Larry Gates

Photographer

I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in photography and gained work experience that has taken me through all aspects of producing that perfect image.  My first position was working at Severn Graphics, a photo lab in Maryland.  It was there that I mastered the foundations of photography from shooting the picture through developing and custom printing it in the darkroom.  I then worked at he Smithsonian Institution as a photographer and digital imaging specialist for over 13 years.  I specialized in post production of the image using Adobe Photoshop in a truly amazing place to work.  Next, I greatly enhanced my experience as a Mac Genius at Apple, Inc. for 5 years.  I am very fortunate to be able to combine my experience in technology with my passion for photography.  In April of 2011, I started my own business called One Photography.

Whether I am shooting a landscape, portrait or wedding, it is always about capturing the subject in the best light.  With each picture, I strive to creatively depict the feeling of that moment in time.  Nature provides us with amazing things to photograph and offers us endless choices from simple fields, scenic mountains or stunning beaches.  Landscape photography is my passion, and it only seems natural to add a family, child, or a bride and groom to that view.