Wally Jarratt Photography
Like most people, I have taken photos almost all my life. However, my interest in professional photography started with scanning and restoring old photos in the early 1990's. I did mess around with a little film photography, and at one time I even owned an old twin lens reflex camera (cool piece of equipment). And it was because of the scanning and restoring of photos that I became interested in photography professionally, especially with the advent of digital photography.
I bought my first digital camera in 1997, an Olympus camera that was less than 1 megapixel, but that little camera at that time was revolutionary. An image less than a megapixel was good enough for "maybe" a 4x6 noisy print, but it didn't matter...with this digital camera a whole new world opened up for me. To this day, one of my favorite pictures I have ever taken was with this camera and that picture still hangs on my wall.
Since 1997, I have went through numerous cameras and equipment upgrades in attempts to keep up with the ever changing technology of photography. And just like the equipment changes, my styles and my subjects have also evolved over time. There was a time when shooting sporting events was the bulk of my photography with a little bit of portraiture and wildlife and little to no still life or landscape. But in recent years, I have begun to do more barn scenes, still life and concert photography.
Needless to say, the types of photos you'll see here will be diverse. You'll see some sports images, portraits, wildlife, concerts, animals, Beagles, Route 66, motorcycle/biker stuff, landscapes and about anything else you might think of...in other words, you can find about anything here.
Again, welcome to the photo galleries.
Thanks for looking!