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Even though photography is largely digital these days, I began my career as a news photographer, learning to shoot, compose in camera, and process my own film and prints. The vast majority of this work was black and white. In those days, if you wanted color, you shot Ektachrome and processed slides, from which the printers made separations.

 

While “digital smells better,” as some wags have it, there is something timeless about a black and white image. You know for yourself, two versions of the same image “feel” different, and seem to have a different emotional resonance.

 

In my early days I was greatly influenced by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, as I continue to be today. Adams said,

 

“To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.”

 


Posted by: David    Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , ,     Posted date:  November 19, 2011
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David
David Ferraro first picked up a camera in 1958 when his parents gave him a Kodak Brownie for his eighth birthday. Thus began a lifelong passion for photography and image making. He began his media career as a news photographer, and transitioned into video in the seventies. Over the last forty years, he built a career creating images and telling stories. David learned early on that a producer-director is first and foremost an interpreter, telling a story through ideas and images. That what Impact Photography, one of the premier wedding photographers in Hampton Roads, does: tells your story through carefully crafted images. Let David and Impact Photography interpret your event, create your portrait, and tell your story.