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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 Freak Out by Daniel Thompson

 

You spin me... by Daniel Thompson

 

Traveling Midway by Daniel Thompson

 

RxR Bridge polarized by Daniel Thompson

 

Sunrise BASF by Daniel Thompson

 

John 8.12 by Daniel Thompson

 

Spectors of the Straits by Daniel Thompson

 

Fading Spector of the Straits by Daniel Thompson

 

Cannons and Cabin by Daniel Thompson

 

Laker and The Big Mac by Daniel Thompson

 

Snodgrass Cabin and Cannon by Daniel Thompson

 

Firing Line by Daniel Thompson

 

Eastern Market Painted Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

Labo Rd. by Daniel Thompson

 

Falling Down by Daniel Thompson

 

Coffee Cup by Daniel Thompson

 

GT40 side view by Daniel Thompson

 

Barn Van Dyke by Daniel Thompson

 

Maple Ridge Barn Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Winter Spin... Swan Style by Daniel Thompson

 

Headwater Lights 2 by Daniel Thompson

 

Headwater Lights by Daniel Thompson

 

Winter Farm by Daniel Thompson

 

Willow Rd Sunset 2.27.2014 by Daniel Thompson

 

Red Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

Winter Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Pinstripe Close up by Daniel Thompson

 

Abandonded Barn West Wall by Daniel Thompson

 

Abandonded Barn East Wall by Daniel Thompson

 

White Zink Rd. Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

The Abandoned Barn Interior Pano 2.14 by Daniel Thompson

 

Country Valentine by Daniel Thompson

 

CSX 975 2.13.14...1500 by Daniel Thompson

 

Frosted Pine Branch by Daniel Thompson

 

Frosted Wires by Daniel Thompson

 

Zink Rd. by Daniel Thompson

 

Zink Rd Farm 1 Big Barn 2.2014 by Daniel Thompson

 

Zink Rd Farm 1 Small Barn Winter 2.2014 by Daniel Thompson

 

Labo Rd Barn Pano by Daniel Thompson

 

Yellow Rose at The Memorial by Daniel Thompson

 

Washington Monumental by Daniel Thompson

 

State Line Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

Lenewee Farm Out Building by Daniel Thompson

 

Fish'n by Daniel Thompson

 

Dock by Daniel Thompson

 

Campus Marcus Winter Night by Daniel Thompson

 

ren Cen at Night by Daniel Thompson

 

BASF Dawn by Daniel Thompson