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I am photographer living in Aurora, Colorado.   I have been interested in photography since he was about 10 years old.  Over the years I went from using an old plastic camera camera that used 120 roll film that I got at Shakey's Pizza ...to a GAF 110 camera, to my Dad's Ricoh SLR.  I'm entirely self taught.    I learned the basics of photography using a Pentax K1000  with no more very rudimentary features which taught me the fundamentals. I learned through a hands on approach.  Even today, with highly technical Digital SLR Cameras, I will shoot in full manual mode.  "What makes a "Photographer" is not the camera equipment, but the person's eye, and ability make use of light to create the image he sees in his mind's eye. That takes an understanding of Light, ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed".  

My portraiture focuses on capturing the "life" in my subjects.  
"It's a matter of capturing light just the right way in their eyes". 

I have a loved  live music photography since the mid 1980s and am currently the event photographer for KYGO Radio in Denver, and shoot most of the country music shows that come through the Denver area.  

I have been using Nikon Professional SLRs and DSLRs since the mid 90's and processes my images using Macintosh computers.   I uses Adobe Lightroom to process and catalog the work and Photoshop Elements 9, if an image needs more than light adjustment.   I also uses High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing in some cases to produce more dramatic, eye catching images.   Most prints are processed using a Fuji Metallic paper or a Hahnemule Fine Art Paper. 

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me using the "Contact" link above or at Steve.Hostetler.Photo@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dianne Noda for Studio Noda ©2014

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