I have been doing various types of photography in the Castle Rock and Douglas County area for over 30 years. Landscape and wildlife photography are what drew me into this career. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2017-2018, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites
About meI have been doing various types of photography in the Castle Rock and Douglas County area for over 30 years. Landscape and wildlife photography are what drew me into this career. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in art, specializing in graphic design. There, I was exposed to photography and made a quest to turn it into a full-time career. I like all types of photography, not just wildlife and landscapes, but also including portraits of children, high school seniors and families. My studio in Castle Rock also covers wedding, special events as well as commercial projects for area businesses.Shooting the eclipseI took on a special photographic challenge in photographing a solar eclipse. In preparing for it I had to get specialized filter material to make a lens for my large telephoto lens, then take dozens of practice shots of the sun. I was going to go to Wyoming but was scared away with the talk of 500,000 people heading north on I-25.I mapped out the eclipse line across Nebraska and found a spot north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. By going on two-lane country roads I didn’t run into traffic going or coming back! After setting up along the side of the road I photographed for about an hour and a half. About 15 minutes prior to the full eclipse it got a dark gray, the crickets started making noise, the stars came out, the temperature dropped 15 degrees, the cattle in the pasture lined up and started back to the ranch house.Outside of workPhotography is my main hobby! I love to hunt, golf and travel worldwide. I’m always with a camera trying to capture a better image. In the last five or six years I’ve traveled to the Arctic, Alaska, Austrilia, New Zealand, Africa, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Cuba, Italy, Prague and throughout the United States (with camera).My mantraI’ve always said that I was: “Celebrating a moment in nature through the eye of the camera.”
Have a suggestion for My Name Is? Contact Jessica Gibbs at email@example.com.
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.