Obviously, you were curious enough about me to come and look at my “About” page. Cool. Just to enlighten you, and ease that curious mind, I’ll tell you a little about myself.
I am an amateur photographer (which sounds waaay too professional) developing my skills in California. I live in an awesome, rickety old house on an acre-and-a-third with my totally wacky and caring family. While photography is one of my main pursuits, I have many other activities. I enjoy: acting, baking/cooking, anything architectural (whether it be designing, observing, or learning), and reading anything from “Alex Rider” to “The Gathering Storm” by Winston Churchill, a treatise on the Second World War.
Unfortunately, I operate on tight resources, so no lavish trips around the world every weekend. No “this is me in Bratislava last month…” or “I decided to pop over to Abu Dhabi…” But still, I’ll make the best of the opportunities I have, with the imagination I possess.
I hope you enjoy…
All photographs are copyrighted to snapshootergeb.wordpress.com . 🙂
157 thoughts on “About”
Your photographs are truly beautiful! More so, the way you play with light and colour, making the mundane look stunning!
Your photos are amazing! Keep posting.
Very impressive and expressive! This was a hobby I wanted to get into as a teenager. So much talent in all you kids!
Amazing talent, awesome photos. You should be proud of the ‘eye’ you have for beauty.
Thanks so much, Grandma!! I’m glad you like them. =)
I know you hear this a lot, maybe.. But your pictures are more than just “beautiful clicks”. They have soul, and life in them. I am able to see the beauty and inspiration you’re able to see with your eyes, through your pictures. That’s Photography, to me. It’s amazing that you’re doing so much more than ‘clickin pictures of beautiful things with a good camera and calling it photography’. I also love the way you edit your pictures. In fact, I think I love the editing more. Also, the way you frame a shot.. is amazing. I feel like saying it again.. there’s so much LIFE in all of your pictures. I like the way you make use of colors too. And last but not the least, the way you title your pics!
Glad I found your blog. 🙂
I cannot thank you enough for your kind comments! Its really quite encouraging to read this one, esp. =) Thank you for taking time to comment!
Hello G, would you be interested in having some Christmas themed photographs on my blog this month? Let me know! 😉
Sure, sounds amazing!! =)
What exactly would that entail?
1. You can either craft your own Christmas-y post and promote yourself and your photos & whatever you would like, and email it to me to post directly to my blog,
2. You can send me a photograph (or two, or whatever) via my email and I will craft a post myself, crediting and promoting you.
It’s up to you!
You have my email address, right? (:
I think I’ll just let you craft the post, seeing as its your vision. =)
When do you want Christmasy photos by?
I believe I have at least one of your emails, would you like it sent to the one you mention on your blog?
ok! Whenever your would like, as long as it is before Christmas. Either email address is fine!
Great! And could you tell me when you put them up? Your posts don’t appear in my Reader for some reason… =}
Perfect! Sure, I can do that, no problem!
Congrats on doing the one photo a day so successfully! I’ve been telling myself I should attempt that for such a long time, but I never really got around to it haha. Soon.. 🙂
Aw, thank you, Sophia! Its really not that hard, as long as you don’t forget… haha… =)
Nice blog. Some great images! 🙂
Glad you like the work, jumbo, I appreciate it. =)
Excellent work !! you have some great shots here… simply loved each of them! Keep up with the great work..
Thanks so much, Chirag!! I am so glad you like my work, I appreciate that. =)
Really beautiful stuff here. Happy you commented me today so I could find you!
All the best.
Thanks so much! I’ve been following you for a while now and really like what you do, you have such a unique style!
Great blog! And I like your modesty about not getting around much. I’m the same way: I take most of my photographs in my house or around our small yard.
Thanks! I think its a challenge not only to take beautiful photographs, but also to do that in a very small area day after day. Kudos to you for unleashing your creativity no matter how small a budget you may have! =)
I discovered your blog through Sonel. I think it’s one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve seen (if not the best looking). Your photographs are very inspired and creative and I believe you are a photographer. I really like your “About” information and you already. I’m very pleased to have “met” you! 🙂 Doris
Doris, thank you so much for this comment!! I am so encouraged. =)
I nominated your blog for the Shine on Award.
