Featured Photographer – Fred Venecia (2021)

Fred Venecia

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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.