miwhittakerphotos.com: Artist's Biography

Portrait: Margaret  Whittaker RenikerBorn in St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada, my first camera was a Brownie camera given to me by my father who gave me suggestions about subjects and lighting. Over the years, I had various point and shoot cameras. I purchased my first S.L.R. camera and took a couple of community college classes. Professors commented that I have an eye for composition. Photographing is a joy, however, when co-workers saw my photographs, they encouraged me to create greeting cards. Sales of greeting cards and prints, reorder requests and queries about whether I took family, wedding and portrait photographs prompted me to pursue those revenue sources. Co-workers joked that I already had a part time retirement income figured out.

God's artistry is my inspiration. My challenge is to capture with the camera what God has created. A major in Photography at Northern Arizona University teaches me how to use my camera, how to perceive the world in new ways, and provides unique photographic opportunities and the ability to share God's creation with everyone else.