This is the gallery for BVAA member Bob See.
I developed my passion for photography with film cameras, including a Nikon 8008 SLR. As the digital world matured I embraced the additional features and hurdles of that evolution. I currently use a Canon EOS 7D Mark II primarily with an Canon EFS 18-135 lens, but I also shoot with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro lens and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L telephoto. I tend to use a light touch with Photoshop to polish an image.
I have an eclectic range of interests for my subjects. I’ve shot point-to-point horse racing in Ireland and lava flows in Hawaii. Soaring eagles in Alaska and underwater parrot fish in Bermuda. Photography can provide a thrilling one-shot-or-it’s-gone challenge. When I shoot air shows, I aim to achieve just the right composition of the planes in the sky, manually balancing the light, motion, and crispness. With the high speed of the subjects, the task brings one into a connected state with that unique moment in time. The same state can happen when shooting animals. One has to let go of any sense of control and be aware of every fleeting opportunity.
My work has hung in the Worcester Art Museum, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Worcester City Hall, the Morini Gallery, the Davis Gallery, the Brush Gallery, the Worcester Public Library, and many more. I’ve been featured in brochures and calendars for the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out a unique way of presenting a scene.