"O. Truman Holtzclaw"
was a biology teacher by profession (Retired 6/22/01), a photographer
by passion. He blends these activities in his roles as past presidents
of the Sacramento Audubon Society and the Sierra Camera Club. He also
has worked as a park naturalist for the State of California. After 15
years of serious photography, Truman has acquired and perfected the
skills to artfully blend his biology background and his love of nature
to create a collection of about 80,000 beautiful images. As his photography
reflects, Truman understands how life systems work and interact. He
studies wildlife in the great outdoors, and social life in our society
at large. His favorite subject matter is nature, but he enjoys most
all forms of photography.
activities include attending and presenting workshops, leading field
trips, competing in local and international competitions, preparing
and presenting multimedia programs, evaluating photographic competitions,
leading photo treks, photographing weddings, banquets, professional
workshops and sporting events.
taken him to the Amazon, the Andes, the Galapagos Islands, Germany,
Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France and England; as well as Canada and
the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Six weeks as an exchange
teacher in southern Japan also added to his photographic files. Although
his foreign travels were wonderful, his favorite area for photography
is still the western United States.
especially landscapes, occupy most of his time. His favorite images
are those that show great texture & detail in the foreground and have strong impact in the background.
Most all of his landscape pictures were taken within the first hour
& half or last hour & half of the day. Light is so very important
when exposing film. In addition to the singing "golden light"
of sunset and sunrise, atmospheric conditions (rain, snow, fog, storms)
can sometimes give that very special lighting moment that may never
again be captured. Truman often uses reflected light (snow, canyon walls,
water, sand, & others) to give unique lighting effects. Light and
subject matter are probably the two most important factors he considers
lens is the F 2.8 20mm Nikon wide-angle lens. Most all of his macro
shots are taken with an F 2.8 105mm Nikon macro lens. His other two
favorite lenses are the F 2.8 35-70mm Nikon zoom lens and the F 4.5
70-300 Nikon zoom lens. He almost always uses a polarizing filter. He
also often uses a graduated gray neutral density filter for sunrise
& sunset photographs. He has just started using the Nikon F100 camera.
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