Nancy Lehrer: Story teller with a camera

If you live in Ventura County, you can find me at either the Thousand Oaks Photo Group or the Ventura County Camera Club.

Examining the Situation

My History of Photography

My first memory of taking photos was with a Kodak Brownie camera in the 5th grade at a beach-side camp. I was dubbed the camp photographer. A year later I decided to document the wedding reception of my grandmother’s 3rd wedding. Here’s the happy couple (I should have moved the bottle). I love the EXIF data on the side of the print: June 1968 – I was 9.

Growing up, I alwasy had a camera and my Dad always took photos (and still does) and this might be why. All the kids had our own Kodak Instamatics with those great 4-sided flash bulbs that could burn your little fingers off.

In 1978, I bought myself a Canon AE-1 which I used with a single 50mm lens to tell stories through 2000 when, alas, my career in Computer Science slowly overwhelmed my hobby. As is the story of many I meet, digital photography, with its every increasing quality and lightening fast feedback cycle, changed everything and allowed me to rekindle my passion and hone my skills to a level I would never have envisioned.

I love tromping in the mud, teaching, and above all telling stories. Whether landscapes or street, my images are intended to be viewed in groups, showing a progression and different views.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. patty November 19, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    Hi there! Just landed here due to an article that mentioned your oboe playing. (I get google alerts.) So do you still play?

    (I hope you don’t mind this rather random commenter jumping in here!)

    It’s interesting to read about your photography. This is something I’m not all great at, but my husband has certainly become an avid photographer. (http://www.gdanmitchell.com/)

    I’ll be checking out more of your blog. Thanks!

    • inancy November 20, 2010 / 12:34 am

      Patty, That’s just crazy. I’ve been following your husband on FB for some time. He does beautiful work. I don’t play any more – photography instead 🙂

  2. patty November 20, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Hmmm. Perhaps the photography world is like the oboe world, so many connections. And we happen to overlap due to your former oboe playing PLUS photography? Funny!

    No more playing = no more reeds. To me no more reeds = heaven. (Some year, some year ….)

    Nice to “meet” you!

  3. Richard August 12, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    Enjoyed your site. Great stuff.

  4. ajay goel November 24, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Great site…and great journey. I have traced you all the way here through the C&V community…such is the power of modern internet. Like you, photography is a rekindled passion, if you have some time, please do drop by at my website…www.openframe.co
    Until then…AJAY

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