Thanks for great posts.
Thanks so much, Kyla!!
May I direct you here: A Word on Awards
Thanks for sharing you blog and thoughts with me. It is good to see things differently and that is what makes us all unique. I am not posting this ‘award’ to get more people to my blog because I write my blog for me but since I was given it I figured I could give a shout out to some of the people who’s blogs I read.
There was no pressure so keep doing what you do. 🙂
Have a great day.
I am so sorry that you thought that I thought your only motivation for giving awards was to get views. In my page explaining my take on awards, I suppose I didn’t really communicate that I do respect other people giving and receiving awards, and that I understand those who do it to spread a community. I was talking only of a certain group of people, and unfortunately I generalized…
Thanks for visiting my About page and letting me know your take on the situation. =)
You are my favourite photographer of all time!
Wow, Abby, thank you so much! I’m honored and flattered!
Grant, your photos are amaaaazing!! Quite the professional photographer. 🙂
I wish I could take great pics like you do. I’ve always wanted to learn photography, but I don’t have a nice DSLR yet (and I don’t really have that much time).
Anyways, keep up the fantastic work!
See ya at the play.
Thanks so much for the comment! Photography can be really fun (even if you don’t have a DSLR, I had a point-and-shoot for a looong time…) and I hope to see more photos of your dog, he (she?) is so cute!
Dankeschön! Ja, mein Hund ist ein er. 😉 Ich werde nach mehr Bilder von ihm, wenn ich die Chance bekomme.
Love the title of your blog! 🙂
Well, thanks!! I appreciate it. 🙂
I have nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Member Award” check it out on my site! http://wannabephotographer87.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/more-awards/
Refreshing “about”, nicely done.
Thanks, I appreciate that, Mark. 🙂
Thank you for your encouraging “like” on poetrycottage. Your photography is beautiful.
Aw, thanks so much!!
thanks for liking the post on Rare Beauty
you are really good photography-wise and your about page is fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have some lovely stuff here.
Thanks so much!!!
I think you should also mention the model you use, not that it is the gadget that makes the best pictures, … but yes, it would help people like me how would want to make the best buy 🙂
Hmm…I should have included that in my About…oops. Maybe I’ll make an edit. 🙂 Just so you know, I use a Canon Rebel T3i, with either an 18-55mm lens, or my 50-250mm. I use Aperture for post-processing. 🙂
Thanks for the like on my Whisper Falls post.
No problem, I enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by here!
Thanks for paying a visit to my blog. You have some amazing photographs. Liked it a lot. Following…
Thank you so, so much. 🙂 And I appreciate the following, its a great encouragement. 🙂
Hi Snapshooter, thanks for stopping by!
You have nice blog and good pictures here!
Thanks so much… 🙂
I love that you seem to focus on the details (my favorite kind of photos to take!!!). I’m excited to see your posts in my reader! Love me some sweet sweet detail goodness!
Yay, its so encouraging to know that people are excited to see my work; I really appreciate it, Gir, thanks!!
Hey, thanks for the blog visit. Your photos are lovely and I like your style. I’ve added you to my feedreader. 🙂
No problem! Thanks so much!!
Love your style!
Thanks so much, remingtonmoll!
Hi there! Thanks for dropping by us today. Loving your work 😀
Yay, I’m so happy! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by …. enjoyed reading your about and definetlely prefer the less “exotic” photo images myself! Really enjoyed looking at your work.
Thanks for visiting my blog. You have so many great pictures.. Keep up the good works..:)
Thanks so, so much! I greatly appreciate it. 🙂
You’re a great photographer! I’m glad I stumbled onto your blog! Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much for the encouragement, I appreciate it. 🙂
You have some great stuff here. 😃
Wow, thanks so much, I appreciate it. 🙂
Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed! You’ve got some great stuff here. And I completely understand the whole “limited resources so I can’t go take fancy pictures all around the world” bit; most of my pictures are taken at or pretty close to home. But I also agree that with a good eye and imagination, you can take a great picture of just about anything. Keep up the good work! 🙂
Thank you so much for your encouraging compliments, Stephanie, I really appreciate it. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and liking my post http://naiadseye.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/flowers/
No problem! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Thanks for visiting my blog. You’ve got some really nice pictures here. As long as you keep your eyes and mind open, there are beautiful/ interesting moments all around you and you don’t really need to travel far away to find them 🙂
I agree so much with your thoughts. 🙂 Oh, that sounds like I meant it about the nice photos, haha! Anywaaaaays, thanks for that compliment!
