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Larry Van Valkenburgh
  • 70, Male
  • Starke, FL
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Van Valkenburgh Apr 17, 2009. 4 Replies

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About Me and My Photography Experience:
Mostly self taught and in the early 80's an Adult Ed course in B&W Photography and B&W Darkroom Techniques.
I've always taken photographs from as a young child with a Kodak Brownie to now with my digital Nikons.
Freelance Photographer, Specializing in Sports, Rodeos, Horse Events, Environmental Portraits, Scenery, Landscapes
Commercial Photographer, Photographs for various books and writers.
Senior Photographer and Lab Tech for the Empire State College's Traveling Historical Photographic Display, 1992.
I have over 25 years experience in sports and commercial photography specializing in rodeos, horses and horse events. 8 years experience photographing motocross, World Cup Skiing and NY Empire State Winter Games. 25 years experience in photographing rodeos and was selected photographer of the year three times, 91, 92, 93, for the American Professional Rodeo Association. 1992 Photograph of the year for the APRA. 1992 Photographer of the year for the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo. Official Photographer for the Painted Pony Chanpionship Rodeo. Official Photographer for the PRCA Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo, Glens Falls, NY. Official Photographer for NY NBHA State Championship Barrel Racing and for NY NBHA Districts 02 & 05. Owner and operator of a custom Black&White Lab and Studio in Saratoga, NY for 3 years, 89,90,91. 17 years NYS Ed Certified TA in Special Education with Teenagers With Intense management Needs, teaching introduction to technology and woodshop, plus 9th grade math & science and 10th grade english. Retired in 2008. DJ for Country Music and Dancing and 15 years as a linedance instructor. 18 years as a master mechanic for autos, small engines, hydraulics, oil and gas heating systems and a carpenter.
All my film cameras have been replaced by Digital.
Currently scanning all my film files into digital files.
My Photography Equipment:
Fuji FinePix A360
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
Nikon D7100
Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f1.8G
Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f2.8G ED
Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR II
Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 II APO DG Macro HSM
Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG HSM OS
Tokina AT-X Pro SD 11-16mm f2.8 IF DX II
Nikon SB 800 Flash
Metz 60 CT4 Flash
Portable light stands and background systems
White Lightning Portable Studio Light System
Bogan Light Stands
Bogan Background System
Bogan Tripods and Monopods

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Larry Van Valkenburgh replied to Gaurav Kumar's discussion Need Critics to improve these! in the group Photo Criticism
"I like them! Definitely not snapshots. I like the composition in both. "
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Larry Van Valkenburgh commented on Larry Van Valkenburgh's photo


"Me?  Oh Wow ! Thank you. Yes Robert, that Bronica digital back was totally out of the question, and I'm sure wasn't as good as a digital back would be for it today. When I got my White Lightnings, back in the 1980's, they came in…"
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"The work of a MASTER!!!"
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At 6:55pm on April 28, 2012, John Bravo said…

Hi Larry, it's Allen Street in the historical section of Tombstone, AZ.

At 1:37am on November 23, 2011, GJ Vernon said…

Thank you for you wonderful comments on my image Larry :)

At 6:27pm on October 17, 2011, Debra Vanderlaan said…

Hi Larry! Yes, we have a page under Celebrate Life Gallery and I also have a personal page. If you 'like' our page on Celebrate Life, then you see some of our new images from time to time. I have not been very active here anymore. Just too busy doing art fairs and some uploading on a site where we sell our art which is called Fine Art America.

Celebrate life, Debra


At 10:44am on August 26, 2011, GJ Vernon said…
Thanks for the cool comments Larry :))
At 1:18am on June 15, 2011, mark anthony gelig said…
thanks larry.
At 7:49am on June 12, 2011, Yogesh Raj said…
Wow, You'e gt a cool list of Achievements..
At 5:26am on May 10, 2011, Sergey Sokolov gave Larry Van Valkenburgh a gift
At 9:33am on April 2, 2011, GJ Vernon said…
Thanks Larry,
as the weather gets warmer here i'm on the lookout for a few more Mantis subjects :-D
At 11:56am on March 18, 2011, Kirsten Holahan said…
Hi larry thank you kindly for  your comment`  the Loki wolf refugee is in  the white Mountains of NH~  beautiful acres of fenced in woods for the wolfs~ Loved Loved  it there! i want to go again to get some more photos! have a great weekend!
At 5:00pm on March 14, 2011, Mike Noble said…
Hi , Larry...
The lens I was thinking wasmthis one.

Unfortunately, it is very expensive!

Until Midnight!

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Ann Cason replied to Ann Cason's discussion Welcome to My World - Pensacola, Florida in the group The Daily View
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Carol Ann Beachner replied to Mike 'Silent Cougar' Howes's discussion 'The Weekender Challenge' in the group The Viewfinder
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"A nice calming view! "
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