Showing up at a location and photographing nature by literally recording the moment is different than capturing nature as an artist feels it should be viewed; using light, weather, equipment, and an artistic interpretation to show Mother Nature’s beauty and power. Both methods are useful in photography, but each has a distinct time and place.
Though some of the work on this site is done on 35mm or 2 1/4, 4x5 is my preferred format for not only a higher reproduction quality, but also because I am in love with the process of 4x5. A large format camera forces me to slow down and think more. In order to carry the weight and all the 4x5 accessories into the woods and up the mountain, not to mention carry the expense of film and Polaroid, you have to be committed to the process and to the shot.
EDUATION AND EXPERIENCE
Judith received her Bachelor degree from Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, MI. Her additional studies in photography were at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Her career has been varied working for as Staff Photographer for R.J. Michael's, Inc. (an advertising agency in Jackson, MI), Studio Manager and Second Shooter for Don Jones Photography (a commercial photography studio in Colorado Springs, CO), and twelve years as the Chair of the Professional Photography Department at Pikes Peak Community College.
Judith currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband and three children.