Kenn Leonhardt Nature and Travel Photography

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About Kenn

Actively pursuing photography and non-fiction writing in his spare time, Kenn Leonhardt is a transportation engineer based in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has travelled extensively across Western North America, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and SE Asia, but the ever-impressive Canadian Rocky Mountains are undeniably the recurring favourite for their natural beauty.

About the Photography

Although my interest in photography sprouted early on, it didn’t really take root until I got my first film SLR camera, a Nikon F65, at the age of 15. In the few years of owning that camera, I managed to drop it down a thirty meter scree slope, submerge it in the Pacific ocean, and abuse it in other ways that I care not to remember. When the time came for a minor repair, I opted to instead go the digital route, picking up a Nikon D70s in early 2006. Although I miss many of the attributes of my F65, the advantages of going digital quickly won me over. In 2011, I upgraded to a Nikon D7000.

Most nature photographers would tend to call my methods crude, and perhaps they are. I don’t dwell on technical specifications when taking a shot, and I don’t have the desire or budget to carry bundles of equipment with me. I simply shoot on the fly, focusing primarily on the bigger picture, and leaving the finer details to be worked out in the digital darkroom. That said, I do my best to avoid the realm of HDR photography and an overdependence on post processing, and aim to keep photos true to their origin.

I owe much of my advancement to the numerous talented photographers at NaturePhotographers.Net, who provide a never-ending supply of interesting and inspirational photographs. Linked on the right are just a few of the photographers that have frequently impressed me.