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Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. In fact, photojournalism was actually my minor in college, but after graduation, I entered the workforce, got married, started a family, and my camera unexpectedly found a special place on the top shelf in my closet. Still, whether on vacation, shooting my kids at soccer and baseball games, parties, family gatherings, or special events; my heart skipped a beat whenever I captured a special moment. I was not only having fun, but I realized that without my camera - that moment would have been lost forever. I have always been intrigued with the magic of taking pictures and eventually learned that you do not really take pictures - you make them.
It wasn't until years later as I moved towards retirement that my late brother-in-law, Dr. Peter Benson, would say, "Your SPARK was rekindled". Well Bens, you were right and the embers are burning brightly.
Given the onset of DSLR's, auto focus lens, laptop computers, Photoshop, and Lightroom, more people are gravitating towards photography. As for me, I definitely have more time on my hands so it's only natural that I'd want to do something that brings me joy. That being said, I'm having fun! I'm trying to turn my hobby into a business. I'm accepting special assignments for national publications, I'm a credentialed photographer for the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours, I shoot for a number of online media outlets and I especially enjoy capturing those magic moments of being a grandpa. I love it when people say, "What a beautiful picture! You must have a really nice camera!" I simply smile and think to myself ... No ... a camera is merely the box that captures the photographer's eye and it just happens that we all have a different vision of the same subject matter.
Everyone sees things differently. Put 100 photographers in a room and you’ll get 100 different photos. The way you see the world is unique, and photography lets you share that perspective with others.
Notwithstanding, photography is a fantastic story-telling medium. Whether you’re telling a story with one image, a sequence, a series, or an entire portfolio, the possibilities are endless. Just ask yourself what story you want to tell, and your photos can get you there.
Ken Munson provides unique photography services within the Greater Cincinnati area, but also travels around the country on special assignments. I focus on professional, collegiate, and youth action sports, special events & parties, senior pictures, rock bands/concerts, outdoor family portraits, children at play and pet portfolios. Visit my portfolios for examples of my work or contact me to discuss your requirements.
Everyone Should Take Pictures ....
I wish more people would get involved with a camera. Photography is like music. There are no language barriers or culture barriers. You can communicate with people around the world with an image. I believe that photographs sustain life and life sustains your photos.
Furthermore, I believe a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.
One of my favorite photographer's was Ansel Adams. He said ...
“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
With all the love, joy, beauty, laughter, variety, history, adventure, movement, emotion, and awesomeness that makes up life, how could anyone not be inspired to get out there and experience it? With camera in hand, of course.
Ken strives to provide unique photography services in the Cincinnati area, but offers his services around the country.
Established in 2013, Ken Munson Photography specializes in producing high-quality images and will ensure that your special occasion is relaxed, professional and trouble-free. I provide a secure and easy-to-use online store for purchasing professional print and digital products that you will treasure forever.
Visit my portfolios for examples of my work or contact me to discuss your requirements and let me show you how I can make your event extra special. I hope you enjoy the site and I'll try to add something new and fresh to my blog each week. Stay tuned!