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Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Woodhaven, MI

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I was born and raised in south (Downriver) Detroit, and I still live there. I grew up as the 4th of 5 kids to a teacher and stay at home turned real estate agent mom. I owe who I am and all my skills and artistry to them. My parents put a camera in my hands almost right from the beginning with my dad’s wait 60 seconds and pull inst-o-matic, then to my own 110 with a cube flash, and finally a point and shoot 35mm. To say the least I was hooked. My 3 older brothers and younger sister added their own special touch to making me the photographer I am.

My oldest brother, Dave, earned his degree in Math from Wayne State. What he taught me was work smart and to work out the problem (shot) in advance using the tools you have to work with. My second brother, Larry, introduced me to the magic of a SLR. He showed me how to use it, and what I could do with it. My youngest brother, Gary, was/is an artist, and taught me composition and creativity. My sister Lynette, well like it or not was more times than she would have liked was a modal for my learning. They all made me possible. I can’t thank them enough.

Since my start in freelance back at Carlson high school in Gibraltar, MI. After graduation I went Eastern Michigan University. I worked my way through school with 2 important jobs. The first of these jobs was with The Henry Ford (and Greenfield Village), of which I am a member, and fan of their annual Hallowe’en Nights, to this day. My other position was as a staff photographer and sales rep for Auto Trader. I couldn’t believe it. I got paid to shoot pictures…a dream fulfilled. I was also doing other freelance work for others, too. After I graduated I landed a studio manager position with a big box store photo studio. I both loved it, and hated it. I got to go to work and shoot pictures all day. The problem I was having was that I was limited what and how I was shooting. It was becoming too much a job and was killing my passion. I left to something else, and decided to limit myself to shooting what I want, and working with people that will accept letting me do that for them. I am much happier now.

My life has much more to offer than what I have put here. I am currently working in the insurance industry to pay the bills, and help people at the same time. My photography work can be seen at fine Art America, and on how-to blog, “How to take great pictures the Dan Thompson way.” I’m much happier being free to shoot when and what I want. Life is good.

 

The Last One by Daniel Thompson

 

Detroit Polarized by Daniel Thompson

 

Winter Detroit Pano RM by Daniel Thompson

 

Fairlane wall iPhone 6s by Daniel Thompson

 

Abandonded Farm Door by Daniel Thompson

 

The Pathway bwg by Daniel Thompson

 

Hearts A Flutter by Daniel Thompson

 

Light Hearts A Glow With The Joy Of Love by Daniel Thompson

 

The King of Angles by Daniel Thompson

 

A Light Rain by Daniel Thompson

 

A Superior Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

The Light Tower by Daniel Thompson

 

The Carpenters cross by Daniel Thompson

 

Fall Waters by Daniel Thompson

 

The Falls at River Place BW by Daniel Thompson

 

The Ste Claire by Daniel Thompson

 

Moonshine Run by Daniel Thompson

 

The Ornamental Christmas by Daniel Thompson

 

Private Property bw by Daniel Thompson

 

November Coming by Daniel Thompson

 

The other side... pano 2015 by Daniel Thompson

 

A Portrait of The Scout's Bridge 2015 by Daniel Thompson

 

The Rush of Fall by Daniel Thompson

 

A Banner Fall by Daniel Thompson

 

Public Accesss Dawn by Daniel Thompson

 

October Memories by Daniel Thompson

 

Private Property NO TESSPASSING by Daniel Thompson

 

Winter Coming by Daniel Thompson

 

Dawn Bark by Daniel Thompson

 

Old Glory Over The Straits rm by Daniel Thompson

 

The North Shore by Daniel Thompson

 

Maple Ridge Fence Post DM by Daniel Thompson

 

Manistique by Daniel Thompson

 

Looking South DM by Daniel Thompson

 

A Moffit Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Polarized Light-House by Daniel Thompson

 

Look Up by Daniel Thompson

 

2015 Bridge Walkers DM by Daniel Thompson

 

Crushed Heart in Punk Mode by Daniel Thompson

 

Lighthouse Manistique Retro Pano by Daniel Thompson

 

Munising Falls BWG by Daniel Thompson

 

Wagner Falls by Daniel Thompson

 

Alger Falls by Daniel Thompson

 

Big Mac DM by Daniel Thompson

 

Wagner Falls BWG by Daniel Thompson

 

Art By God...Signed by Daniel Thompson

 

Dix-Toledo by Daniel Thompson

 

Light Atom by Daniel Thompson