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As a self-taught amateur, I have been shooting as a serious hobby since February, 2013. I am also a contributing Midwest photographer to Farmboy Fine Arts in Vancouver.  My work has been published in the literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal, and one of my images was featured in the National Wetland Ceremony Award program in Washington, D.C.  In October 2014, my landscape, ‘Wisconson Wheat Field’ was featured at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I also show locally and have been fortunate to have my work accepted into three national juried competitions.

My technique is simple: walks, woodland hikes, country drives, one DSLR, and five lenses. I shoot mostly with prime lenses, handheld, in only natural light. I am inspired by natural surroundings. That’s not to say I shoot nature because I love it (although that is true.) I shoot nature and landscapes because, living in a rural area, these things are available to me every day. If I lived in Paris, I would shoot buildings and street artists. If I lived in Gary (where I grew up), I would shoot steel mills, sweeping sand dunes, and the frozen winter shores of Lake Michigan.

I feel it is the photographer’s job to record and share the world they inhabit, natural or otherwise. I hope my work reflects the Midwest and also reveals a bit of myself personally, as well.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sharon Knight

92 thoughts on “about

  1. I like the idea of capturing images with what ever tool is available – not necessarily some high priced one or lots of manipulation later, although all of that can be fun. I am enjoying your eye and interpretation of the midwest. Driven through there many times but never lived there. Stay curious, Dohn.

    • Hi Dohn, and thank you for the great comment. It’s been fun shooting with a mobile phone. The obvious downside is image quality but if the shot is good, it’s easy to hide noise, etc. and process right on the spot with a (free!) downloaded app. I’ll probably invest in a better camera eventually but still try to keep things simple. Thanks for stopping by :-).

  2. Having looked at the images posted I have to say they are masterful. I love them. Normally I only like one or two, but yeah, this is good and ticks my box. So glad you found me so that I could come on over here to check you out. Thanks a million, through yours eyes I guess I will know the mid-west a little better. MM 😃 PS you deserve way more likes. I can’t believe I am being this gushing….back to normal soon…

    • Hello MM, thanks so much for spending time going through my images!! And thank you for your positive feedback!

      I am very much a beginner having just started seriously shooting less than a year ago and then using the DSLR for just a month or so. I do love it though and am thoroughly addicted.

      As far as the number of “likes”, that’s nice of you to say, but I honestly don’t mind and prefer to keep things as simple as possible.

      Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to your Irish images and gardening tips!

      Sharon

    • Hello freddy 🙂

      Thanks for that. I appreciate your popping in to pay such a lovely compliment! I need to update this page, I suppose. A bit past the beginner stage now, but not by much. 😉

  3. Hi Sharon, Thanks for following my photography blog. I hope you’re inspired. Love what you are doing on yours – glad you’re enjoying your DSLR! Your images are very appealing and your passion shows. Keep on shooting– you have a great eye. Will look forward to seeing more.

  4. Thanks for the recent visit to (and follow of) my blog.

    As a landscape photographer implanted in the American Midwest (I split my time evenly between the Chicago and Indianapolis areas) I can say this without reservation: capturing the essence of this region can be extremely challenging. (Photographers from other parts of the country–particularly the West–rarely grasp this until and unless they come here and try to do so…then they get it, in spades.)

    I really like what you’re doing with this blog.

    • Hello, Kerry, and thank you for the note! I almost wrote and said hi. I grew up in NW Indiana (Portage) and have family in Indy, so I am very familiar with your area!

      I agree it’s a challenge alright :). Having only been seriously shooting for less than a year, I’m still not yet settled on a style. But it’s getting there. I loved what you said about the changing seasons.

      I’m just thrilled that you wrote. Thanks so much! and I look forward to looking through your site and enjoying future posts. 🙂

      Sharon

      P.S. – I need to update this “about” page. 🙂

        • That’s a great post. Thank you.

          Regarding style, I often think of old adage “write what you know” – and try to apply it to Midwest photography: “shoot what you know (and like, of course!). I try not to worry about the rest. That being said, I took a trip to Europe last spring and got a good taste of why so many get the travel/photography bug.

          Thanks for your advice and words of encouragement. 🙂

  5. I’ll be following you, especially with the anticipation that you’ll show me midwest winter! I’m from the midwest myself, but haven’t lived through a snowy winter for many years. Photography of snow makes me yearn to spend one more such winter!

    • Hello Marso!

      🙂

      Thank you for your wonderful comments and the follow.

      I just looked at your page and it’s wonderful. I very much admire your combination of words *and* images. Prolific! I look forward to following along.

      Where in the midwest are you from? And where do you live now? I couldn’t tell, or perhaps I just didn’t look long enough…….

      I hope to shoot more B & W this winter thus I am hoping for a lot of snow! And knowing you’ll be watching gives me inspiration. So thank you.

      Great to meet you.

