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Michael Durand bought his first camera - a Minolta SRT 101 - in 1973 in New York City.
He joined his his college yearbook and student newspaper and quickly became
a prolific and gifted photographer. Michael has enjoyed a long, fun, successful part-time career
as a photographer, videographer, video editor, television producer and musician.
Today Michael still takes pictures and loves what the digital age has brought to the art.
Manipulation aside, the ability to share photographs with the world - instantly - is a leap in mankind's
artistic development unseen before in human history. Michael is delighted to be part of the wave.
Event photography is one of Michael's favorite jobs.
Fun and exciting pictures of a special gathering is always a meaningful and entertaining contribution
and a useful resource for recognition, marketing, historical archives, etc.
Weddings are not our specialty, but we know some very good wedding photographers,
so feel free to give us a call for a recommendation.
durand photography offers an outstanding value by providing
affordable rates, reliable service and a unique artist's eye.
Special rates for non-profits.
Please call 415-706-6428 for more information.
Facebook page: Durand Photography
for samples of some of Michael's favorite pictures.
Old Photo Galleries
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - MAD HATTER TEA PARTY FUNDRAISER, DECEMBER 4, 2005
PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM, DECEMBER 4, 2005
* near Pasadena
By Michael Durand
My first single lens reflex camera was a Minolta SRT 101 which I purchased for about $250 in 1973
in a huge camera store downtown Manhattan.
The following year, as a freshman at Nassau County Community College,
I was the leading contributing photographer for "Illusions," the school yearbook, and had
24-hour clearance to use the darkroom plus all the film, photographic paper and chemicals I needed.
From 1974 - 77 I was a writer, photographer, Feature Editor and the Feature/Arts Director for "Statesman,"
the student newspaper at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
For decades I bought rolls of film and had them processed into pictures, which, in this digital world, is starting to
sound rather archaic - like telling stories of how the milk man drove the dairy from house to house
delivering milk in thick glass bottles and putting them into the insulated metal box on the back steps.
By 1990 I bought my first video camera, adding sound, motion and more complex composition to my work.
In the mid 1990's I had my first experience in television production.
Since then, I have produced or worked in a wide variety of roles on hundreds of television productions.
Now, knee deep into the digital age, I am snapping thousands of film-free digital photographs
editing them in the my iMac then putting them up on Facebook. (As of July, 2012,
Facebook has over 900 million users worldwide. Incredible.)
In 2006 I bought a new digital single lens reflex camera: Canon 20D.
Eight megapixels. I thought that was amazing!
Throughout all the changes, my love for freezing a moment in time, capturing a memory,
making art, recalling an emotion and telling a story is still as strong as ever.
Please contact me if you need some pictures taken.
Thanks for visiting!
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