Photographer Greg Straub
Q: Based on your photography it would appear you have done some traveling from the Smokey Mountains to the Grand Canyon. What inspired you to submit ‘Sunset 6’ into this contest?
I have visited over 30 National Parks, monuments and historical site and have seen allot of sunsets but there is nothing like seeing a sunset from above the clouds.
Q: You have a great collection of photographs when and how where you introduced to photography?
I started taking pictures when I was eight years old with a Kodak Brownie 27 with black and white film. Shortly after I set up a darkroom my parents laundry room. I have been shooting ever since. Now that we have entered the digital age I have expanded into video.
Q: What was your first camera?
My first camera was a Kodak Brownie #27 with a built in flash. I thought it was the best.
Q: What is your preferred medium? ( Film Or Digital ) and why?
I shot film for many years. When quality and price of the digital format reached near film I switched. Film is where my roots are and I enjoyed the darkroom work, but the digital format opens up a wider variety of possibilities. It is also much more economical after you have the equipment.
Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?
My favorite subjects are waterfalls, sunsets and old barns. Each one is different and has their own story. Besides that I think they’re cool. Nature photography is also right up there at the top.
Q: What is the most memorable shoot you have gone on and why?
I would have to say the hike to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Not only was the hike challenging but the subjects were endless. I could have stayed allot longer than the few days I was there.
Q: Is there something you are working on at the moment? What is it?
Professionally I am working on building my client base. Personal I do not have any projects at this time. However I am trying Yosemite.
Q: Where do you plan to go from here?
Moving forward I will keep learn and experimenting. There is so much out there I can never be bored.