Photography has been my life. I was always curious about what went on inside the camera and in the darkroom. Photography was something mysterious--a little bit of magic plus a little bit of science. It was alchemy. I ventured forth to turn silver halide crystals into gold.
Like all photographers I started out as a hobbyist. From home darkrooms to industrial photo labs and in various studios and on-location as a commercial photographer. I have assisted many professional photographers, worked in various labs and studios.
My education was from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo,Iowa. There I received my associate of applied arts degree in photography. I am an alumni of the Winona School of Professional Photography, formally sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America Inc. I have attended various photographic seminars, college art classes, a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild, and I have a sales & marketing certificate from the Minnesota School of Business.
I have been a distributor of postcards & brochures for Koppel Color and McGrew Color Graphics. I have published postcards and brochures for the hospitality trade and other businesses and also licensed Twin City scenic photography to postcard publishers. I was owner of PHOTO-ED, an on-demand publisher of photographic booklets. These booklets sold to other photographers for photographic instruction.
Photography is a great hobby and profession. I use both digital and film cameras. I enjoy photography as an art form. I am single and living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lonnie Paulson joined Fine Art America on November 2nd, 2012.