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Scott & Krista Galloway 2772 Copley Rd Copley (W. Akron), Oh 44321
330-666-4477

My dad was a photographer too, I took over his business at the age of 21, yikes, that was 33 years ago. He would have enjoyed and embraced the digital age where the photo is still made in the darkroom. Maybe I should explain that statement first. But you probably know today’s darkroom is a computer with photoshop and a calibrated monitor set to international standards. The dodging and burning of prints under an enlarger has been replaced with photoshop. But great prints are still “made in the darkroom” that now sits on the desk. Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”. That education came to me as a young kid who washed and dried the hundreds of B&W prints my father made each day. Speed Graphic cameras, flash bulbs, Honeywell  strobes, and Pako drum dryers were the tools of the day.

I wanted to be an offshore marine technologist. Do you see the connection? A great deal of luck, and my fathers insistence, sent me to Ohio University and then to the Ohio Institute of Photography for formal training in photography and fine art. Dad’s business was primarily insurance and legal cases like wrecked cars, skid marks, industrial machine shops and some commercial clients. That daily work allowed me to fine tune my creative skills. Over time I learned to “see” light, and capture it in compositions of portraiture and architecture.

Now fast forward through 25 years of married bliss (I mean that) and 3 great children. In 1995 we broke ground on the studio addition to our home, in 2000 we started the transition from Hasselblad film cameras to digital cameras that were just good enough to make professional prints with. Since then we have gone through  9 camera upgrades and I am counting the days to the next new upgrade (rumors abound on the next big release).  All of our professional grade camera technology and world class optics are made by Canon. Why Canon? Because they have the best sport optics in the industry. Continuing education at countless annual seminars and constantly modernizing with the latest software, cameras and lens combinations allows us to stay relevant in a fast changing business model.

Galloway Photography is a full service photographic studio. Our services range from commercial product illustration, family and individual portraits ( in and out of the studio ), high school seniors, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, events, architecture,  and copy restoration. We also teach photography lessons.

If you made it this far then I should tell you that we are the 2004 Ohio Tree Farmer of the Year, our certified family forest has a website too, burntridgetreefarm.com

 

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Scott & Krista Galloway 2772 Copley Rd Copley (W. Akron), Oh 44321

330-666-4477