Awesome photos !!!
You have a great imagination 🙂
Thanks so much! I really appreciate that!
Thanks for the like on my blog! I’ve been looking around yours and you have really beautiful photos!
Thank you so much, Victor, I appreciate that. A lot. 🙂
Love the grass photo on your banner — so pretty!
Thanks, I really like it too! 😛
Your photos are amazing, There is nothing ‘ amateur’ about them! Glad i found your page.
Thanks so much for the comment. I appreciate it. 🙂
I enjoy your blog. Thanks for visiting and liking what I do.
Thanks so much, Dorinda. I appreciate it. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love your writing style as well as your photography. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much, I appreciate that. 🙂
Some of the best images come right from your own backyard! Best of luck!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Much appreciated!
I agree with that so much! Thanks, and I do so love your blog, too!
Nice reading about you.
Thanks. For visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
I’m really enjoying this! There’s something delightfully random and happenstance about the posts. Your love of blossom reminds me that, within about 4 weeks, central and eastern Turkey will be alight with blossom on plum, cherry, apricot and apple trees! The Malatya area would get your heart racing, I assure you! Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way. Phil.
Cool, I’m so glad you like my blog! 🙂 Yeah, I would really like to be in Turkey about 4 weeks from now. Blossoms are one of my favorite things to photograph…as you an probably tell! Thanks for dropping by!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photo! I appreciate it very much. 😀
No problem, I really enjoy your blog!
Lovely blog! Thank you for stopping by mine! A photo a day by me 🙂 We have much in common! I am in California as well (the Central Coast) and I too operate on very, very, tight resources, read most of what I can get my hands on and love anything architectural!
And I try really, really hard not to be envious of those photographers who can claim ““this is me in Bratislava last month…” or “I decided to pop over to Abu Dhabi…!” I’ve been out of the country twice, both times to Mexico on mission trips.
Nice to meet a fellow Californian! Mind if I ask where? We just might be neighbors!
Looking forward to following your blog!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your encouragement!
I know how you feel. I see all these people going to China and Europe and I’m like drooling. 🙂
Yeah, I’ve only been out of the country once, to Europe, but that was before I was into photography, what a shame!
I’m glad you’re following me! Thanks so much! 🙂
Detail photographs are my favorite. Congratulations.
I’m happy to have your seal of approval! 🙂
Thank you for your like and comment on my post! Your photos are beautiful and look very professional too, I’m following you 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m glad you’re following!
Nice website there are a lot of great photographs. Great. Use of DOF in your work.
Thanks so much! I appreciate it. 🙂
thanks for the likes on my various posts. I enjoyed looking through your blog. I have found that there are so many things to take photos of that are nearby that I don’t have to go to Madagascar or somewhere else to get a nice shot. If you learn to find the beautiful things where you are standing , then you can bring those special sites and moments to those who see your photos. I have an exercise I do to pick a spot and try to find 10 things within 15-20 feet of that spot to photograph. It really helps you “see” better with your photography. Keep up the good work.
Eddie, thanks so much for the encouraging comment. I really like a lot of your work, and I sometimes do that very same exercise! So, thanks. 🙂
Gorgeous. Filled with heart. Thank you for brightening our day.
Its my pleasure! I’m glad you dropped by! 🙂
Love, love, love your pictures. And your work is definitely way more professional than any amateur photography I’ve seen! 😉 Keep up the wonderful work!
Gee, thanks so much! 🙂
Hello from New York.
Hi! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You’re of course not obligated to accept – I just wanted to know I enjoy your blog, and you take some good pictures 🙂
Hi. I don’t normally do awards, but I respond to one and nominated you for it. I’m really hoping to see your 5 colors.
