What about Bob?
When asked, Bob will describe himself as “one part recovering high tech executive and one part starving artist”. The result is a talented digital artist who knows his way around a camera and has command of the most popular image processing tools.
Bob became interested in photography when he went to work for Eastman Kodak right out of college. He took all the classes that Kodak offered on capturing, processing and printing images. His photography interest lay dormant as Bob pursued his career in high technology until he took a European work assignment for Hewlett Packard in the mid-1980’s. While living there, photography became a serious hobby as Bob documented family travel and their cultural experiences. Extended family and friends with whom Bob shared his work were delighted and encouraged him to do more. The digital photography revolution played well into Bob’s high tech background which further inspired him to advance his photographic and post-processing skills. Bob initially focused his photography on landscapes and wildlife due to his love for our national and state parks and the challenge to capture images that others can enjoy. Over time his subject matter broadened to include, what he loosely calls, “people, places and things” which can encompass city-scapes, building details, old cars, athletes in action, interesting people and more. Bob produces digital artwork in many forms, but all originate from photographic images.
Nikon is Bob’s photographic platform of choice. He has used a line of Nikon SLRs and DSLR cameras including the N70, D70, D200 and D700. His camera bag includes 12-24mm, 28-70mm and 70-200mm zoom lenses and a fixed 105mm macro lens. Bob’s post-processing tools include Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, the onOne suite and HDRSoft’s Photomatrix Pro.
Bob and his wife (a Bob Hills Photographics evangelist) recently moved from the mountains of Colorado to the desert just north of Tucson, Arizona. This change of scenery will drive many more years of Bob Hills Photographics imagery.