STEPHEN G. HOBSON
WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHS
July 1 – October 29, 2021
Stephen G. Hobson was born in Boston and grew up on the North Shore in Marblehead, MA. He is a retired paper company executive (Great Northern Paper). Following stations with Great Northern in Millinocket, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Stamford, CT, and back in Boston, Stephen and his family moved to the Portland area in 1986 and have lived in Maine for the past 33 years in Cumberland Foreside and now Yarmouth. He is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Stephen has had an active, life-long interest in and pursuit of the outdoors through sailing, fishing, and hunting. He has always loved photography as a hobby and an adjunct to his outdoor activities. Since he fully retired five years ago, he now has the opportunity to devote almost all his outdoor time to capturing photographic images of wildlife and some landscape subjects. Almost all of his subjects have been in Maine.
He is also the author of a book, A Flag Unfurled, which can be found on Amazon.
My “medium” is digital photography. I focus on wildlife and landscape subjects.
I use Nikon camera equipment – D810 and D500 digital pro camera bodies, and I use Nikon lenses ranging from 24 MM to 600 MM. Getting as close as possible to wildlife and the mechanics of composing landscape images and working with light conditions is the fun and challenge of what I do!
Aside from cropping and “dodging” and “burning” (I use Lightroom programs to enhance the image in the light and dark areas) to edit and enhance images and work with the metadata captured in camera and shot primarily in RAW format, I do not “photoshop” or add or remove things from my images. I remain faithful to an old photographer’s creed that “Making an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” This often-used statement really captures my sole interest, joy, and the challenge of my photography. Patience and being “there” at the right moment is all-important.