques and business models;  however, in the end, it all boils down to this:  light, shadow, form and vision.

Personally, I have gone full circle in my 50 year journey, and have returned to the western landscape, as well as the luminous, black & white photographic print.

The simple beauty of water reeds floatling in a lake;  Taoist
Stephen Jay Lunsford, Master Photographer, Images of Wyoming & Western Light Photography


Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White


Paul Strand, Stephen Johnson, John Paul Caponigro, Alfred Stieglitz, Henry William Jackson, Michael Kenna, David Hockney, Aaron Siskind


Olympus Mirrorless/DSLRs, Zuiko Micro/Four Thirds Digital Lenses, Epson Printers & Scanners, Apple Computers, PhotoShop CS6, Lightroom 6, Affinity Photo, Affinity Design, PhotoMatix HDR, Tonality for B&W, Digital Zone System, 50 years of experience


Images of Wyoming:   www.imagesofwyoming.com

Western Light Photography:   www.westernlightphoto.com


Stephen Jay Lunsford

Images of Wyoming

P.O. Box 1836

Dubois, Wyoming   82513


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