About Us

Duane and Lisa Newman have a love for nature that gives us our main focus for our photography. We first began our adventure with the camera on our first big trip together in 2003. We went through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado and while we only had a little 5MP point and shoot we really enjoyed trying to get that "perfect shot." For us this was the beginning of a new joint passion. We love to camp and hike and have done so in many places from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to the Great Smokey Mountains and many places in between. We have seen some of the most amazing things at these places and have frozen the moment in time for others to enjoy.

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As an Eagle Scout Duane’s passion for the outdoors and nature is realized in his photography. He has always had an interest in photography and it must run in his blood. His great grandfather was a photographer by trade and for many years his grandmother worked worked in her fathers studio adding color to photos before color film was in use. Duane works as software developer by day and the advent of digital photography has really been a catalyst pushing him forward after his love for photography.

Duane shoots with an Olympus E-500. His favorite lens at the moment is his Zuiko ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 telephoto lens. With a 2x crop factor that allows him to reach out and capture close sharp images with a 35mm film equivalent maximum focal length of 400mm.

Lisa

Lisa grew up with a good dose of outdoor Missouri. From fishing to camping her family spent a lot of time in nature. She loves to be outside and some of her favorite things to photograph are flowers and butterflies.

Lisa uses an Olympus E-330 (the first digital SLR with LiveView). Her favorite lens is her Zuiko 35mm f3.5 Macro lens. With 1:1 magnification it lets her bring out the details in the smallest of God’s creations.

We do all our work using the 4/3 system with Olympus E series cameras. We decided on the 4/3 system for a few reasons, some of which include: entry price, lens weight, picture quality, and innovation. The 4/3 system has now become quite popular with bodies available from Olympus, Panasonic, and Leica and many lens offered by Olympus, Panasonic, and Sigma. It has even expanded into the Micro 4/3 line with ever decreasing camera body sizes.

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