About Kim Murphy Photography
I have always loved being out in nature. I always took a small point and shoot camera with me on my adventures in the great outdoors.
In 2009, at the age of 55, I decided to invest some time into learning about photography. I bought a Canon Rebel DSLR and at that time only knew how to turn it on and off. I took a landscape photography class from Nick Carver and subsequently private photography lessons. Nick graciously shared with me his vast knowledge and experience of photography. He makes it easy to understand photography. Soon I was able to operate my camera in the manual mode and learned advanced photography techniques. With that knowledge and with some hard work and determination my photography began to evolve.
Nick offers classes, on-line classes and private lessons. Nick is not only a fantastic teacher but an incredible artist. His work will inspire you. Check out his gallery of work at his website as well as his line-up of services.
My passion is landscape photography but I also enjoy photographing wildlife and flowers.
Ansel Adams said, "The whole world is, to me, very much "alive"- all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can't look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life - the things going on - within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood."
I am inspired by the work of Nick Carver, Ansel Adams, Sebastiao Salgado, Cole Thompson, Galen Rowell, Gregory Crewdson and Dorthea Lange.
I have always loved black and white film photography. I love the timeless look of it. In August of 2013 I decided to try my hand at it. I bought a used Canon 1V film camera and some black and white film. I love film photography and it's challenges. Check out my galleries of black and white film photography.
I have learned a lot from my journey with photography, the most important being, patience. I love every minute that I'm outdoors in nature with my camera. I never tire of it. It brings me immense happiness, peace and solitude.
There is so much beauty in our world. I've tried to capture some of it and hope my images inspire you to get out there and experience nature.
I hope you enjoy my images.