189653_1828481346313_2491023_n I don’t write paragraphs about myself in the third person and I’m certainly not famous enough to have a ghost  writer, soooooooooooo……

I’ve had an interest in photography since I was very young, stemming from looking through World War II  books and marveling at the black & white photos.  My first camera was a little 110 Kodak at age 7, and once I  discovered SLR’s in high school, I was hooked.  Through the years I’ve had the chance to travel the U.S. a bit,  and hope to someday be able to capture much more than what you see in these albums, time and budget  notwithstanding.  All images in my galleries are from 2009 to present.

I lean more toward photography using a bunch of flashes, but also love photojournalism.  Photography from a  purely technical aspect is about capturing light, but a photographer captures moments that will never happen  again.  Pretty intense stuff if you really think about it.  I have re-posted the following link with permission from  the author as a reminder at just how valuable photos of an event, a wedding, kids, pets…..whatever is  meaningful to someone…..can be:  http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/.

My style, in a studio/portrait/photojournalistic sense, is more about documenting things and events as they unfold, and manipulating light.  When people are relaxed and happy with what they are doing and who they are with, then it shows in the photographs.  As one can probably gather by my work, I love dramatic lighting, colors and tones.  I do my own thing which works for me and don’t really follow the latest fads in shooting styles.

I also love cycling, hiking and travel, although after getting hit by a car in May 2011 while riding my bike, I’ve been working to get back into shape.

For the tech geek folks (like me), I’ve shot with Nikon gear since 1993 and a complete listing of my gear is listed here: http://www.danarouleauphotography.com/home/?p=198.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me at dana@danarouleauphotography.com