About Ken Lee Photography And This Blog

Floating Along the Amazon

Floating Along the Amazon. Photo by Ken Lee with a Nikon D50 and an Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens in Brazil. This photo was featured in the Los Angeles Times Top 100 Travel Photos of 2009.

About the Ken Lee Photography Blog.
Welcome, welcome to my shiny new blog.  We’ll cover all sorts of photography here, but I have a special love for photography involving long exposure, star trails, night sky, travel, and abandoned buildings.

This photography blog will offer a Tip Of The Month article about long exposure photography, what’s used (and sometimes trying to figure out how to cram it into one bag while on the move!), techniques, cool Photoshop tips and tricks, creative and cheap alternatives to expensive studio gear, and other tips you’ll enjoy.

Between these monthly articles, I’ll be posting Featured Photos with the stories behind them, and what techniques and equipment were used, both during and after the shoot.  And occasionally, I’ll post links on creative uses of gear, great values, and anything else of interest.  I’ll try for about once a week for these.

So kick off your shoes, grab a drink, and stay a while!

About Ken Lee:
The more I’ve been traveling, the more my interest grows in photography.

So it’s not surprising that most of my photos are taken on the go – traveling, hiking, walking the streets. I’ve trekked the Himalayas, paddled the Amazon jungle, hiked the Andes, river-rafted in Peru, shivered under winter stars in the California desert. It’s a restless wandering, camera in tow.  I like the aspect of the camera that keeps me focused in the present, enhancing my appreciation of what is going on around me.

My photography has appeared in various books, magazines, encyclopedias, websites, galleries, and news agencies, including:
Magazines and books:
Orange Coast Magazine, 2012
Four Corners Magazine, June 2007
EQ Magazine
LA Yoga Magazine
Corridor Magazine
Jesus in Kashmir The Lost Tomb by Suzanne Olsson
Bible Enlightened by Dan Costian
The Jesus Inquest: Myth or History? by Charles Foster
Humanity’s Messiah: The Secret Life of Jesus Christ by Mantoshe Singh Devji

Exhibitions:
April 2009: Photographs included in the Downtown Art Center Gallery’s “Los Angeles Sight” exhibit.
March 12, 2011: Three photos included in “Neon Night Photography” exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art in downtown Los Angeles.
TKU Art Show and Auction with Lydia Emily, Henry Rollins, Shephard Fairey, and many others, 2012.

Awards and recognition:
Editor’s Choice: Reader’s Summer Vacation Photos 2012
Won contest sponsored by Lonely Planet Guidebooks – one of a hundred photos chosen from over 130,000 photo submissions.A second photo chosen for the Editor’s Pick Of The Week by Smithsonian
Photo chosen as Editor’s Pick Of The Week by Smithsonian.
Three photos selected for the Top 100 Travel Photos in the Los Angeles Times.

Websites:
The Huffington Post (incl. Jimmy Page, Tibet articles)
Los Angeles Times – Your Scene
Los Angeles Times – Top 100 Readers Photos 2009
Examiner.com
Burma Forum Los Angeles website
International Tibet Support Network website
Los Angeles Friends of Tibet website
The Tibet Connection website
The Tomb of Jesus website

Commercial:
Product line for Earthquake Kits 4 All (coming soon)
Product line for Real Sensors, Inc.

All photographs are © copyright Ken Lee. All rights reserved unless otherwise explicitly indicated. My photographs have not been placed in the public domain, and any use requires advance permission. Many images may be purchased as prints and/or may be licensed for other uses with permission.

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