Troy Johnstone

Troy Johnstone

For years I enjoyed the smell of fresh film and the satisfying click of the shutter with my 1981 Pentax ME-F. In 2004 I made the switch to digital and fancy cameras with things like auto-focus. While I can't smell the film, I still get the click plus the freedom of digital. From the outset, I have been focused on capturing the beauty of nature, be it a macro shot of some well designed insect, flower or pattern, to sweeping landscapes. Storms continue to draw me outside when more reasonable people head for shelter. The raw power in nature is a challenge to capture (and sometimes dangerous), but it has great rewards. A peaceful, quite scene from nature quiets me, and that is what I seek to capture. I have done some experimentation with High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. I love how I can capture the full range of an image without compromise. I can finally get that dramatic sky with the subtle details of light and dark clouds, along with the rich tones and colours of the landscape. Without HDR, the details of either the sky or landscape would likely be lost. I love experiencing nature and I want my images to reflect the beauty I see out there. I mostly do photography for my own pleasure, but I also think that photography is almost pointless if you don't share it with others. For me, photography is usually about getting out in nature, looking for a different perspective, enjoying the beauty of God's creation, and then sharing my discoveries with others.