I have been a photographer since I was a child. I started with a Box Brownie camera, learned how to develop film and print black-and-white pictures while in high school, got into semi-professional photography in college, and have been a keen amateur photographer ever since. I’ve worn out SLR Pentaxes and Leicas (and even a Hasselblad), went digital in 1995 with Apple’s first camera (the Quicktake 150), and have steadily upgraded since then, exclusively with Canon cameras (Powershot series), until finally returning to SLRs with a Canon Digital Rebel XT. However, the XT is now traded in for a Canon EOS 80D, along with the Canon 70-300mm lens (the L version). I signed on to the very first iPhone in 2007, its camera really wasn’t that great, but have steadily upgraded to each version of the iPhone and currently have an iPhoneXS. Its camera rivals even the Canon 80D under certain circumstances, and each generation of iPhone gets better and better—plus it’s always available in my pocket.

  Soul of a bird.     ©2018 Sean Walmsley

Soul of a bird. ©2018 Sean Walmsley

   The new Canon 80D with the 70-300mm lens, while substantially heavier than my previous ones, will almost certainly accompany me on trips where my iPhones can't manage really sharp telephoto shots. In fact, it already has, on a trip to Ireland, where it allowed me to take shots that simply couldn't be taken with an iPhone.

     Up until iOS10 and MacOS Sierra, I was using Aperture  for managing and editing photographs, but Aperture is no longer supported on the Mac (and never was on iOS). And Photos for both MacOS and iOS has dramatically improved with its latest versions. So  I've switched to Photos for post-editing, with Pixelmator Pro  or Photoshop CC  for  finer tuning of digital photos.


Current Exhibitions

Saratoga Health and Wellness Ongoing Exhibition (Ongoing)

Saratoga Arts Member Exhibition ( November 10, 2018 - January 4, 2019)


Hummingbird Photos 

Abstract Photos (updated April 6, 2018)

iPhone 7Plus photos

iPhone X photos (updated 5/16/2018)

Latest Pics [updated 3/20/2017]

Waterscapes  (Updated 16 Oct 17)

Landscapes  (updated 16 Oct 17)



Weather (updated 3/20/17)



Montages [updated 1/8/2017]

Sunroom Photos (restricted)

Stage (restricted)

SMB (restricted)

TC/L (restricted)