Who's Gretchen? That's my real name, but my email's been Greta for so long it's become my nickname and part of my identity. Hence, GretaPics was born; so, welcome!
I am primarily a botanical and nature photographer, with a particular passion for macro, close-ups and all things flower and garden related. Flowers in particular are like a tonic for me, truly refreshing my spirit. I shoot both in the field and in the studio, depending on the look I'm going for or the story I'm trying to tell.
I returned to photography several years ago after a long hiatus from shooting and processing film in the darkroom. Today I marvel and enjoy the technological advances of the times we live in and am constantly learning about and experimenting with all the possibilities of the digital world. I view post-processing as an important second step toward achieving a desired look and to that end I love to explore the numerous programs and applications currently available that can push and transform an image beyond its starting point. I find it enriches my creative process and allows me to personalize my vision.
Thanks for spending time and visiting my site.