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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.

 

October Light by Daniel Thompson

 

Orange...The New Green by Daniel Thompson

 

40 Mile Polarized Light by Daniel Thompson

 

Wood Duck by Daniel Thompson

 

Lighted Parking by Daniel Thompson

 

Woodward at Night by Daniel Thompson

 

The Fox at Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

CoPa Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Southgate Morning Nature by Daniel Thompson

 

St Ignace Light by Daniel Thompson

 

Point Iroquois Pano Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Into The Gitchigumi Night by Daniel Thompson

 

Point Iroquois Tower View Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Zeus by Daniel Thompson

 

Tricia's Rose BWY 2 by Daniel Thompson

 

The Fire Fly by Daniel Thompson

 

Tricia's Rose in Black White and Yellow by Daniel Thompson

 

Old No. 7 Black White and Blue by Daniel Thompson

 

Black White and Yellow Eyed Susies' by Daniel Thompson

 

The Ferris Wheel Zooming 7/10/14 by Daniel Thompson

 

The Ferris Wheel 7/10/14 by Daniel Thompson

 

Southgate Boardwalk Retro by Daniel Thompson

 

The USS Columbia 8.5.14 by Daniel Thompson

 

Tricia's Rose 8.6.14 by Daniel Thompson

 

An All American Sunrise pano by Daniel Thompson

 

Hartwick Pines Chapel BWG by Daniel Thompson

 

Sunday Sailing by Daniel Thompson

 

Hartwick Chapel Pano by Daniel Thompson

 

Broken Birch BWG by Daniel Thompson

 

Tawas Point Light Retro Mode by Daniel Thompson

 

Backyard Bunny in Black White and Green by Daniel Thompson

 

Moffit Bridge in Black White and Green by Daniel Thompson

 

An All-American Sunrise by Daniel Thompson

 

A Light Wind by Daniel Thompson

 

Electric Butterfly by Daniel Thompson

 

Growing History by Daniel Thompson

 

A West Branch 4th by Daniel Thompson

 

Illuminations to Salute America by Daniel Thompson

 

Doorway To The Past by Daniel Thompson

 

Cross Walk by Daniel Thompson

 

Back Fire 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Sunset Hay rolls 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Detroit and Lima Northern Railway No. 7 by Daniel Thompson

 

A Proven Winner by Daniel Thompson

 

Drive Wheels DM by Daniel Thompson

 

Round House Doors DM 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

Black Eyed Post by Daniel Thompson

 

Iargo Time by Daniel Thompson