Featured Photographer – Fred Venecia (2021)
The featured photographer this March 2021 is Fred Venecia. You probably know Fred from his great portrait photography. But since the pandemic I have noticed his wonderful bird photography. Fred is always helpful and a great mentor for lighting and portraits at all of our hands on activities.
ACC: How long have you been into photography?
FV: I started when my first child was born in 1984 with a Canon AE-1. Later when my children started playing sports in high school and college I was always the parent with the camera.
ACC: What equipment do you shoot with?
FV: I started using Sony cameras in 2008. Now I use Sony’s mirrorless cameras A6400 and A7II.
ACC: What are your favorite subjects?
FV: I enjoy taking pictures of my grandchildren, studio work, and shooting wildlife.
ACC: How long have you been in the Arundel Camera Club?
FV: Start in 2010
ACC: What offices have you held in the club?
FV: Just refreshments
ACC: What photographers have inspired you?
FV: Scott Dine, Ron Peiffer, Mike Thomas, Chip Bulgin, John Milleker, JC Williams, and many other members in our club.
ACC: How would you describe yourself?
FV: A person who is enjoying his retirement lol.
ACC: How would you describe your photography?
FV: I look for interesting subjects (to me) and fill the frame.
ACC: How has your approach to photography evolved?
FV: By making many mistakes and watching YouTube videos has helped my photography evolved.
ACC: Where do you find inspiration or motivation?
FV: Trying different lighting setups and different styles of photography.
ACC: Noteworthy accomplishments?
FV: I won a couple of contests and have been published in couple of online magazines.