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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.

 

Maple Ridge Dusk by Daniel Thompson

 

DIA Stairs by Daniel Thompson

 

The Trillium by Daniel Thompson

 

US-20 by Daniel Thompson

 

Bellagio's Glass Ceiling by Daniel Thompson

 

Pablo Picasso Gallery and Patron by Daniel Thompson

 

The Woodward Ave Gallery Panorama by Daniel Thompson

 

Looking South by Daniel Thompson

 

The Family Farm by Daniel Thompson

 

Grand Haven Light in Black and White by Daniel Thompson

 

Superior Boardwalk by Daniel Thompson

 

Frozen Chanel Light by Daniel Thompson

 

Hay Roll in Black and White by Daniel Thompson

 

Hay Rolls at Sunset by Daniel Thompson

 

Lighthouse Close-Up by Daniel Thompson

 

Round House interior Shot by Daniel Thompson

 

History in Motion at Night by Daniel Thompson

 

Watching History Go By... by Daniel Thompson

 

Zink Rd Farm 1 in Winter White by Daniel Thompson

 

By Land and Air... 30s Style by Daniel Thompson

 

Last Winter ? by Daniel Thompson

 

Dock Ruins Sunrise Christmas Eve 2013 by Daniel Thompson

 

Chtistmas dock 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

December Moon 1 by Daniel Thompson

 

40 Mile in Black and White by Daniel Thompson

 

Fishtown by Daniel Thompson

 

Gothic Power by Daniel Thompson

 

Roundhouse Working No. 3 by Daniel Thompson

 

Centenial Farm Barn by Daniel Thompson

 

Shade Tree by Daniel Thompson

 

Orange Hat Season by Daniel Thompson

 

Footprints...MI Style...Thank you Jesus by Daniel Thompson

 

Merry Christmas by Daniel Thompson

 

Woodhaven Light Waves by Daniel Thompson

 

A Light Smile by Daniel Thompson

 

Lightshrooms by Daniel Thompson

 

Flock of Lightgulls by Daniel Thompson

 

Three Red Barn Windows by Daniel Thompson

 

Red Barn Window by Daniel Thompson

 

Canopy 2013 by Daniel Thompson

 

Drive Wheels B-n-W by Daniel Thompson

 

Benches and A Big Mac by Daniel Thompson

 

Munising Fall B and W Wash by Daniel Thompson

 

Looking North by Daniel Thompson

 

Maple Ridge Sunset 2013 by Daniel Thompson

 

Shingles by Daniel Thompson

 

Silhouetted Sunrise by Daniel Thompson

 

The Hotel California by Daniel Thompson