Another of our wonderful camera giveaways has come and gone and we are now thrilled to announce that Rick Wright is the lucky winner from our January giveaway! He was lucky enough to win a brand new Canon 5D Mark III!
Rick moved around with his family while he was growing up living in Upstate New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, as well as spending five years in Great Britain but when people ask he says his home is Stow, Massachusetts. He spent several years earning degrees at Cornell University then attended seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Rick, his wife and two daughters now live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the past 15 years. He serves as a minister with internationals at a Baptist church and sometimes teach Biblical Hebrew as an adjunct instructor at Louisiana State University.
We want to introduce you to Rick and tell you a little more about himself and how he started his photography journey.
How did you first get into photography?
“I started in high school when I invested in a Nikon FG20 35mm that took fantastic photographs.”
What is your favorite thing to photograph?
“I like to photograph mostly nature, art, historical sites and artifacts, and anything that strikes me as funny or interesting.”
What type of style would you say fits you best?
“To me the universe is not full of things so much as it is full of creatures – and everything in creation (no matter how large such as a star or small such as a blade of grass) is somehow unique. I would describe my style as trying to capture the uniqueness – in a sense the personality – and the place within creation of everything I photograph.”
What is your most favorite shoot you have ever had and why?
“My favorite shoot was two years ago at my sister’s wedding on the Minnesota north shore right along Lake Superior. I took dozens of photographs of the beautiful scenery – water, shoreline, rocks and trees.”
What was your first reaction when you found out you won the camera?
“Of course my first reaction was whether this was for real. Along with disbelief that out of the thousands of others who entered, I would actually win something. Then I was deeply grateful for and excited about winning a camera of such high quality.”
Are there any other fun or interesting facts about you that you would like to share?
“I love astronomy and animals, I play the bassoon, and enjoy music (especially classical, opera, and liturgical).”
Congrats again to Rick! We are so happy you winning this camera will help you photograph more and more of the unique parts of life that you love.