Greetings! My name is Ken Stickrod. Thanks for taking the time to browse my photos.
I have put together this website as a way of sharing photos of my adventures with family and friends. I hope you enjoy these photos and if so will pass the word along to your friends.
I’ve always liked taking pictures, and started out with a point and shoot 110 film camera and taking snapshots of friends and places. But I didn’t get into taking better, more artistic or professional, photos until the early 2000s. In just the last 2 years or so that I decided to become a photographer. These last 2 years I have spent hours researching and reading online sources (classes, articles, videos, e-books … anything I could find), striving to perfect my shooting skills. I believe I have grown as a photographer, though there is still a long way to grow, and hope you enjoy the results.
I shoot a wide array of genres: landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, street people, birds and even little dragon flies. Whatever catches my eye. Variety is the spice of life and through the lens of my camera there is a lot of life to capture and share.
I have also tried different shooting methods: I’ve used ‘Long Exposure’ to capture the Milky Way, slow down the waterfalls or capture motion in a light trail. I’ve experimented with ‘Focus Stacking’ where you take multiple photos focusing deeper into the shot with each photo. You then merge the stack together with the end result being everything is crisp and in focus (take a peak at some of the model train photos). And I’ve dabbled in ‘Macro’ photography capturing small creatures like bees, dragon flies and flowers.
All this photography has been nothing but fun, learning, creating and rewarding. Along the way, I believe I’ve captured a few exceptional shots. And none of this enjoyment would be possible or as enjoyable and rewarding without my reliable camera assistant and travel agent, my wife Carolyn. She loves to travel and plan the trips and I get to tag along camera in hand. She patiently waits while I take the multiple photos, handing me or holding the different lens. She has even offered a suggestion or two of what or how to shoot something.
As I said, I am doing this primarily to share with family and friends. However, if you would like to get a copy or print of anything you see here let me know. We’ll work together to get that accomplished. I also have been known to do Real Estate Photo Shoots at reasonable prices. Actually, I would just like to hear from you. Let me know what you think, what you like or what can be better.
Take Care & Enjoy the Galleries;