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HomePhotographer of the Month - January 2021

Kevin Furst

Kevin Furst is a landscape and nature photographer who has a passion for exploring the outdoors. On any given day, you can find him knee deep in a cool mountain stream capturing waterfalls, kayaking along the banks of a lake looking for wildlife, or camping under the stars. Kevin is most at home when he is completely immersed in nature with his camera at the ready.

He has had an interest in photography since he was in middle school when his grandparents got him a 10 year subscription for National Geographic Magazine. He picked up his first film camera shortly after and joined the high school photo club and began developing his images in the darkroom. It was not until college that he made the transition from film to digital and tied his love for the outdoors with his love for photography.

Throughout college, he explored various camera systems when he became the campus photography studio and darkroom technician. Sony quickly became his system of choice because the lenses from his Minolta film camera fit the Sony Alpha bodies. Today he shoots with the Sony A7r III and Sigma Arts lenses.

Kevin's photography bucket list includes exploring more of our National Parks (Yosemite, Acadia, Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, and Arches), the Palouse, Pacific Northwest, and the Adirondacks. 

Q & A

What is your favorite genre and subject matter?

Landscape and nature photography. 

What do you enjoy most about photography?

I love the ability to share my love for nature and the outdoors with others. Photography is also a great way to relax and have some "me" time. 

Do you have a favorite picture?  If so why?

My favorite photos are a series of waterfall photos I took in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Toms Creek, Hornbecks Creek, Adams Creek) because it was an awesome several days with a good friend who is also a photographer. We were out before sunrise, stopped for coffee and breakfast, packed a lunch, and out until sunset. They may not be the best photos but it was the experience of sharing that time with a good friend and fellow photographer. 

Do you have a favorite spot you like to photograph?  

My favorite local spots to photograph are in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bear Creek Preserve, and the Pinchot State Forest - I love being able to see and explore the woods, streams, fields and mountains in one trip,

Photographic Goals:

Always looking for ways to improve my photography through workshops and shadowing other photographers and want to explore macro photography and black and white photography more. 

POTM January 2021
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