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NCAR Community Art Program proudly presents photography by Carlye Calvin
Photographing wildlife is like photographing scientists … you learn something new and interesting at every photo session.
My dad bought me my first camera when I was 8 years old, a Kodak Brownie. I only shot black and white film back then, and I loved to convince my siblings to climb up trees and jump out of them so I could practice “action” shots. My dog was a very willing subject. “Sit, stay” … click.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Biology, I worked for a biology textbook company providing photography for high school textbooks. Eventually, I became the staff photographer for NCAR where for 27 years, I was able to combine my love of photography and science.
When I look through the view finder of my camera, I scan the entire scene, every corner, before focusing on the main subject. A photograph is like a painting. Every part of the canvas is important to the composition.
Calvin's work will be on exhibit in Gallery I of the NCAR Mesa Lab June 24, 2014 to August 1, 2014.