Benjamin King Photographer

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web.

I have a similar story to many other photographers; it’s nothing special really. I took a High School Photography and Darkroom class, and it completely changed my life. I loved shooting; I loved the working in the darkroom. I mean, I literally couldn’t spend enough time honing the craft.

I plan on posting my personal projects here, as well as all the details that went into the shoots, such as: locations, time of day for the shoot, shot pre-planning, technical details, etc. basically a how to.  When I was in Huntsville, AL I lead a workshop on beginner photography, and I will be posting those notes soon, so check back often and leave some comments if you like. Thanks.

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Photographing Black Bears in Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains is a very special place. I took the opportunity to spend a week camping in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. My main goal during this trip was to see some bears and hopefully get close enough to photograph them (without getting too close, of course). The early summer is a very active […]

Shooting Film – The Analog Camera

I started my journey in photography in High School. I took a darkroom class my junior year, and instantly clicked. I spent my junior and senior year in the darkroom, managed to build my own darkroom that I set up in the bathroom – much to my wife’s dismay. I still shoot and process film, […]

Waterfall below Mirror Lake, Blanchard Springs Arkansas

I took a trip to Blanchard Springs this week. I have heard about the waterfalls below Mirror Lake, and have been looking for an opportunity to go see them for sometime. I was surprised to discover the ruins of an old mill near the waterfall. Mirror Lake is actually a man made lake. with a […]

Floodgates open on Norfork Dam

I have lived here for close to 3 years now, and have never had the opportunity to see the floodgates open on any of the local dams. We have had quite a bit of rain, and today the floodgates were opened. Around 4pm they opened the floodgates, and i heard about it through facebook. It […]

Photographing Thunderstorms

  Warmer weather brings all the things that photographers typically love. The flowers are starting to come up and trees are quickly turning green. In this area of the country, it also brings the threat of severe weather. Photographing weather can be a challenging and fun pursuit, but I can also be very dangerous. Before […]