Lawrence Pallant Photography

Being Lawrence

About Me

My first camera was a film Canon AE-1, given to me as a gift when I was 16. I immediately loved taking pictures, but I didn’t have the patience to learn camera technique with the slow feedback loop of film. At the same time, I developed a love of the outdoors and backpacking. I always had a camera with me while backpacking or hiking, though I refused to carry more weight than a point-and-shoot.

Upon leaving high school I moved from Connecticut to California and discovered the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This became my backyard throughout my career as an elementary school teacher. Also, with the development of digital cameras, it became much easier to learn and refine photography techniques.  In 2005, I joined a photography backpacking trip in the Canadian Rockies. Everyone had an SLR or DSLR  except me. One participant took me aside to give me some ideas about how to take better shots with my Canon Powershot point-and-shoot. This turned out to be the start of developing deeper skills as a photographer.  

When I went on my first trek in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal in 2014, I made the jump to a full-frame camera. It wasn't until I retired from teaching in 2018, that I had the time to dive deeply into my passion for photography. Now I am free to share the beauty and awe that I have been experiencing in nature throughout my life.

My Mission

For many years, I had a 6-foot wide, panoramic poster on my wall at home. It was an image of Lake Mary in Glacier National Park, which I just recently learned. I used to stare and lose myself in this image. It inspired me to get out and explore. I hope that my images have a similar effect on you.

Thank you for visiting my website and allowing me to share with you.

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