About - rathkephotography

About

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Thanks to my Dad, I was introduced to photography at a young age. My Dad took me on frequent camping trips to beautiful locations around the country in pursuit of his passion ~ photography and the outdoors. This is where I learned the fundamentals, rules and technical aspects of photography. Truthfully, this is where it all began. 

While studying art in San Diego my photography took on a whole new dynamic. I found that so many of the the same concepts that apply to creating an interesting painting can be applied to creating a stunning photograph. Things like composition, color, the use of light, shadows, depth and perspective. I kind of borrowed concepts from my oil painting classes and blended them with my photography techniques.  This is where I developed my photography "style". 

Feeling inspired I linked up with my Dad and we starting doing weddings and portrait work in the Houston area. I immediately loved the interaction we had with our clients! I loved collaborating with our clients on new ideas and trying new things. As a result, I grew and evolved as a photographer.  I found that capturing and recording people's special moments was more than just an artistic expression. This is when I decided to make photography my career. I haven't looked back and I continue to look forward in my pursuit and journey through the art of photography.


Michael Rathke

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