Carol Engstrom Photography: Bio

I have loved taking pictures from the time I got my first point and shoot camera twenty years ago. In 2000, I purchased my first SLR camera, secondhand, and started taking photography classes at the local community college. I discovered a hobby that turned into a passion. I love photography. I enjoy recording my impressions of places and things in a creative way, and then sharing the images that result with others.

I am awed by the beautiful details I discover using the macro settings on the camera. The small details of a beautiful flower are amazing and often overlooked without the camera's unique perspective. I find photographing pets--and other animals that are not so tame--fascinating. It is exciting to capture just that right moment that shows the animal's unique qualities or personality. I enjoy exploring the digital darkroom to see what kind of artistic looks I might discover1 hidden in my photos. And, nothing makes traveling come alive for me more than capturing the essence of the trip in a creative photo.

I have lived in several states including Idaho, Missouri, and California. I currently live in Utah. I have three grown children and 10 grandchildren, with number 11 on the way. I have had the opportunity to travel to some beautiful places, and you will see photos from several countries and many states in my galleries. Most of these photos were taken with my older but very reliable Cannon Rebel. Some of the early ones were made with an Olympus point and shoot digital camera, and a few even date back to my brief film period.