Meet the Photographers - Edition One

March 23, 2016  •  1 Comment

Ed Whitt with his life-long assistant, Debbie

Ed Whitt

Owner-Operator, Texas Legacy Photography, Bryan, Texas

I've been taking pictures for many years and have always enjoyed it.  I entered my first photo contest in 1984 and netted several awards. The was in Alaska, where photography in all its forms is taken very seriously. People come from all over the world to photograph the natural wonders and unique people of the state. 

In recent years, I've made the paradigm shift from film photography to digital, and jumped from the darkroom to Lightroom, Photoshop, Aurora, Photomatrix, and other digital darkroom replacements. Just as well. My night vision isn't what it used to be and I don't miss the smell of silver nitrate and the stop bath emulsions. I am amazed at what digital photography allows a photographer to do. There are many post-production techniques available today for the digital photographer that were used only by the most sophisticated film photographers of the last century. One thing all this computerized enhancement can't do, however, is make a poor photo great. That is all up to the photographer. You have to get it right in the camera. From that point, though, you can do all sorts of spiffy things with the photograph to emphasize what it is about the picture that caused you to take it.  That's what makes photography more art than science. We use the science of photography as a tool to portray the art that makes up its foundation.

Just as in my previous occupations, I am continually learning and trying to improve what I do in a constant pursuit of excellence. With that in mind, I am always open to constructive criticism. I hope you can take the time to look over the samples of my work on our website and that you will enjoy what you see.


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I just wanted to add that the photo accompanying this post was posed, taken, and processed by our ace photographer, Maggie Colvin. She does great work and is an excellent addition to the Texas Legacy team. Her "Meet the Photographers" post is coming soon.
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