heartsongphotography.com: About the Photographer

Portrait: Cora  MillerMy passion for photography began in 2002 and was born from a desire within my heart to share my vision of the limitless beauty of God's creation. From the intricate details of a tiny snowflake to the grandeur of a sweeping mountain vista I believe there is so much God has given us to enjoy and to appreciate.

While many of the images shown in this gallery are factual representations, my style is developing into one of suggestion rather than description. I enjoy using selective focus and employing camera movement techniques to convey an impression of the moment as well as abstracting elements from a scene to remove the context and engage the imagination. I also strive to create a sense of peace within each image to counter the distractions of everyday life.

My training in photography has included instruction from William Neill, Brenda Tharp, Jim Zuckerman, and John and Barbara Gerlach, as well as studying the work of many other photographers, books, magazines, and critiques.

Several of my images have won awards in BetterPhoto's international contest and others have been exhibited in various art galleries throughout Texas.

Photography equipment includes:

Canon 1Ds Mark III
Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8L USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 180mm 3.5L Macro USM Lens
Canon TS-E 90mm 2.8 Lens
Canon 500D Close Up Lens
Canon 2x Extender
Lensbaby 2.0 and Macro Kit
Canon 420EX Flash
Extension Tubes
Various Filters
Gitzo Tripod
Kirk BH-3 Ballhead
Photoshop CS5
Painter X
Wacom Intuos 3 Graphics Tablet

It is my hope that as you view this gallery the images will strike a chord within your heart, that you will marvel at the creative genius and beauty of God's handiwork, and that your soul will experience the peaceful harmony of being in tune with our Creator.