For the most part I think of myself more as an "appreciator"
than a "creator." I see something, most often some pattern in
the natural world, that I want to show you, and I do it, using
photography as my medium. Any adjustments I make to enhance
a mood, remove distractions or the like tend to be pretty
elementary. If any scenes here seem particularly striking or
unusual, well, mainly it's because they were.
In general, anyway. I recently added another Gallery for images
that do not fit that description. It happens that I occasionally
play games with my images, sometimes to see if I can salvage a
disappointing image by taking it in a different direction rather
than just deleting it, sometimes for the sake of experimentation
or just curiosity. Sometimes I really like the results and have
exhibited them. But not here -- I wanted to keep the images on
this site pretty close to "ground truth." But, no real reason not
to share other stuff with you too, as long as I warn you not to
take it too literally. The new Gallery is named "Not Really."
Time passes, things change. This site didn't start out to be an
art gallery, it just kind of turned into one.
I recently decided it really should have a name more in line with
its content, but for various technical and sentimental reasons I
let the name stand and just made a more descriptive-sounding
link to guide people to it. So if you got here via
richterphotog.com, you're in the right place, and if you've been
here before via an oddolddude moniker, welcome back; you
can continue to get here the old way or use the new one.
For now, this site is being used to display photographs I have
ready for printing on request. (Click on "Galleries") It is
intended mainly for residents of north San Diego County to see
what I have available and to contact me to meet in person to
see actual prints of images they might wish to buy or display on
their premises. Right now I'm not doing internet sales. But time
passes, etc.; and that's a future possibility.
I make inkjet prints, using Epson inks and Epson paper, most often Ultra Premium Lustre.
Most of the images have a 1.5 aspect ratio (fitting 6x9, 8x12, 10x15, etc., paper), and I will
make prints any size from 6x9 to 13x19 (though maintaining the original aspect ratio.)
Prices (unmounted prints) are:
Under 8x12: $45
Over 10x15: $80
Prices for other sizes and/or aspect ratios are roughly in line with these. We can get
specific if you're interested in something that is not on the list.
Other presentations are also available, e.g. matted and in minimalist gallery frames, larger
prints, prints on other materials such as matte finish paper or canvas, and even minor
modifications of the prints themselves to suit your taste and space, at significantly higher
prices than shown above. We can discuss specifics if you have a particular interest.
These pictures were taken with a variety of equipment under a variety of conditions. So
resolution varies -- some of these are more than adequate, by any conventional standards,
at well beyond 13x19; some show the limits of their resolution at considerably smaller
sizes. (Of course the resolution you might require will depend on the image, your tastes,
and the use you are going make of the image.) This is one reason I like to have a potential
buyer look at the actual print before buying rather than ordering online. A couple of other
reasons: One, the colors and textures shown on your computer screen will never be
exactly the same as those on the actual prints -- sometimes the differences will not matter
to you, and sometimes they may. Also, sometimes when you have prints right in front of
you, you find you would prefer a different size than you had originally thought.
Image displays on this site are downsized and compressed for use here, so resolutions on
the actual prints tend to be higher than indicated by the screen images. However, the
screen renditions are accurate enough that at higher magnification levels you will be able
to discern which pictures are inherently toward the high or low ends in terms of resolution.
Note: With some browsers, when you select a picture to view, your computer will first
download an oversize image and only then spontaneously convert it to a size that fits your
screen. Be patient; that's just its way of setting up an image you can zoom around in
conveniently and flexibly. The good news is if you go back to that image later in the same
session it remembers and will go right to the screen-fitting image. Different browsers
Images are copyrighted, all rights reserved.
For questions, or to make an appointment, click "contact us."
Photos, and more, probably, sometime.
About this site
About my work
About the prints
Off Track Gallery
(permanent rotating exhibit)
115 Main Street, Vista (old town)
Sargent Art Group
SD North County
(Variable participation, varied
North County locations, see SAG
website for events)
Homelife Village Realtors and
State and Grand, Carlsbad, CA
Some past venues and awards
"Art from the Heart" exhibit
North Count Oncology Center
La Jolla, CA
Encinitas Mother's Day Artist
Studio and Garden Tours
St. Tropez Bistro, Lumberyard,
Artist of the Month
Del Mar Fair International
(juried, Honorable Mention)
Southwest Artists Association Top
100 Show (juried, all 2-D media,
Vista Art Foundation Open Juried
Shows (Second and third place,
COAL Gallery Annual Open Juried
Shows (honorable mention,
Garden Expressions of Art (juried),
San Diego Botanic Garden
Mission Federal Artwalk (juried)
Little Italy district, San Diego
Off Track Gallery monthly shows,
About my background
Basically self-taught, to the degree that there really is such a
thing. Lots of rewarding interaction with other artists and photo-
graphers, a few classes, but no relevant degrees or pedigrees.
I "shot pictures" off and on for years, mainly to show people
things I had seen that they probably wouldn't get to, or at least
not notice. I liked to make them "good pictures" while I was at it,
but not with further exhibiting as a goal...though always with a
vague intention to get more serious about it "sometime."
Around 2007 it started to happen. I joined the Off Track Gallery
in Encinitas and some photo groups, upgraded my main camera
from a sixties-vintage Spotmatic to a modest but current DSLR ,
got a printer and scanner and some programs, and began to
learn how much I didn't know. Since then I've been learning stuff
as fast as I can integrate it ... OK, faster ... but I'm still basically
just showing people things I've seen.
A certain tradition says I should issue an "Artist's Statement"
somewhere around here. How's this: "The great thing about
calling yourself 'A Nature Photographer' is that you always have
an excuse to go places you want to go anyway." I hope these
Galleries will give you an idea of what I mean.