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I started the photography journey with a Nikon FM in 1972. Learning on a manual only camera to understand the relationship of light and camera, was the early influence, and the cost of film made for a painful and slow learning curve. This continued for 4 to 5 years and then put on the back shelf due to other interests and cost of time and film. In 2003 the advent of Digital and the availability of money restored the interest in taking images. I have stuck with Nikon due to familiarity. I do not participate in the ongoing debates on which brand is best as I firmly believe that the person behind the viewfinder is what counts more than anything. Once you commit to a brand the cost of switching is prohibitive unless you are a professional and have the means.

The instant feedback of digital has provided a new means of evaluation and growth, as well as, interest in the art. I am always in awe of the subtle influence that light has on the way I view the world.

I wouldn't say I have a particular niche, as of yet, but wildlife, landscape, and the most unusual seem to be where I am most comfortable to date. Every day is a journey into realization and learning new techniques. I hope you enjoy my interpretation and captures of the subjects I have posted in my galleries.

Please feel free to comment, rate with 1 to 5 stars, and give a thumbs up on any single, or all images. You cannot grow without feedback of your efforts from your peers.

All images are copyrighted, and the sole property of Thomas D. McCollough. All rights are reserved unless arrangements are made to the contrary.

Please contact me with any questions or requests at: Email me@



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