My interest and passion in photography is guided by my need to express myself and capture the beauty of the natural world.
I grew up in Southern California, yes I admit it, in the 50s and 60s. My parents, not only enjoyed but had an abiding respect for the natural world. They provided me an early exposure to the beauty of the surrounding areas and also the wide panoramas of more exotic places such as Mexico, Canada, and the Desert Southwest. Rather than glitzy tourist traps, my folks sought the solitude of the wilder and more peaceful places. They were avid photographers who memorialized these trips on film.
My life took me north to the Willamette Valley of Oregon where I have lived for over 30 years. My wife and I raised our children here carrying on my family’s tradition of seeking out the wild and scenic areas for our family vacations. We have attempted to pass on the appreciation of a quiet commune with Nature. Those early influences made a deep impression on me; panoramic landscape shots remain my favorite.
My passion is to capture the beauty that I find in this world and create a piece that truly moves the viewer. An ideal photo would draw forth the profound sense of awe that I felt as a child when I first discovered the grandeur that exists.
If you like what you see, please leave a comment or drop me an email. If you are interested in purchasing or publishing any of these images, I will be happy to assist you.
I have posted low-resolution files for faster on screen loading; once an order is placed, I will upload high-resolution files sized for your specific print needs. Most images are printable in large format. They are available cropped and will still maintain wonderful detail. If you are interested in prints only (without matting or framing) you may contact me directly.
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Zeph Van Allen
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II; EF 24-70mm f/2.8 2L; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Mark ll; EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L; EF 35mm f/1.4L; EF 85mm f/1.2L ll; EF 135mm f/2L; EF 180mm f/3.5L EF 24mm f1.4 ll; TS-E 24mm; Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, EF 300mm f/2.8 IS
For small prints and greeting cards, the Canon Pro 9500, a ten cartridge ink jet printer.
For large format and fine art prints, the Canon iPF6100 24" carriage, 12 ink plotter. This printer offers stunning results.
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