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I am one of those oddball photographers who actually uses natural light for nearly all of my photography. I am also in a small minority for the fact that I don’t go hiking without my large format camera; it’s one of those old time box cameras like you’ve seen in pre-World War II films. Sure, I bring my digital camera on my outings as well, but I’ve found that nothing can match the image quality of the big film camera.

Most lightweight backpackers bring shelter, something to sleep in and a tiny point-and-click camera. I add to that, a large metal box with bellows (pleated leather like on an accordion), several lenses, film the size of a postcard, and a sturdy tri-pod. It’s not uncommon for me to lug 60 lbs of gear for 30 miles up the side of a mountain. It’s worth it. For someone else, it might seem like a constraint, but I find that it allows me to be more creative and get far better photos.

My clients appreciate my photographs for their vibrant color; range of tones; and exquisite detail. I often hear that my images are like windows that inspire the viewer to get outside. There are many photographers who do much of the image making after the photo is taken. That’s one approach, but I don’t rely on Photoshop or other software to create the gem, I use Photoshop only to polish it.

I’ve hiked the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Shenendoah National Park, The Grand Canyon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. My images reflect both the majesty and the intricacy that I love about the natural world. I am part of the National Forest Committee, working to protect the ancient forests that give the Evergreen State its name. I donate a portion of the proceeds from each photography project to the Sierra Club.

Profile Summary:
Photography Seattle, WA
Portrait Seattle, WA
More About Me
photography, martial arts, computer animation, backpacking, hiking, camping, rock climbing
Work Experience:
I have worked in IT as a software developer for over 17 years, working hard to develop my photography skills for the past 10.
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University
Organizations / Affilations:
Sierra Club
Rakesh Malik is located in Seattle, WA and has the following skills: Photography, Portrait
Art / Creative
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Photography

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I use a large format film camera to portray the majesty of the natural world. I travel far and wide to find vistas to share. I also capture the small and often overlooked parts of the landscape, such as the insects that live on the flowers.

www.WhiteCranePhotography.com
Relevant Education / Credentials
Member American Society of Media Photographers Member Photographic Artists of America Member Professional Photographers of America
Years Experience: 9

Portrait

Category: Art / Creative
Description
By using my sense of humor to put my subjects at ease, I am able to allow them to reveal who they really are in my photographs. Using minimalistic lighting allows me to be mobile, and provides a more relaxing environment than a light-filled studio.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Member American Society of Media Photographers Member Photographic Artists of America Member Professional Photographers of America
Years Experience: 3