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Photo of the week January 26, 2012

by Mark Benjamin on 01/26/12

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When I'm out on the road looking and waiting for something to catch my eye I try to develop a theme, a kind of a story, so I'm not just running around blindly looking for images to capture.  What I like to do is capture a series of photographs that connect with each other in a way that would stimulate the viewer's imagination.  Someone a lot wiser than me once said there are two people in every photograph the photographer and the viewer.


One of those road trips I had gathered several sets of GPS coordinates on waterfalls in northern Alabama.  After two days, for various reasons I was not able to locate a single one.  At times the roads were washed out, or for some reason the waterfall just were not there.  I was becoming very discouraged.  I was I was ready to call this road trip quits and return home.  I turned on the radio to listen to some music, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing!  It was an old song by TLC called: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls.  For some reason, after I finished laughing, my mood lifted and I decided to stay out on the road for one more day.


As I said before I was in northern Alabama so I found a hotel room in this small town north of Montgomery call with Wetumpka.  It was dark when I arrived so I really couldn't get a good look at the place.  I tried to edit some of the photographs I taken earlier that day, but quickly grew disgusted and went to bed hoping for better luck the next day.


I got up early the next morning packed my gear and decided to take a little look around Wetumpka.  It was a beautiful little town nestled on the banks of the Wetumpka River.  I found a parking space in an area right at the foot of the bridge that crossed the river, found a bench and sat down to collect my thoughts.  It was early Sunday morning and everything was quiet except for the faint sound of a church choir drifting across the river.  So I got up from the bench and started to look around for the source of this music.  I saw that it was coming from a beautiful little church on the other side of the bridge.  So I grabbed my camera and went to work.


It never ceases to amaze me, when I'm ready to give up on something, but I decide to take one more shot at it it's usually some small little thing like the faint sound of a church choir in the distance that turns everything around.  I had been chasing waterfalls for two days, growing more and more frustrated every minute, but I got a say it was worth it.


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Thank you very much for allowing me to share with you my passion for photography. With every photograph I take I try to test the limits of my own imagination. Regardless of whether it is wedding, or nature photography. Or me just gettin busy with a macro lens in a garden.

Fine art photography, takes a tremendous amount of patients and imagination. From wedding photojournalism, to your basic stock photo image. Every fine art photograph in my gallery should tell a story.

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 Our digital stock photography portfolio will be unique with every stock photograph a special project, requiring a personnel touch in order to make it pop 

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I am also a wedding, and event photographer. I feel that in order to refer to myself as such, I have to wear many hats.  A photographer should maintain a unique perspective in order to create a theme Professional digital wedding photography is not just someone with a camera taking pictures. It is someone with a desire and passion for fine art photography.

I also specialize in black and white stock photos, corporate event, graduations, Beach Portraits,and weddings.

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My name is Mark Benjamin and I am a photographer. I started this website to use as a place to showcase my photographic portfolio for professional publication so I have included a wide variety of the various kinds of photographs I take please feel free to look around!

I like to apply a photo-journalistic approach to all my photography. So that each image is unique and tells its own story.

The two photographic disciplines that I enjoy the most are landscapes and portraiture.

In my landscape photography I like to capture in my images the timeless and solitary nature of things that stand alone all by themselves against the will notice that in my landscape portfolio some of my images you will find to be very aesthetically pleasing. Then again you will find some of my images to be I guess you can call it aesthetically not so pleasing. That is because in life not everything is beautiful, or shiny, or colorful.

Portrait photography at times depending on the event can be a very fluid experience. No two events are the same, therefore you have to keep yourself aware of all of the circumstances and drama surrounding the event itself. Posed portraits do have an important place in photography. However I also like to go after the more candid images. I like to capture those spontaneous moments in time that cannot be replicated.

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