Edward Thomas Art
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Edward Thomas is an
accomplished professional photographer with over twenty years of photographic
Edward earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University, graduated from LaSalle Military Academy (way too many years ago!),
and has taught fine art photographic workshops. In 1997 he had his first Gallery show of Fine Art Black and White Landscapes,
"The Oregon Landscape" at Portland's own Photographic Image Gallery.
Edward also has had a brief
adventure in flying. In 2001 Edward secured a position as a
First Officer for Continental Express Airlines in Houston, Texas.
Shortly there-after, the tragic events of 9/11 unfolded and Edward found himself with the time and stability again to engage in full time photographic pursuits, truly his first love. Life's great adventures have taken Edward full circle and he is very happy to have the opportunity to pursue his passions in the place he has always called "home," the Pacific Northwest. Edward is still an FAA Certified Flight Instructor with a Commercial pilots license, multi/single engine land and instrument ratings.
“Riding around the countryside of the Pacific Northwest with a camera, a GPS, and a 4x4, life just doesn't get any better... The world is a beautiful place, with many moods, subtleties, and compelling lessons. I hope you enjoy viewing my personal perspective on our single, unique, and great place in this Universe.”.
“All of my photographs are hand made by me. All care is taken to ensure and uphold the highest of archival standards. Carbon Pigment inks with 200 year archival tested performance are printed on only the finest archival baryta papers, mats are 100% archival museum cotton rag board. These are all “Gallery premium” fine art prints and photographs…”
Edward is currently using the Nikon D300 and D70s with the 10.5 Fisheye, 12-24, 17-55, 70-200 2.8 VR, 35mm AF-D and 60mm Micro AF-D,
along with the TC-E II 1.7 converter. He uses various split and solid neutral density filters from Lee, and a circular polarizer filter. This is
all carried in a Lowe Pro Rover-II AW backpack. A Kirk BH-3 ballhead on a Gitzo 1228-II Carbon Fiber tripod provides support along with various
Kirk plates, L-brackets and quick releases. Photo software includes Nikon View NX, Capture NX and Photoshop CS2 and 3.
He also occasionally shoots film in a Pentax 67.
"I eagerly await new concepts and processes I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance.
Such systems will have their own inherent and inescapable structural characteristics, and the artist and functional
practitioner will again strive to comprehend and control them".