Fred Giese

Fred Giese

Fred was born and raised in Chicago, Il.. At the tender age of 8, Fred was given his first camera, a brownie, by his grandfather, Frederick F Giese an award-winning Chicago Tribune News Photographer. From then on, many weekends were spent tagging along with his grandfather on "special" assignments geared to the delight of an 8 to 12-year-old. During this time, fred was taught all the fundamentals of Photography including the darkroom and by age 10 was developing his own rolls of film.
Fast forward to 1983, Fred moved to Mesa, AZ after finally having enough of Chicago winters. He immediately fell in love with the beauty and the warmth of the area, settling into a life of work and then camping or hiking on his days off. Just before Christmas of 1998 he met a lady who would become his wife the next year. As a Christmas present in 99 she gave him his first Digital Camera and has steadily been shooting ever since.

In 2005 Fred and his wife, Georgianne, moved to a 55+ community called Sun Lakes AZ. There was a camera club there which Fred immediately joined. Shortly thereafter, Georgianne got her own camera and joined the club. During the following years both Fred and Georgianne held offices in the club with Fred becoming President and Georgianne becoming Competition Chair and Webmaster.

Fred and Georgianne left AZ in 2015 to move to Myrtle Beach, SC to be closer to family and found a camera club close by. They joined Coastal Carolina Camera Club in 2016, became a board member, and joined Tidelands Photography Club in 2017, becoming a board member there. He was also a member of the Seacoast Art Guild.

Fred has won numerous awards within his clubs, the Arizona Camera Club Council, the Arizona State Fair, Seacoast Art Guild and the Photographic Society of America.

Currently Fred is enjoying photographing Nautical subjects as well as trying his hand at Creative Altered Reality images.