My name is Christine J. Shanks. I am a photographer, designer, illustrator and educator. When I began birding it was meditative; a time to enjoy the peace and absence of the ever-present screen that dominates my profession. It was me, my binoculars, and nature.
After several years I could no longer let the beauty of my time spent outdoors go undocumented. At first the transition and learning curve of shooting tiny models who rarely stop moving was frustrating. It changed how I enjoyed the birds in the beginning. It also forced me to learn to master new techniques in photography I'd never explored. But practice makes perfect and now the camera is just another layer to my time away from the chaos and noise of the modern world and my busy life.
Check out my work at these other virtual locales:
Fine Art Photography: christineshanks.com
Pictorial Collective: Visual Inspiration Blog
Tech-Savvy Creative: Creative Tech Tutorials Blog