About Wenda Pyman Photography
I am a landscape, nature and travel photographer. I'm basically self taught but honed my skills by taking workshops from some of the greats, starting with Ansel Adams in 1978. Over the years I have taken courses to refine my techniques and my “art of seeing” at University of California Berkeley Extension courses, ASUC Studios and Future Light Workshops. I entered the digital world in 2007 and has found that it enables me to go beyond the limitations of film. I tend to use these tools to leverage my creative vision while still embracing realism.
My body of work reflects my all-consuming passion to capture diverse patterns and imagery, both locally and worldwide. For me, it is not just about finding a perfect location or composition, but finding harmony and balance between elements of color, lines, texture and shapes that speaks to me and the viewer. Photography for me is a means of self-expression as well as an outlet from the stresses of everyday life.
I always say that any of my images that "knock your socks off" is directly proportional to the amount of effort I endured in getting that special shot. Getting up at the crack of dawn, standing in freezing water, fighting off hungry mosquitoes, climbing hills and mountains with 30 pounds of camera equipment, worrying about mountain lions, all pays off when I am successful in intercepting the perfect light that can transform a scene. Consequently, there usually is an interesting story behind each successful image.
My exhibit venues cover Danville, Lamorinda, Oakland and San Francisco. My images have graced CD album covers, calendars, magazines and the walls of collectors, both locally and internationally. My portfolio includes images from India, Europe, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and, more recently, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Vietnam. When I am not globetrotting, I wander the hills of the East Bay, Lamorinda and Mount Diablo. I can also be found retail venues such as Handworks of Danville and Moraga Art Gallery,Moraga. Samples of my artistic style can be found at my website: www.wendapyman.com/galleries. My Photoshelter website is currently being updated to accommodate orders and special requests on line.