Lori & Bob Schneider

 


Lori Schneider

On my birthday in 1985 I received my first SLR 35mm camera, and holding it in my hands created an exciting energy. After shooting my first few rolls of film and then going through those prints I realized that I loved the art of photography... Thus started my dream of becoming a photographer!

At that time I was busy raising a family but I was still able to get out with my camera, capturing nature’s images on camping trips and cross-country vacations. In the later part of 1988 I decided that photographing images just was not enough...I wanted to also create the finished products so I embarked on a career in the photo-finishing industry, working in custom color labs. During this time I learned and enjoyed the pleasure of creating an image. Not only the taking of that image, but also developing the film, and the process of fine tuning the final print in the darkroom....I learned to create magic! The magic of creating an image, which along with the traditional darkroom techniques, now includes today's digital technologies.This new technology requires a knowledge of computers, scanners and printers. This technology opens up new adventures and challenges.

In 1997 Bob walked in the front door of the lab I was working at and we became partners in photographic adventures, and soon after that partners in life. We started on the road to fulfilling our mutual dreams of photographing nature’s beauty.   

Although I love to photograph every aspect of the natural world around us, I have an intense joy for portraying the fleeting beauty of flowers; my speciality being macro floral imagery. Getting up close and personal with only a portion of a flower gives me some very unique perspectives...I can achieve a playful image, a sensual image or an image of another dimension! Photography for me is a way to capture the beauty of the natural wonders this earth has to offer. Whether it’s a sweeping vista of a field of wildflowers, or the delicacy of a single flower petal. Our many adventures have given me a vast palette of colors, shapes, textures and beauty to photograph. 

It is my sincere desire to provide you, my customer with fine art photography that you will enjoy for many years to come. Thank you for taking the time to view my work…
       
 ~Lori

 

                                     Bob Schneider

Originally from New York…I came to the Bay Area in Northern California to further my education at the University of California, in Berkeley. For many years I worked in the Aerospace and Electronics Industry as an Electro- Mechanical Designer. I became interested in photography, as it played a large role in my profession as a Designer. I found that my interests and desires in photography as an art form were growing stronger. This exciting field offered a challenge to the artist within and I made the decision to leave the design field. I enrolled as a full time student at, "The Glenn Fishback – School of Photography" in Sacramento, California. After a year of studies in Freelance Photography, I ventured out into the field. My interests were many, everything ranging from ballet to sports, portraiture, photo illustration, weddings, products, and scenic images..

I worked as a freelance photographer for several years before family reasons forced me to return to the stability and security of the electronics industry as a designer and to raise a family of 4 she's and 1 he. Photography was now limited, a blessing that allowed me time to evaluate my work. I selectively focused in on the more important areas that I enjoyed in my photography…Scenic and Nature Images.   In 1997 I met Lori, we mutually agreed to go on a photographic adventure to the California coast, and since then have become partners in photography, and life!  We live in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Mountains in Colfax, California (north of Sacramento, and south of Lake Tahoe.) Our efforts now are devoted to taking Photographic Adventures to selected locations on the West Coast, Pacific Northwest, and Canada. We do our photographing by Land, Sea, and Air. Our camera formats were 135mm and 120mm, and 4x5 on occasion. Our medias were negative and transparency film. Over the years we moved into Digital Imaging Technology which has opened up new and exciting experiences, while also presenting new challenges. Our photographic journey into digital imaging has given us more flexibility and stability in our Workflow, allowing us more time to do what we enjoy doing the most...capturing images as Adventurous Photographers.

"Images seen with our eyes, are recorded in our minds, then captured for all time…by the Art of Photography"
                                                                                                                        ~Bob

Our specialities are in Macro and Panoramic Photography. We offer Pamoramic Workshops during the year at our Home/Studio/Workshop.
We exhibit our work at selected galleries on the West Coast and on our web-site.

Over the last several years we added yet another facet to our work in the ever changing world of photography. Digital Audio Visual
Multimedia Productions.
We produce all phases of our Multimedia Productions on CD/DVDs, for Computer, or TV. Our Presentations include Slideshows, Photo Essays, Documentaries, Portfolios, and Screensavers. With the new age of digital technology we are now are able to explore Storytelling through Digital Audio Visual Multimedia Productions in the Fine Arts.

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