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My name is Steve Raley, and I've been making photographic images, both professionally and for my own pleasure since I was a young lad.

For me, the journey began with the Kodak Hawkeye FlashFun camera I received one Christmas. Nothing, and no one was safe; I’m afraid I became quite annoying to family, friends and critters alike. I turned a page in high school when I enrolled in a photography class. My father gave me his Argus C44R 35mm rangefinder camera; I signed up for the yearbook staff and became annoying to a whole new group of people.

The journey continued and I found myself in uniform as a Marine Corps photographer; official portraits, still life images, accident investigations, photo spreads for print publications, award presentations…whatever was needed. At the end of this chapter, photography was relegated to “hobby” status, and as…

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  • Joined January 18, 2009

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Color, Light, Dark, Shades of Gray, Imagination and Perspective

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About

My name is Steve Raley, and I've been making photographic images, both professionally and for my own pleasure since I was a young lad.

For me, the journey began with the Kodak Hawkeye FlashFun camera I received one Christmas. Nothing, and no one was safe; I’m afraid I became quite annoying to family, friends and critters alike. I turned a page in high school when I enrolled in a photography class. My father gave me his Argus C44R 35mm rangefinder camera; I signed up for the yearbook staff and became annoying to a whole new group of people.

The journey continued and I found myself in uniform as a Marine Corps photographer; official portraits, still life images, accident investigations, photo spreads for print publications, award presentations…whatever was needed. At the end of this chapter, photography was relegated to “hobby” status, and as time went by I found myself picking up my camera less and less.

The journey may have ended with that, except one day I realized that something was missing, and after some reflection I understood that “something” was photography. I picked up my camera again and started shooting. I saved up my “shekels”, bought myself a Canon EOS 40D digital outfit and here I am, dangerous all over again.

I am inspired by the interplay between light and dark, and while I tend to favor black and white imagery, I recognize that some images not only look better in color, but actually require color to make their statement.

I am a proud member of the "Photographers of Etsy" (POE), "Men Of Etsy" (MOE) and "EtsyRain" Street Teams.

Visit my other shop, "Wandering Eye" at http://www.wanderingeye.etsy.com.

I can also be found at my website and gallery: http://www.eyepiphany.com; there are many images here that are not listed on Etsy. If you see anything there you like, please send me a convo and I'll be more than happy to create a listing for you.

You can also follow me on my blog at:

http://photogrunt.blogspot.com

And, I am a regular contributor on the Photographers of Etsy blog:

http://photographersofetsy.blogspot.com/

Thank you for visiting my shop and for your interest in my work. Come back soon, and often; often would be good!

I bid you peace.


Male; Not born yesterday

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