Hey! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!! Go check it out 🙂 http://wannabephotographer87.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award: http://kolytyi.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/awards/ 🙂
You’re cool. And I like your blog. 🙂
Well, if you think I’m cool, then I think you’re cool. Deal? 🙂
Definitely a deal. 🙂
Thanks so much for “liking” my photo so that I could find your awesome blog! I’ll definitely be following.
No problem! And cool! Thanks so much. 🙂
I love your tag line!
Thanks so much, its an adaptation of a Shakespeare line….. 😉
I enjoy your blog so much that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. http://satnavandcider.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/versatile-blogger-award-nominees/
Hey! I nominated you for the Versatile Award! Check it out! http://wannabephotographer87.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-versatile-award/
Love you photos, especially your flowers.
Thanks for liking my post.
Thank you, and no prob, it was amazing. 🙂
It’s what you see, not where you go, that draws people to your photographs. Me, anyway.
Thank you so much. I really, really appreciate it. 🙂
It’s my pleasure to see what you see:)
Wow really great photos – I love your style and how you get really into the detail of things, that is what I love to do too. Thanks for commenting on my blog as it has lead me to your wonderful blog! 🙂
Thanks so much, really. 🙂
I enjoy your blog so I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Details: http://inspirationallaround.wordpress.com/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you so much! I really appreciate this. 🙂
I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated your wonderful blog for the Sunshine Award!! You can visit my blog for the details. Congrats!! 🙂
Thanks for liking my blog-post. Great photos you have. Keep it up!
Thank you, thank you…
you have a lovely eye for detail, for capturing a moment – a sense of treasuring nature and existence. your fascination is evident, your appreciation brimming…
Why thank you! I really appreciate it. Lots. 🙂
You have a way with words, and do I ever appreciate the way you used them here… 😉
Great About Me page. Love your writing and humour. Your photos are fantastic and I look forward to checking out more! 🙂 p.s. thanks for liking my post.
Thanks so, so much! I really appreciate your comment. 🙂 And no prob, I enjoyed it.
Grant!!! Your pictures are amazing! You are quite the photographer 🙂
Thanks Emily! So glad you like ’em. 🙂
What kind of camera do you have?
Its a Nikon Coolpix thingy-mabobber (spell check didn’t like that word, what?)
Well the nikon coolpix thingy-mabobber takes very good, clear pics! And you respond very fast by the way haha
Thanks for dropping by.
Well, you’re so welcome… 🙂
Thanks for liking my The Window post.
No problem, I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Very nice work. I am a former magazine and book photo editor and recently started up a photography community/blog (hopefully leading to gallery exhibits, etc.) and would like to invite you to submit work if you think it is a match. I’m not sure if your life has been touched by depression or other mental illness, either yourself or others close to you, but that is our tie that binds. Please take a look, and join and/or submit some images if it feels right. We would welcome your talent to our community.
All the best,
D. and the Broken Light Collective
awesome “about” page…
i love the last line “But still, I’ll make the best of the opportunities I have, with the imagination I possess” ..
really lovely photographs…..so glad I found your blog! I can’t wait for spring to arrive up here in canada…..those daffodils made me jealous!
I like! I wish I’d found this sooner!
Nice try at looking normal. 😛
Hi there! I love your photographs. it’s good balance and I loke the colors in your photos.
I recently received the Liebster Blog Award and I’d like to pass it to you.
you can check out what it’s all about here (http://necomesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/liebster-blog-award/)
If you would like to accept, please follow these rules:
• Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
• Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
• Pick (up to) 5 other blogs who fit within the award parameters (less than 200 followers).
• Inform them that you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.
• Post the award on your blog.
if not, don’t worry about it. thank you for sharing your photos!
Ok, I am back! I was just curious what gear are you using for your photos? I know the whole spiel about the photographer making the picture great but the camera and lens play a small supporting role as well. So do tell… 🙂
Hey, thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I generally use a Nikon Coolpix P100, with Apple’s Aperture for enhancement and touch-ups.
OMG… I almost fell out of the chair with laughter! A very nice “About You” . I really like your style and your blog. I will be back for sure!
I fell on Carley’s fb page and look what I found
Awesome blog, fantastical pics, creative, great focus! Post more. 😀