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Well-Known Member, Male, from Durham, NC
- Craig Zerbe was last seen:
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- Durham, NC
I first started my photography and travel back in 1978. I saved up money and bought a Pentax K1000 for my first trip to Europe. I was 18 and was studying conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria that summer. Equipped with a Eurail Youth Pass and a Cook's Train Timetable I traveled on the weekends and after the summer session was over.
- semi retired
I've always been involved in the arts. Music, Architecture, and Photography. I have a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music - on anybody's top 10 list world's great music schools. I did post graduate work at the Vienna Academy of Music. I conducted professional for a number of years, including appearances with the Budapest Symphony, Milan Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, and Vienna Symphony Orchestra, among others.
For a few years one of my hobbies was astro photography, using a specially modified B&W video camera and a large 11 inch Celestron SCT. I did extensive lunar imaging and had numerous photos published in Astronomy, Sky and Telescope magazines as well as other books and periodicals. I also presented lectures at a number of the larger "star" parties, in the USA .
I became more series about Landscape Photography in the past few years, as I have had more "leisure" time, with a substantial equipment upgrade over my, then current, 12mpx point and shoot Nikon. I started with the SonyA6000, moved to the full frame Sony A7 and currently use the Sony A7r II as my main camera.
I also spend a fair amount of time in the digital darkroom and am continually striving to improve my skills. I shoot in RAW format and use Adobe Light Room, Photoshop, Nik, Luminar as well as others to process my images.
While I do sell and license my photos directly too, most of the images I sell are through various "stock" photo sites where my images have sold 100's of times and are used by various businesses throughout the world. Most recently, one of my Blue Ridge Parkway images was used as the cover photo for the National Park Service's America's National Parks: A Photographic Journey