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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 Winter White Wedding Bridge by Daniel Thompson

 

US 2 Barn Portrait by Daniel Thompson

 

16 Christmas Lights 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Maple Ridge Fall Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

The Scouts Bridge 102216 by Daniel Thompson

 

STOVER by Daniel Thompson

 

Wall 48183 16 by Daniel Thompson

 

Green Gold Vase by Daniel Thompson

 

Pointe Aux Barquis Lighthouse 11.5.16 by Daniel Thompson

 

October Country 2016 by Daniel Thompson

 

Lake Michigan 16 by Daniel Thompson

 

NO PARKING any time by Daniel Thompson

 

Untitled tile pattern 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

The October Rose by Daniel Thompson

 

Stonewalled16 by Daniel Thompson

 

Iargo in Black and Blue by Daniel Thompson

 

Untitled 2016 by Daniel Thompson

 

Tree Speed by Daniel Thompson

 

ATF 2015 by Daniel Thompson

 

Parking lot sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Forest Through The Trees by Daniel Thompson

 

Dreamers by Daniel Thompson

 

Southern Border Crossers by Daniel Thompson

 

St. Joseph Lights by Daniel Thompson

 

8.27.2016 6.59 am by Daniel Thompson

 

Morning Air by Daniel Thompson

 

A Sunday At The Beach by Daniel Thompson

 

Down In The Valley by Daniel Thompson

 

The Smallness Of Man by Daniel Thompson

 

Where Giants Meet by Daniel Thompson

 

Y.C.F. 7.16.16 by Daniel Thompson

 

The Bridge To... by Daniel Thompson

 

Main Street by Daniel Thompson

 

Luna Azul by Daniel Thompson

 

Arch Rock by Daniel Thompson

 

A Light Rain In Hockey-Town by Daniel Thompson

 

USJ 16 by Daniel Thompson

 

Beauty Amongst The Weeds by Daniel Thompson

 

The Bay View by Daniel Thompson

 

In The Beginning... by Daniel Thompson

 

Mid-Span 2013 by Daniel Thompson

 

The Fire Man by Daniel Thompson

 

The Battle Wages On... by Daniel Thompson

 

Yellow-Gray LS.1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Yellow v.1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Untitled 1 Pzd by Daniel Thompson

 

Marblehead Light Retro by Daniel Thompson

 

Marblehead Zen by Daniel Thompson