About me

Kenneth Morris - Photographer

This is an image Ken Morris: I'm an avid professional photographer residing in Underhill, Vermont and a member of several Photo Groups in the Burlington, Vermont area.

My formal training consists of a few classes at an early age in landscape and portrait oil painting, some photographic darkroom experience and a life longlong passion for the photographic arts.

My goal is to elicit in the viewer an emotional connection to the image that I had when creating my work.

I like to try different approaches to marketing photography and have gone from cutting my own mats, making my own frames from hardwoods like walnut, to printing "Gallery Wrap" on canvas and building my own canvas stretcher frames. I print my own images using Epson PIGMENT ink (most inkjet printers use dye ink) on Epson or Red River archival paper and canvas.

Some History

Co-founded in 2005 the "Focal Point Photography Discussion Group" which still meets at 6:30pm to 8:30pm the 2nd Monday of each month at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, Vermont.

I was a judge for the 2008 27th congressional Art Competition for Vermont High School finalists at the W. T. Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier.

Many awards at the Champlain Valley Exposition over the years, including "Best of Show" in Photography 2009. Voted most popular image by viewers at the Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont at their opening show 2010.

Featured Artist at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont where I gave demonstrations on printing on canvas and Photoshop for ten days in Aug/Sept 2013.

My Equipment

Having fully transitioned from 35mm film and my Canon D90 camera, my work horse is a SONY Alpha100 with three lenses, an 18mm to 70mm zoom, a 75mm to 300mm telephoto, and my travel lens, a Tamron 18mm to 270mm.

In Addition I carry a Panasonic DMC-FX75 14MB pocket camera which offers a zoom range from a 24mm-equivalent wide-angle to a moderate 120mm-equivalent telephoto. The minimum focusing distance for the Panasonic DMC-FX75 is ordinarily half a meter, but drops to just three centimeters when switched to Macro mode.

In February 2014, added a Nikon D7100 with two zoom lenses, Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR & Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mmf/4.5-5.6G ED VR and a fixed Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX.

  • Nikon D7100 DSLR
  • Sony Alpha A100 DSLR
  • Panasonic DMC-FX75 (pocket camera - 14Mb)
  • Canon T90 35mm film SLR

I shoot almost exclusively in RAW except for the pocket camera which has only JPG.

My Philosophy

This is an image Always have a camera ready.

It takes a 100 shots to get a good image and 1000 to get a great image. (ie. take a lot of images and cull later.) After you take the shot, move around, there might be a better perspective.

If Ansel Adams had Photoshop he would have used it...