Steve Ravner has been involved with photography for as long as he can remember. His father was an avid photographer and movie maker, and he got Steve started as soon as he was able to “point and shoot” his original Kodak Brownie box camera. Steve began his black & white darkroom work at around ten years of age, and progressed to a full-color darkroom in the mid-1960s.
As an Electrical Engineer by training, Steve was quick to adapt to the digital imaging era and started using Photoshop version 3 in the mid-1990s. The combination of his artistic photographic style and the limitless means of expression that can be achieved with digital image processing, became the basis for where he is today—retired from his former technology career and now running his own commercial photography business, enjoying the satisfaction obtained from creating photographic works of art, and being actively involved in camera club and art guild activities.
Steve especially likes nature photography, including landscapes, sunsets, flowers, and animals. He also enjoys creating artistic abstract “modifications” to some of these photographs with Photoshop. Steve does all of his own archival digital color and black & white printing with a variety of Epson pigment inkjet printers.
Steve is an Exhibiting Member of The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, and an Advanced Member of the Monmouth Camera Club, Colts Neck, NJ, where he was awarded the 2007 Photograph of the Year for his photograph “Land & Air Race.” This year he won First Place in the Monmouth County Senior Art Exhibit and Competition for his digitally modified photograph “Twin Reflections.” He then won another First Place award at the New Jersey (state level) Senior Art Exhibit and Competition for “Twin Reflections.”