For Thomas Maugham, photography has been a big part of his life for almost fifty years. However, even though his maternal grandfather was an ardent photographer, he never took it seriously until he was stationed in Europe in the US Army. There he learned to see the beauty of the world we all live in through the lens of his Nikon F and he developed a strong passion and desire to share his vision. Over the years Thomas has strived to perfect his craft by studying the work of many photographers, including Ansel Adams, George Lepp, Galen Rowell, John Shaw, and painters such as Claude Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe.

Thomas can shoot anything that has photographic potential, but his preference is to capture the beauty that is provided by Mother Nature. This combines his two passions of photography, and being in the great outdoors. There is a specific beauty you cannot replace in nature. He used his Nikon film camera for many years, shooting various rolls of color slide film. Since his main profession was working in computers, he quickly learned to embrace the world of digital processing and he became a user of Adobe Photoshop pretty early on. Once he acquired one of the first Hewlett-Packard Photosmart color printers and also a film scanner, he has never looked back. In early 2007, Thomas converted to a Canon digital camera, and now everything he shoots is totally digital. He does all his own printing and processing, which allows him to have full creative and technical control over everything he does.

Thomas has won numerous contests including the New England Council of Camera Clubs in both 2012 and 2013, the Glennie Nature Exhibition in 2008, and the Martin Bailey Photography in 2012, as well as many other local contests.


Thomas recently placed as an honorable mention at the New Brunswick Art Salon 2018 — Photography: “A Facility for Photogenia” awarded by Andrew Darlow.

“Full Moon” by Thomas Maugham

 


Artist Statement

Photography has been a big part of my life for almost fifty years. Although my maternal grandfather was an ardent photographer, I never seriously picked up a camera until I was in the US Army stationed in Europe. I soon learned to see the beauty of the world in which I live through the lens of my Nikon F and I developed a strong desire to share that vision. During the intervening years I have strived to polish my craft by studying the work of photographers including Ansel Adams, George Lepp, Galen Rowell, John Shaw, and painters such as Claude Monet and Georgia O’Keefe.

Although I am attracted to anything photographic, my preference is to capture the beauty provided by Mother Nature. I eagerly combine two passions, photography and just being in the great outdoors. I used my Nikon film camera for many years and have shot many, many rolls of color slide film. Since my profession was in computers, I quickly embraced the world of digital processing and became an early user of Adobe Photoshop. I acquired one of the first Hewlett-Packard Photosmart color printers and then a film scanner and never looked back. In early 2007 I converted to a Canon digital camera and I am now totally digital. I do all my own processing and printing so I have full creative and technical control over everything I do.

 

CV

EDUCATION

  • Courses in basic photography and laboratory techniques in the United States Army
  • Various on-line and classroom instruction on Adobe Photoshop
  • Own and read many books and other publication on advanced photographic techniques

EXHIBITS

  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Washington Children’s Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
  • Artway Gallery, Plainsboro, NJ
  • Various other local venues

CONTESTS WON

  • New England Council of Camera Clubs, 2012
  • New England Council of Camera Clubs, 2013
  • Glennie Nature Exhibition, 2008
  • Martin Bailey Photography, 2012
  • Various other local contests

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