About Us and Our Love for Photography
We are a couple of photography enthusiasts who for various reasons had never pursued it more seriously. We both hold down full time jobs and enjoy photography in our spare time and while holidaying. We live in Australia by way of the Unites States and New Zealand.
Korin (California) My photography passion is macro but I also enjoy many other styles of photography. I am a graphics designer and I love to combine my passion for design and photography into artistic images. I have been a photographer since I was 12 years old. I studied photography in high school and with the New York Institute of Photography. I currently shoot with a Canon 80D (dSLR) and a variety of Canon and Tamron lenses.
Rachel (New Zealand) My passion is landscape and seascape photography and I love nothing more than combining this with hiking through national parks and along the coast. I’m a sucker for a good sunset and while I love my sleep I also appreciate a good sunrise, especially when out in nature. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge in a way that helps others learn. I currently shoot with a Fujifilm X-T2 and a variety of Fujinon and Rokinon lenses.
Patrick (Australia) I’m a black miniature schnauzer and I was born in October 2016. I’m the official team mascot. I love going on walks and I tolerate mum continuously taking pictures of me.
Why are we here?
Well the turning point for me (Rachel) came not long after I purchased my first home in Australia in late 2016. I had a work colleague give me the details of a good printer / framer and I got some of my favorite landscapes framed. I love them and it turned out visitors also loved them. It was about this time I met Korin and we quickly realized we shared a love of photography. We got talking and I wanted to do more with photography but didn’t know how. It just so happened that Korins’ day job included website design and so without boring you with the details, we began to develop our website – The Digital Darkroom as a way to take our passion for photography to another level by sharing it with others. Our goal is to help people learn more about photography so that they can find their artistic passion and create better images.
The two of us want to simplify photography and give real life experiences.