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.