Charles Ginsburgh

Charles Ginsburgh

Who is Charlie Ginsburgh (cginsburgh@gmail.com), I am a 60 plus part-time artist, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My full time profession is as a Research Biochemist, involved in the creation and support of Medical Diagnostic tests (the things Doctors and Labs use when they run tests).

However, in my spare time I design and create Stained Glass panels. Since normally I give away most of my works, I needed to generate a catalog to demonstrate my works to others, and this lead me into photography.

In trying to take good Stained Glass pictures I quickly learned four things; (1) taking pictures is easy; (2) taking good pictures is difficult (and more involved than I thought), (3) taking good pictures is really rewarding, and (4) if I really wanted to learn how to do this, a simple point-and-shoot camera was just not going to cut it. Fast forward several years and the bug is still there. I have gone through several digital and DSLR cameras, several sets of lenses, several classes, and have discovered the joys of the digital darkroom.

I find that I am attracted to capturing the normal in nature and especially in the macro world. I can be in a group of people overlooking a truly magnificent panoramic vista, and darn if I am not most-interested in the little weedy flower-thing nearly buried in the dust at my feet. Examples for my images can be found at charlie-g.sumgmug.com.

For those who care (and surprisingly some do) I currently use a Canon EOS d7 Mark II and d5 Mark IV DSLR camera, with either a Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 macro, Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L , or a Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens set with the typical filters (UV, ND, and polarizing when I remember to actually use them). Why Canon, you might ask? It was easy to start with the EOS T3, and I just stuck with Canon, no other real reason at this point.