Steve Brown Photography
Steve Brown has been a local of the Tahoe region since 1970. As an avid backpacker, he bought his first SLR camera to document his trips in the Sierra, as well as National Park and Wilderness areas throughout the western United States. Many of his trips involved several weeks of trekking at a time, both summer and winter. In fact, during the “Storm of the Century” a few years ago, Steve had prepared for a three day snow camp in hope to photograph Desolation Wilderness but ended up being pinned down for eight days under twelve feet of snow.Several worn out camera systems later, Steve still finds the Tahoe basin his favorite subject material and spends most of his spare time seeking out unique vantage points in out-of-the-way places around the basin. This usually means a lot of off-trail exploration and bushwhacking throughout the year.
Steve likes to explore the creative potential of digital imaging as well. The camera can only record a very limited exposure range compared to the human eye; extreme shadows and highlights are often sacrificed in the final printed image. Experimentation with High Dynamic Range has opened up creative opportunities that allow the camera to see what the eye sees by broadening the exposure range of the image while preserving the natural “feel” of the subject. This technique lends itself particularly well to canvas, a medium that has been the focus of Steve’s recent offerings. Steve also prints on aluminum metal.
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