Fredrich P. Maney
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- Freelance Photography
"photography by fred". Sounds rather pretentious, doesn't it? Oh well. It fits, so I'm going to use it anyway.
I have been interested in photography since being a member of the "Final Frontier Society" (Astronomy Club) in High School, where our Instructor, Jeff Adkins, would take us out for "Star Parties" and we would spend all night looking at the stars and taking pictures of what we saw. Everything from Moon shots using pinhole cameras we made in class to color shots of various nebulae.
I was most taken with the Black & White work we did (particularly the 4'x4' blow up of the moon we made by piecing all the camera shots from the whole class together. There is just something very poignant and surreal about large Black & White work.
Anyway, I don't still have any of the stuff I did back then (I seem to lose all the stuff I should keep and can never get rid of the junk I should get rid of, oh well), but it has always stayed in the back of my mind. A couple of years ago I decided that I needed to do something about it and went out and purchased my own Pentax K-1000.
Since then I have been just knocking about shooting things that seemed interesting to me. More likely than not the shots have left me frustrated because they didn't turn out the way I saw them in my head when I took the picture. Taking some classes seemed like a good place to start.
I'm putting up the pictures that have turned out decent (even if it isn't what I wanted when I took the shot) on these pages. Some will be from class, but most will be from me just kicking around on my own experimenting with the things I've been learning about in class or in books.
I've tried (and will continue to try) to keep these pages organized in something resembling a logical fashion. So, if you are interested in checking my work out, just use the navigation frame to the left. If you find anything interesting enough to want to copy or use, you should check out my legal notices page.
If you want to try out the modeling side of the lens, or have a comment or suggestion, you can contact me at: email@example.com