In the Studio with Rich Cavnar
This Saturday we introduce you to Bellingham-based photographer, Rich Cavnar!
What was your first introduction to photography?
I have had a few point and shoot cameras over the years but never really got into Photography. In 2015 my wife and I were talking about retirement coming up soonish and she suggested I get a better camera and take pictures as a retirement hobby. I took a couple of classes with Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula MT and just became obsessed with taking photos. One of the classes had some long exposure and night time lessons that had a little camera movement included and I fell in love with that style of Photography.
What is the most challenging part of your process?
For me the most challenging part of this is to pair the camera movement with the subject, some things look better (to me) with a horizontal or vertical move. Some look better with a rotation or circular move.
With your work, what is it that you hope to achieve?
I am not sure if I am really trying to achieve anything, it is an art form that really speaks to me emotionally and mentally. I like to share my results and see what people think.
What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer for you?
The people I meet, some do not “get” it at all, some love it. It makes most of them at least think outside the box for a moment.
What tools or programs do you use for post-processing?
I use Adobe Lightroom to adjust colors and saturation, cropping and cataloging.
11″ x 17″
11″ x 17″