Creative Vision Photography Workshops

John Campbell

Carry my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.


Photography is my calling, my passion, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me crazy someday. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel.  Yes, it’s true and it’s the best way to describe my approach to photography. I struggle with every image I shoot. I strive for perfection and I want to bring it out in every picture. If this is all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.

As a student at the University of Michigan, majoring in Biology, I added nature to my photographic repertoire.

In my early days of working in the dark room, I learned the zone system, processed 4x5 negatives and basically learned the mechanics of the dark room and the “perfect photo”.  I  studied photography with Monte Nagler, Howard Bond and have taken numerous photo workshops. I continue to teach photography at Schoolcraft College and occasionally at Midwest Photography Workshops.

I have traveled to all 50 states and Canada, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Scotland, France, and England to capture images.   My new experiences help me to perfect my photo vision while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.

 "The camera is the least important element in photography." -Julius Shulman

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