About

Alex Anderson on top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park
On top of Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park

I am an enthusiast photographer and writer from South Carolina. I love traveling and being outdoors, and my photography is a reflection of these passions. My primary interest is landscape photography, particularly of America’s national parks, but I also enjoy travel and wildlife photography.

I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. My first camera was a Vivitar 110 point and shoot given to me by my mother, which I primarily use to photography things I found interesting in the backyard and around the neighborhood. My first “serious” camera was a Pentax K1000 SLR that I got for a photography class in high school. I used the K1000 for more than 10 years before buying my first DSLR — a Nikon D70s — in 2005 in Yokohama, Japan.

Since then, I have continued to use Nikon cameras, moving from the D70s to a D300, D600 and D850. I still use and love the D850, but these days I do the majority of my landscape photography with a Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format camera and a selection of prime lenses.

In 2019, I also stepped back into the world of film and started shooting black-and-white and color landscapes with a large-format 4×5 view camera. I find the process and challenge of photography with this camera to be very enjoyable and rewarding, and the resulting images have a unique, beautiful look. I have also started developing black-and-white film again for the first time since the photography class I took in high school.

I started this blog as a way to share photographs and the stories behind them. I also may share some travel experiences, occasionally post thoughts on the photographic gear I use, and write about anything else I think is interesting.

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