1) Who am I?

My name is Karl

2) Where am I from?

Grew up in Montana. Live near San Francisco, CA

3) What do I do for a living?

Technical Trainer for a large biotechnology company.

4) How long have I been photographing?

Since I was 10 (1979). I started developing and making prints in college, but did not do much darkroom work for the next 10 years. In 2002, I built a darkroom and have used it ever since.

5) How often I usually use artificial light when photographing?

I did a little studio work in college, but now use natural light. Since I started shooting black and white and photographing artistic nudes, I have experimented with lighting. I still need to learn a lot about it and appreciate all the help I can get!

I have a Nikon 35mm with a variety of lenses, a Hasselblad with 80mm and 250mm lenses, and a Nikon Coolpix 5700. I use all three a lot. They each have great characteristics that make them uniquely perfect for a shoot.

During the 1990's, I mainly photographed airplanes. Here is a link to a site I built for practice for a dreamweaver class. It is my aviation stuff.

I am exploring with studio photography of people (portrait and artistic nudes), and still life. I want to learn about dynamic lighting, exposure control, and other techniques. One thing I am also excited about is the technique "Painting with Light."