Background information on Al Camp, Photographer
Al created his initial Internet gallery (at televar.com) for those who enjoyed photography, fine art landscapes and views of Okanogan County. Until he's discovered by a gallery, he's sharing his images and his friends' images on the web.
The opening page randomly displays one of a dozen images. By clicking on the print or photo name you can read about the photo. Random images also appear on each visit to the portfolio page.
Each portfolio contains thumbnail images that load fast. Click on a thumbnail and you can view a larger image, sometimes accompanied by a information about the image.
Al's photograph of Luther Leith was used on a poster for the annual art show in Omak, where Al was the poster artist for 2001.
For five years, Al (first two years with Pat Morrissey) showed his work at the Omak Western and Native Art Show. The show was poorly promoted for two years then moved its site to downtown. I no longer show my work during Stampede.
Future projects include more photojournalism portfolios from work in the last 25 years at The Chronicle.
An immediate outgrowth of learning digital led to the addition of Paul Roark's photographs at the gallery. Paul is very, very active in digital imaging, where he's a world-leader in creating curves and workflows for MIS inks and Epson printers.
Al also plans to do more 8x10 contact prints. The 8x10 has become a much appreciated camera in Al's arsenal. The ultimate goal will be producing platinum/paladium prints.
A continuing goal is to print a portfolio for print in a photo publication.
Al continues as photography section editor BoP at the Open Directory Project. He's the only editor with capital letters in his name, which indicates he was one of the first editors at ODP.
Al last attended a workshop the spring of 2000 held by Alan Ross at Whidbey Island.
Al uses split variable contrast printing using an Aristo VC 4x5 head on his enlarger. Lessons learned at John Sexton workshop, such as aligning the enlarger, dimming safelights and warming developer (Al built a custom developer tray) with a fish-tank heater, have greatly improved his printing.
Al's photography appears on Hotbot's Recommended List of black-and-white sites, at ArtZone, and at Lycos.
Netlook Photography Magazine, March/April, 1997 (ezine apparently no longer on Net).
A featured site at Black and White World May, 1996.
NetGuide awarded Al's original gallery site a Gold Award, rating it four out of five stars in January 1997. NetGuide screened over 100,000 URLs and reviewed more than 50,000 sites before awarding its Gold Award to 15,000 of the Web's best sites.
NetGuide's review of Al's original gallery was nice and unexpected.
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