      Sharon

  6. Sharon,
    Your pictures are beautiful and the names are so unique to each picture! I can’t wait to see what you post next! It is great to see your work. ; )
    Connie

  7. Thank you for stopping by my visual dialogue and for the follow! 🙂
    You are a welcome. 🙂
    I like your black and white photograph.
    Greetings.

    Soul.

  8. Hey Sharon, I work for an art consulting company in Orlando Florida, and I have a client who is interested in using one of your images. I don’t see your direct contact information anywhere, so could you please email me asap? joshg@hg-arts.com
    Thanks, and keep up the beautiful work!!

  9. Hi Sharon – Wonderful images. Like one of your other viewers, we are an art consulting, design, and framing company and have a client interested in one of your images as well as learning more about other like images. As previously mentioned I did not see contact information. Could you kindly reach out to me at Jeff @ alpinemirror . com (spaces added to avoid bots picking it up). Thanks and I hope that we can work together! Jeff

  10. Hi Sharon…I was snooping around on another blog and found a photo of yours, checked out your blog…….and I’m hooked!
    Love your stuff and I’m looking forward to more of your great photography.
    Regards from a sojourner in the world of photography. ~ Dave

  11. hi just thought I’d stop by and tell you how much I like these images! In particular , I love the old barns/sheds and crop fields! Very talented and you have a great eye for photography! thanks again! I’ve been to the USA twice and love it, haven’t had a chance to see this part of the world, rural America doesn’t often feature in glossy travel mags as you could imagine, but what you have captured here is very spectacular in its own right! well done!

    • Hello Antony, thank you for such nice comments! I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts and happy you like what you saw. 🙂 🙂

      Yes, the Midwest is often called “flyover country” by many LA/NYC folks, but to anyone with a sensitive eye, there is a simple, stark beauty to the flat plains, sweeping horizons and open skies. I’m very happy you see that.

      Australia – WOW.

      I look forward to following you!

      Sharon

  12. Your work is A…mazing! You should share your link on facebook. I knew you had a great eye but, this blew me away. Love all of them!!!

  13. I’m a fledgling photographer and there is something about your photos that really draw me in. I’m from Oklahoma so a lot of these settings and backgrounds are something that hits home for me. I strive every day to have that “eye” for the shot that you definitely have. I thoroughly enjoyed going through your backlog of shots and hope to draw inspiration from them and hopefully improve mine as well. Keep up the great work and I always look forward to your work. Stay safe and have a great weekend!

    • Hello, and thank you for the wonderful feedback! I appreciate that you took the time to look through my site.

      I’m so happy to know you found some meaning in my images. There is no higher compliment than hearing your work resonates with someone.

      Sometimes we’re all just out there doing the work, feeling alone with it (a good thing), not always sure if we’re hitting the mark or not. It’s nice to know that the images can be universal. Thank you. 🙂

      I’ll pay your site a visit this weekend.

      Again, thanks so much! Keep shooting and enjoying every minute of it. 🙂 🙂

      • I will! When I started this new hobby I decided that I wanted to produce photos that were pleasing to my eye.. after that if someone else found them pleasing then it’s just icing on the cake. 🙂 Take care and stay safe!

  14. I am really happy to have come across your blog, Sharon. Your images are truly beautiful, and have a very calming effect on me. The auburn colours are my favourite, as I do love autumn :))

  15. “I feel it is the photographer’s job to record and share the world they inhabit, natural or otherwise. I hope my work reflects the Midwest and also reveals a bit of myself personally, as well.”

    Those lines might describe my blog as well. I am enjoying your photos – I live in Plainfield (SW Indianapolis). I have seen many of places similar to those you have displayed here. Yours is an excellent eye!

    • Hello Dennis,

      Thank you for the visit and comments. Your blog is lovely! I especially enjoyed your post of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – as it happens, I grew up in “the region” and spent my childhood summers at those very beaches. Aren’t they wonderful?

      Here’s to cornfields and rickety barns and wide, open spaces. 🙂

      Sharon

    • Hello Claudette,

      What a lovely comment, thanks very much. It has been quite a process — exciting and satisfying and soul nurturing in so many ways. I’ve put a lot into it but received much more in return.

      Your site is lovely (and so are you!).

      Thank you for the follow and for spending time looking around.

      I look forward to seeing your work and will give your blog a good viewing very soon.

      Thanks again.

      🙂

      • Lovely to meet you Sharon and thank you very much. Your effort shows in all the best ways, but have such a great eye as well. I look forward to seeing more of your photos as well. It’s like being on a hike through the countryside with you. 🙂

  16. Precisely what I noticed Sharon, your strength in composition. It sets you apart. Your images are way more than factual documents. They hold stories. They are captivating. They reveal the human condition. This is an exciting blog find into the new year. Simply marvelous. Happy new year. 🙂

  17. Incredible thing to meet at Lake Argyle yesterday afternoon . . . I wish I had all day to hike through your blog. Also incredible. I’ll be back, often. There is a nourishing serenity here that those of us from the Midwest appreciate almost as much as those from somewhere else.

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