Hello and welcome to my site. I'm glad you're here.
When the essential lingers to make itself beautiful -- that encapsulates my approach when taking a photograph. I take my time, observe and then I take what I hope to be a beautiful shot.
I have found that taking my time and really studying everything around affords the opportunity for magic to unfold.
My Gear -- Age 10 to Present
I began taking photographs when my mom and dad presented me with a Kodak 1110 camera. From that moment, I loved capturing a bit of light. My initial subjects were friends, pets and an outing to the zoo.
I had that camera for a very long time until I was given a Kodak Disc camera somewhere around age 16. I ended up using that camera as cab fare when going to a job interview and it was several years later that my grandmother gave me a Pentax Espio as I headed to England to live.
It was right around 2000 when I purchased my first digital camera -- a Konica KD-200Z. You can see some of the photos I took with this camera under the My time in England gallery.
As the years passed, I upgraded gradually from an Olympus point and shoot, to the Olympus DSLR to my current system which is the Olympus OM-D series.
Post Processing Techniques
I use Adobe Lightroom to organize my photos and to also begin the developing process. I use the VSCO film 6 presets along with various Pretty Presets. Once in Photoshop, I utilize Pretty Actions along with Digital Heavens Glamour soft and NIK plugins.
If my photographs inspire you, I would love the opportunity to work with you. Hire me for your next project! You can send an email to photos (@) bennysplace (dot) com and I will be sure to get back to you.