Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
One of the true joys of teaching is watching my former students succeed in their art and photography. You can’t put a price on seeing creative individuals you once taught take the skills they acquired and develop them into their own unique personal style. I am very proud of Derrah’s accomplishments in the photographic field and have asked her to let me showcase her and some of her work on my blog.
Derrah Ledford is a natural light professional photographer. After graduating High School she enrolled in the Photography Program @ Carteret Community College. According to Derrah… she chose photography because it was something she had a passion for. She stated in my interview with her the following, “I was always amazed by how time could be frozen with a click of my shutter or how the world around me could be translated so differently with my camera.
I am forever grateful to have had Patrick Keough and Cathy Crowell as my photography instructors. Since graduating with honors in 2000 from the program, I have settled back into my hometown in Western North Carolina with my little family. As a photographer I get such a thrill from meeting new clients, growing with families & constantly pushing my creative side. I always strive to make photographs for my clients that are fun and unique with a vintage flare.
I am always looking for new and creative ways to capture my subjects personalities and inner spirit. I am not afraid to take risks and experiment with various backgrounds, camera techniques and vantage points when on location.
I have been so blessed to have continued my love for photography which has grown into a successful business.
The following images represent a cross section of some of Derrah’s recent work. You can click on an image and make it larger and/or review in slideshow mode.
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