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A Little Background about Rod Pickett

Photography has always fasinated me.

For some reason I still don't fully understand my frugal father bought an 8mm movie camera when I was only three years old. Each 10-minute spool of film was expensive to buy and process. But before long I was able to convince my father to allow me a few seconds of camera time on occaision.

In high school, that same mysterious impetus prompted my father to buy me a used 35mm camera. It ws about as basic as you could get. The only "advanced" feature it had was a built in exposure meter. But even this required the user to take account of special situations such as back-lighting and high-key scenes.

Along with the camera, I got an enlarger and developing trays. I occaisionally developed my own black and white film, both at my makeshift home darkroom set up in in upstairs bathroom and at the better-equipped darkroom at the high school. But when I wasn't shooting for the school newspaper or yearbook, I usually shot slide film such as Kodachrome 64.

The first camera I bought for myself was a Canon AE-1. It was the first SLR to be equipped with a microprocessor. I could set the shutter speed, and it would set the aperture. The lens, of course, was manual focus.

When digital photography appeared, I was a film snob, because the quality just wasn't as good. My first digital camera was a gift from my wife, a Kodak DC200 Plus. I never considered it much more than a toy. It sported a "full" megapixel! And it used a new storage medium, compact flash cards.

I continued to play with the Kodak and shoot serious subjects with the Canon AE-1. As digital got better and better, i knew that it was just a matter of time until I would join the digital world. Color slides were costing more and taking longer to process.

I waited until the Canon 20D came out, and splurged for my first serious digital camera. That was later followed by the 7D and eventually the 5DIII. In the meantime, I've collected several thousand dollars worth of lenses.

Funny thing, no matter which camera I happened to own at the time, people would often look at one of my photos and remark, "Wow, you must have a really good camera." As we all know, the camera doesn't take photos, the photographer does.

After decades of shooting as a serious amatuer, I decided to do photography professionally in 2009. I began shooting portraits, events, and weddings. I also began working with real estate agents shooting houses for sale.

I also began to sell some of my photography as wall art. And the response has been very positive. I stil get some of, "What kind of camera do you have?" But mostly I hear, "How did you do that?" and "I love your work."

I love my work, too. But when I say it, I mean, "I love my job."

When I'm shooting people (with a camera), it's all about connecting. In order to get good portraits, people have to trust me, and be vulnerable. That's when the connection happens.

When it comes to selling fine art prints, it's also about connecting. My desire is that my work brings you joy, peace and motivation. I hope you find something here that speaks to you and enhances your life at home or at work.


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