About Travis Paige Photography
Here I am standing by a waterfall or sitting in my kayak. Places that I love to be around. Hi, I am Travis, a landscape, nature, wildlife, and the occasional portrait and wedding photographer living in the Upper Valley. A lover of exploring nature, I discovered that combining my passion for the outdoors and photography was the perfect mix.
Nowadays, I am rarely seen without a camera by my side. I photograph anything and everything using the vast abundance of tools available including, digital and traditional film equipment. I enjoy the endless possibilities and the ability to capture a moment in time to cherish later because what you see is always changing. If you have an interest or passion for photography. “Let’s talk”.
Awards, Recognition, and Publications
- Second place and honorable mention, Elden Murray Photography Show & Contest, 2013.
- Juried exhibition, AVA Gallery, “Doors and Windows”, 2017.
- Juried exhibition, AVA Gallery, Summer Exhibition”, 2017.
- Honorable mention, NECCC 2015 Projected Image Competition, 2015.
- Displayed at Dartmouth Aging Resource Center, 2015 “Balanced Rock”.
- Photos used in The Local Directory, 2019, 2020.
- Corbin Covered Bridge Festival Calendar, 2019.
- “Water of the Upper Valley”, photobook, 2018.
- “A Place Abandoned – The Densmore Brickyard”, Photobook, 2019.
- Photos used in “Forest Notes Magazine”, Spring, 2019.
- “The Leica Project”, photobook, 2019.
- “The Leica Project” – displayed at the AVA Gallery, 2019.
- Displayed at Quail Hollow – “My favorite photos”, 2019.
I use Nikon camera bodies, GoPro sport cameras, Nikon Lenses, Tamron Lenses, Benro Tripods, and B&W Filters.
Why do I shoot with Nikon? Some of it has to do with brand loyalty, I used Nikon’s when I shot with film, in fact, I still own them. There is nothing wrong with other brands, a camera is just a tool, but here are three of my top reasons:
- I prefer the Nikon button layout. Some brands like Sony are more menu-driven.
- I like that Nikon has not changed its camera lens mounting system (until the Z Series) as Canon did. The ability to use old glass that can be thirty years old opens a huge range of equipment possibilities.
- Nikon’s reliability. I have dropped my camera, used in hot, cold, and wet conditions with no performance issues. I know of photographers that switched to Nikon, because their equipment could not handle the elements.
- Nikon D500 – Nikon’s best cropped sensor DSLR – 10fps which is great for wildlife and sports.
- Nikon D7100 – My back-up camera, was their best cropped sensor. I still use a lot especially if there is a chance to damage the camera.
- GoPro Hero 6 – I strap this to my bike, head, chest, back-pack, etc. Great for quick videos and grab those crazy moments.
- Tamron 10-24mm Wide Angle f/3.5-4.5 – This was the first lens that I purchased and is the one I use the most. Waterfall, landscapes, interior shots, close-ups , etc.
- Tamron 17-55 f/2.8- A great fast all around lens. Great for portraiture and lo-light situations.
- Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 – A nice all-around consumer lens with a little more range than the Tamron.
- Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 – This is glass from the 1990’s. Another great all-around lens. Great for product shots and has a neat Macro feature.
- Nikon 35mm f/1.8 – fast prime, great for portraits.
- Nikon 40mm Macro f/2.8 – If you can get close to your subject – a great Macro lens – the best bang for your buck.
- Nikon 50mm f/1.8 – I have two of these old manual focus beauties.
- Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 – A decent consumer grade lens. Use when I do not want lug my heavy 200mm lens.
- Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 – A lens from the 1980’s. This is my second favorite lens. It is heavy and built like a tank. They produced over 100,000 and was the go to lens for photojournalists.
- Tamron 150-600 f.5.6-6.3 – I love this lens. Weighs less than my 200mm lens and takes rock sharp images, even hand-held. Great for wildlife photography.
My Editor in Chief - Chelsea Paige
My daughter, Chelsea, is my proofreader and editor. She is an unbelievable writer who can take my text and turn it into something magical in no time.
“I’m a writer by nature, and lately, I’ve enjoyed writing articles with career and job hunting advice. Another love of mine is prose and creative writing. I hope to explore all aspects of writing and Penrose is my base for all of the above and more. I’m currently working on a novel and would like to make some progress on it after it sitting for 5+ years”.
You can check out her website of articles and prose here.