About Windsong Landscape Photography

Raymond M. McCoy

719-375-3492 - lightfinder01@gmail.com - www.WindsongLandscapePhotography.com

Chronology

1952 Born, Chicago, Illinois.

1972 Enter, US Navy, exploration into photography, seeing stories in my images.

1978 Begin studies, Ohio Un., College of Fine Arts.

1983 Begin a 35 year Corporate, Editorial and Commercial Photographer career.

2007 Move from Ohio to Colorado, explore landscape photography and the state.

2009 Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO - Establish Collaboration of Photographers, leadership & instruction in esthetics, composition, HDR and off camera lighting.

2013 Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO - Regular discussion on art, portfolio reviews

2015 Windsong Landscape Photography, full time commitment to landscape photography, exploration of remote areas and National Parks and capturing images in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, California and Vermont. Portfolio creation, presentation printing and matting, extensive studies into creative processes in PhotoShop, studies into metaphoric concepts of nature, time/space continuum, present, past and future.

Education

1983 Ohio University, College of Fine Arts: BFA, Photography and Visual Communications.

1989 Maine Photographic Workshops: Composition and Location Lighting.

2001 Digital Intensive Workshops: Digital Capture, Workflow and Printer Calibration.

2000 Sinclair Community College: Creative process to portfolios, Photoshop and InDesign.

Professional Experience

1983 Begin a 35 year Corporate, Editorial and Commercial Photographer career

Expert Location and Studio Photographer with extensive project management.

In-Depth knowledge of all camera formats, studio strobe lights and flash equipment.

Customer focused, quality driven professional with client consultation, concept development, project research, planning, location scouting and site preparation.

Proficient in post production workflow to edit, enhance and convert images, providing copyright and keywords for image archiving.

Archive still imagery for distribution and backup ensuring integrity of originals.

Accession images with narrative, captions for print and web site and social media.

Professional History

2015 Windsong Landscape Photography, Fine Art Creative Photography, Frederick, CO

2011 DenMar Services, Inc., Senior Photographer, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

2001 Lifelong Photography, Owner, Photographer & Creative resource, Colorado Springs, CO

1999 Dayton Business Journal, Director of Photography, Dayton, OH

1994 RM Photography, Inc., Owner, Photographer and Creative resource, Dayton, OH

1987 Marathon Oil Company, Corporate Photographer II. Findlay, OH

1983 Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Photographer, Athens, OH


Group Exhibitions

2014 Mountain Living Studio, Manitou Springs, CO

2009 Gallery 2/10, Colorado Springs, CO. - Portfolio Reviewed Group Gallery Show.

2009 Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO - Portfolio Reviewed Group Gallery Show.

2009 Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO - Solo display gift shop.

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Art Hop, Monument , CO – Solo Exhibit, Covered Treasures Bookstore.

2009 Bella Art and Frame, Monument , CO - Solo Gallery Exhibit.

Creative Process

Currently working in 35mm raw digital files. Full frame sensor, Nikon D800

Initial editing, basic post production established in Adobe LightRoom CC.

Major adjustments and creative expression established in Adobe PhotoShop CC, utilizing layer masking and numerous luminosity layers, highlighting specifics and preserving elements to present my vision.

Printing 11X16 portfolio images with Epson Stylus Photo 1400.

Presentation quality prints of 8X10 to 30X40 printed at Professional Print Lab on select papers, achieving an archival quality.

Creative Influence and Concepts

Old Masters since BFA, Edward Weston, Elliot Porter, Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock. Recently, Jon Paul Caponigro, Jerry Uelsmann, David Muench and Jack Dykinga. New Vision for portfolio's initiated, researching metaphors and playing with word association, a vision that meditates on What We Don't See, forces in nature, time/space continuum, movement present, past and future.