I was born in Philadelphia PA, and lived there for the first 32 years of my life. As long as I can remember, I have had an interest in photography. My earliest memories take me back to my childhood, and time spent with my grandfather - a brilliant man with a passion for photography - who allowed me to come into his darkroom and watch him create photographs from strips of undeveloped film.
On my 18th birthday, I was gifted with my first 35mm camera and the passion took hold. I experimented and began thinking creatively about the results I could get with this amazing tool. Eventually I set up my own darkroom, and began developing and printing black and white photos. I moved into the digital age in 2001. Having the ability to see results instantly provided me with even more freedom of expression.
Since moving to Alaska in 2003, my camera has rarely left my side. I travel throughout the state each summer, and try to go "outside" at least once a year. I have visited all 50 of our United States, and look forward to starting all over again. Roadtripping is one of my favorite activities, and I enjoy exploring the wide open spaces of the Last Frontier.
IN MY BAG:
Canon 7D (Backup/2nd camera)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4 - 5.6 L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 wide angle
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
© Susan L Stevenson Photography