Me climbing in Idaho
Me climbing in Idaho

My name is Mark Howard Webster I am an artist and a teacher of web design at a technical college. I paint in both pastels and oils. I prefer to paint outside, but when the rains set in I also enjoy portraits and still lives. I always work from life. It usually makes my work less precise, but I like it that way. If you need it perfect, use a camera.

I have been a rock climber since 1977. Yes, it is a dangerous sport, but so is driving a car. Like with a car, there are things you can do to make it as safe as possible. None of us get out of here alive, so you might as well have some fun along the way.

I’ve been taking photographs since the 1960’s. I’ve had every kind of camera, from point and shoot  to 4×5 large format cameras. When I was a pressman I used cameras that were so large they had their own room, and a sheet of film was 20×25 inches. The principles of photography never change: light, composition, film speed (ISO), shutter, aperture and lens choice.

My current camera is a Canon 6D, or a Sony RX100, depending on how light I want to pack.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Remember me? Sounds like your having fun!!, nice to hear that your “still”having fun, Tom (Capitol City Press, retired)

    1. Tom,
      Of course I remember you! I remember all my printing jobs. Your shop was one of the best I worked in. I loved that GTOZ with alcolor. It looks like your shop is still doing well. I’m teaching half time, and painting half time. Hope you are enjoying your retirement. I doubt if I can ever retire.
      – mark

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