emile-abbott-photography.com: Bio

Portrait: Emile Abbott I am a retired Internal medical specialist in the Texas border town of Del Rio, Texas located in Val Verde County. I am male, 78 years old and married to Frances for 53 years with two sons, one a MBA in Atlanta and the other a PhD teaching at Stetson Univ. in Deland, Florida. I was in the US Navy for 11 years during the Vietnam era and lived in the orient for 3 years. I have traveled extensively and been doing photography since 1960's first with Canon, Minolta and Nikonus V film cameras and moved to digital in the late 1990's. First digital camera was Agfa 1.6 megapixel.

I am now shooting with Canon EOS 1 Mark IV, 5D, 20D bodies and Canon Powershot SX50HS. The lenses I am currently using include: Canon EF70-200 F2.8L, Canon EF 24-105 F4L IS, Canon EF 17-40 F4L, Sigma 180 F3.5 Macro EX DG, Sigma 50 F1.4 EX DG, Tamron 28-300 lens, Canon EF75-300 F4-5.6 IS, EF-S17-85 IS lenses. I use two Canon 580EX II speedlites with a Canon STE2 transmitter and Canon Remote Controller TC 80N3. I shoot in RAW and JPEG formats and I use an Apple MacBookPro with Aperture3,lightroom5, CS3, Nik Suite, OnOne Perfect Suite 6 for my post-processing along with various plug-ins.

I pay strict attention to all the elements of good composition, lighting, exposure, framing, color, patterns, line, shape, texture, form, background, depth of field and perspective in my captures. I will do most anything to get the shot and capturing the moment , emotion or what is unique about that particular situation.

I am self-taught with a wide list of influences. I have been a member of and posted on Better Photo, Fan Art Review, National Assoc of Photoshop Professionals, JPG, Facebook, Viewbug, 500PX and Flicker. I have had many photographic exhibitions and art shows, won awards and juried contests and had captures selected for brochures, music CD albums, advertisements and support for environmental issues. I have 17 Photographic Books published (available at Blurb.com) and others in the works.

I am also currently photographing weddings. I hope you enjoy my artistic photography. Feel free to comment on any of my captures or contact me personally via email at egabbott@rocketmail.com .
Emile G. Abbott, MD