Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to
have somebody click the shutter.
I'm John Pierce. I
retired and relocated to Portland, Oregon from Seattle Washington about 11
years ago. Retirement has allowed me to devote full time to my
first love - photography. The beautiful Northwest has afforded me
abundant and outstanding opportunities to be able to create beautiful and
My photographs have won various photographic competitions, been published in
a calendar, brochures, made into several photographic books as well as
enjoyed by numerous people like yourself. I have also taught Photoshop CS to
My first love is landscape photography but I am constantly trying to expand
to other forms of photographic expression. I currently use digital cameras
exclusively as the capture medium and Photoshop as the "digital darkroom". I
do all my own printing, mounting and matting up to a 13 inch by 19 inch
image (20 X 24 matted). I use the "glicee" method of printing to
ensure the integrity and quality of the image. Larger sizes are
printed by a photo agency.
As I tell my wife "When it ceases to be fun, I will
not do it anymore!"