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You’ve been reading their articles for months or years. Have you ever wondered: “Who are the photographers who write for dPS”? Today meet New York State photographer Rick Berk.
I’ve been shooting since 1992, so about 21 years now.
I have a full time job within the photo industry, but my full time job is not that of a photographer, if that makes any sense. I photograph for my own creative outlet, and as a part time job on the side. Part time, I photograph weddings and portraits, and I shoot landscapes as a creative outlet. I have a website set up to sell my fine art work as well.
Probably landscape photography. I love nature and the outdoors and love capturing nature’s beauty. And mountains never complain that you made them look fat!
I started writing for dPS in September, 2012. A friend saw that they were looking for writers and suggested I apply. I had taught photo seminars as part of my previous job and thought this would be a great way to continue to share my love for photography.
I shoot Canon gear. Right now my cameras of choice are the EOS-1D X and the EOS 5D Mark III. I’m not sure I can choose just one lens as my favorite. My favorite landscape lens is the EF 24mm f/1.4L II, but I also love the EF 14mm f/2.8L II. For portraits, I always go to the EF 85mm f/1.2L II.
Learn to do as much in camera as possible. I’m all for using Photoshop to complete the thought but there is a difference between “fixing” in Photoshop and enhancing in Photoshop. I would rather spend more time shooting and less time editing.
I haven’t planned anything yet for 2013, but I will have at least one or two trips dedicated to photography. Right now I’m eyeing the Oregon coast, and possibly the Outer Banks of North Carolina.