I first became interested in photography in high school, and that interest has grown and developed in the years since. I spent nine years in the United States Air Force, two years in the Air National Guard, and nearly 30 years with the San Bernardino County Fire Department in California, retiring as a captain in 2012. After my retirement, I moved to Sedona, Arizona.
High school photo classes got me started. I’ve taken numerous photography classes over the years, and at one time was mentored by an individual who had studied under Ansel Adams. I hold a certificate in photography from a junior college.
I shoot with Canon 5D and 7D cameras, and use Pentax Prime, Canon telephoto and Tokina wide-angle lenses. My photographic experience is varied. I have done wedding and sports photography, landscape and nature photography, and at one time worked for a newspaper and had photo assignments. While stationed in Europe during my stint in the Air Force, I regularly had photos published in the monthly morale and welfare magazine.
Some of my latest accomplishments:
- Featured in the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center’s “Nature Nurtures Us” exhibit
- Supplied photos for the Humane Society of Sedona’s Pet Lovers Gala
- Received Best in Show in the Water Resources Research Center photo contest
- Awarded Best in Show two years running at the Sedona PhotoFest
- Displayed in Old Town Scottsdale during the World Tour Exhibit
- Published in “Birds & Blooms” magazine
- Chosen for the “FaceOff” exhibit at the Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery in Phoenix
I currently show my photography in the Village Gallery, located in the Village of Oak Creek (Sedona).
See more of my work online at www.facebook.com/photographybygreggriffin.
“Photography is the art of recognizing the composition of the universe and capturing the dance of life and light, shadow, color, texture, and movement. A photograph gives us new eyes and reveals the hidden essence contained in a particular moment of time.”