My name is Dan Thompson and I'm a Freelance Photographer based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I specialize in Product Photography, Business Headshots, High School Senior Portraits and Landscape Fine Art Photography.
I've spent my whole life in Wisconsin. I grew up on a small family farm along with my 6 siblings in rural southwestern Wisconsin. I moved to Eau Claire with my wife and 2 daughters in July of 1990.
It was shortly after I married my wife in 1985 that I purchased my first 35mm film camera, a Pentax K1000. I wanted to photograph and document the pregnancy and birth of our children. From there my passion for photography continued to grow and has expanded into what it is today.
I'm normally working on TheSideStreets and back roads of northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the U.P. of Michigan. I love the natural beauty nature provides me here during the changing seasons from winter to spring. The gorgeous rolling hills and valleys, the bluffs in the Driftless regions, the Lake Superior and Michigan Shore Lines, Wildlife, Waterfalls and so much more. I love to photograph it all!
I truly respect the Craft of Photography. As quoted by Ansel Adam's: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." I'm always pushing myself to explore new techniques in this medium. I'm continually studying and learning to master new skills. I shoot at all hours of the day or night using natural light, strobes or whatever lighting sources and techniques may be required for me to tell the story I want to share in the images I'm making.
I’ve recently been shooting and developing my own Medium Format Film. I love the looks a Medium Format Camera produces and with it being a fully manual camera with no built in meters or auto modes it really forces me to slow down and go back to my roots and really think about every step in the process of creating a finished photograph. It's these types of personal challenges that keep me excited about photography even after doing it for over 30 years!
My artwork is available for purchase if you’d like to display it in your home or office. I sell Stock Photography for Web Designers and others. Are you in need of custom photography work such as Product Photography, Head Shots of you or your staff, or general images to promote your business services on your website? Please use the "Contact Me" page to send an email(Dan@TheSideStreet.com) or you can leave me a voice message at 715-577-2770 . I would love to discuss your needs and work with you on a plan to meet your specific needs.
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