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Meet My Friend Mark Handy : Generous Spirit and Photography Master
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:16
Antelope Canyon, Arizona by Mark Handy
Breathtakingly beautiful image, isn't it?? It was made by an extremely kind and generous, not to mention incredibly talented, photographer I met over on Instagram - his name - Mark Handy. Find him here!
I sent Mark a message requesting a couple of my favorite images from his files to share with my followers here on Gingerbreadsnowflakes, and he sent me four! Two more he remembered I especially enjoyed!! You are in for a visual treat, my friends.
Taken in the Palouse region of Eastern Washington State by Mark Handy
Mark has not only become an Instagram friend, but through him I have met a group of photographers that share his genuine spirit and share the world through unique visions.
I accidentally stumbled upon his work while searching Instagram for knitters! I didn't know how to narrow the search at that time so I simply waded through whatever Instagram chose to put before my eyes. And I waded passively through many "been there, done that, not remarkable images. And then one day WHAM! There was one of Mark's images - so dramatic and beautiful I could not help but click on it and then move on to the gallery. All I could think of is "Kirby would have loved this gallery".
False Kiva, Canyonlands NP, Utah by Mark Handy
Mark had only been on Instagram a few weeks at that time but since that time - something like 18 weeks - he has acquired more than 15K followers! AND, he is 100% behind the 'social' in "social media" responding to every comment left on his images! Even those from this knitter/crafty girl!!!
Visit his gallery on Instagram here!!! I promise your eyes and heart will thank you!
No doubt, you will notice three things right away! 1. Mark has a remarkable eye for composition: 2. His images are incredibly sharp - he uses a Phase One Camera system which allows him to make 40x60 images with no loss of detail (more here) : 3. Mark's images sparkle! He is a master at both in camera and post (editing) technique.
And he is all about sharing what he has learned, offering technique tips with some of his images and answering any question asked.
Mossbrae Falls, Northern California by Mark Handy
"Meeting" Mark, was the most fortuitous "stumble upon" ever!
You see, I adapted to wedding photography using a digital camera quite easily because it actually supported my more candid approach. But I have had great difficulty seeing digital as a serious tool for landscape photography, and once I lost my field partner and muse, I really felt my days in photography had ended.
Thanks to Mark, Wolfypics (here), Now2Eternity (here), and several others you will meet over the next year, I am slowly being pulled back toward photography as a means for expressing my creative nature. And I hope one day to share that journey.
Thank you Mark, for bringing me back to what was once a very big piece of who I am!