Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Thank you for visiting Greg Caffarel Photography. It has long been a goal of mine to be able to share my view of the world through my camera’s viewfinder. This website has supplied the perfect outlet.
I have had an interest in photography starting before my teens. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie Fiesta for which I quickly graduated to my father’s Argus C3 which is a 35mm with a parallax view finder. In high school, I advanced my skills using a Yashica D and a Mamiya C330, both twin lens medium format film cameras, until I purchased my first 35mm SLR, a Canon FTQL. Currently, I use a SeaLife DC1200, for my underwater work and on land a Canon 7D with a variety of lens from a 10mm wide angle fish eye to 300mm telephoto.
My current interest in photography was re-energized when I discovered the wonders of scuba diving. This activity opened my eyes to a spectacular world of artistic opportunity. I derive great satisfaction from the combination of passions when I successfully bring back to shore images of the beautiful and the majestic life under the waves for all to enjoy. I also find captivating images in chronicling events of everyday living when I travel and where I live in Texas.
I believe photography to be a life long journey. We may improve with practice (and in the old days, lots of film) but we will never fully master the complexities of capturing light. Now that you have visited the site I hope you will return to see the changes that constitute this journey. Should you be so moved, I would hope you would sign my guest book. If you have any questions or comments, please see my “Contact Form”. I will make every effort to respond within 24 hours.
I am grateful to the many teachers, mentors and friends I have met in the photojournalism community. Their willingness to share their knowledge and experience, serves as an inspiration to continually strive for elusive goal of perfection.