We offer beautiful Fine Art photographic images, at our Fine Art Store
, the Bay Photo Store
, and also in the Portfolio
Services we offer include custom matting
, copying and printing of watercolor or other paintings for which you own the copyright, and digital slide show presentations
to various groups and organizations, based mostly on trips we have taken to locations in the US and abroad. Starting in 2013 we also host the Robious LaCross team photos. See the Proof section for these.
Largely self-taught, my training in photography started in Durham, NC when I was a member of the Durham Photography Club. I studied Ansel Adams' Zone System and used it for my early work in the 1970s. Later, in the '90's and early 2000s, numerous seminars given by Rod Planck, John Shaw, and others were my inspirations. But mainly I learned from friends in Focus Group Camera Club in Richmond, from several books, and by constantly striving to improve my techniques.
My photographic experience includes black and white darkroom work, wedding and portrait photography, advertising, and digital photography. Bird photography was an early passion, and I still do some of that. Currently my main focus is Fine Art Photography. I do the printing, matting and framing for Allinda Photography. On this website most of my best work is available.
I became a photographer at age 12 when I got a Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas. It was a thrill to capture images on film! I even "invented" the panoramic by taking consecutive shots across a scene. By the time the camera broke, adolescence, college, career, marriage, and children diverted my photographic interests. In 2000 I acquired a Canon Rebel and resumed building my photographic skills. In 2002 I got my first digital camera, a Canon Powershot model, which had the capability of photographing in the raw format. It took great photos, many of which we converted to 16x20 prints. Mostly I loved being able to change the ISO setting, but all the advantages of shooting digitally appealed to me.
Comments from viewers and colleagues at my many exhibits and solo shows say that I have a great eye for composition and artistic creation. I enjoy shooting with other photographers at sites I would not have chosen. It keeps me trying new things so I don't get into a rut. Also, Al and I travel extensively, and going to new places opens up many fresh opportunities.