Nikon 85mm F1.8 : Exceptional Portrait Lens!

Spending a few hours at the lake, camp fire, beers. An an exceptional addition to my array of Nikon lenses…the famous, and infamous 85mm portrait lens. Often in life we will ask ourselves where have you been all these years! This is a wonderful lens.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011

Open Shutter Gallery: TRAVEL

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010. All Rights Reserved.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. Durango will exhibit a show titled “TRAVEL”, a collection of images from community members of Durango. Local amateur and professional photographers will be showcasing their work at the Gallery for the community show. The exhibit begins Friday, January 8th and continues through January 20th, 2010.

The show consists of both color and black and white photographs entered by community members highlighting the theme of the exhibit. Come enjoy the creative and wonderful images as seen through the eyes and lenses our local artists. This is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

Please join us for the opening reception and to meet our local photographers, Friday January 8th 5PM – 8PM. For more information contact the Open Shutter Gallery at 382-8355 or visit

Cheers, Jeremy

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Angelina Rubio

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Angelina Rubio revisits Cuba through David Alan Harvey’s photographs. Having spent time in Cuba herself, the images of Cuban culture evoke emotion and happiness. Stories of day to day Cuban life are shared amongst family and friends during her graduation party.

Nina and her tia page through Harvey’s book following a traditional home cooked meal of Carne Asada and Civiche. Angelina works in the field of medicine; she is a kind, talented and generous individual!

I chose these images for their quite, personal feel, I hope you enjoy them!

Cheers, Jeremy

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley. All Rights Reserved.

Close to Home: A Portrait Piece

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009.

Smoked Brisket, Horseshoes, Mountain Streams, Fly-Fishing, Country Air, Cold Tecate, Friends, Family, Dogs, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Cowboy Beans, Fireworks, Lakeshore, Nikon Cameras, Canon Cameras, Smoke, Laughter and Quite Moments- A Celebration of Independence.

I chose these images for their intimacy and the serenity I was able to capture during these candid moments. While each of the individuals knew I was shooting, I was careful to capture moments of conversation, or the subtle rehearsed action of smoking, thereby drawing the attention away from my lens. The exception might be an above image of Garrett shot following a brief rain storm, where I asked my subject to “hold up” for a picture, the rest came naturally!

Final Edit.

Garrett Ross in the spotlight….