About The Photographer
John Tarr, The Visual Adventurer
Even before I learned to use a camera, I loved admiring great images. It did not matter if they were photographs, or other types of artwork.
To me, it captured a sliver of time to be enjoyed over and over again by one and all.
I was never much good with hand-eye coordination when it came to using art tools such as a brush, charcoal or working with clay, but I did instinctively understand concepts of art: such as the rule of thirds, and negative edge.
I was a natural when I first picked up a camera as a kid, with my first Kodak Brownie camera.
Math was not exactly my forte; but shutter speed, F stops and depth of field came like breathing.
Photojournalism at weddings was a real love of mine — but capturing images of wildlife and landscapes was my main passion.
I have had a well-rounded education. Much of it was self-taught; but, I still sat under the masters until I found my own photographic footing.
People fascinate me as much as wildlife does. I enjoy studying a subject completely by moving all around it for the best lighting and placement, to tell a story.
Light is KING.
It is what a photographer paints with.
Just like a writer paints with words, a great photographer paints with light. F stops, shutter speed and depth of field are his brushes, (along with tools like Photoshop).