Debbie Goodin

“I am often told by those who view my images that they feel as if they are at each location and have the impression of being able to walk right into the scene.”

Debbie Goodin

CityTerre Haute
Landscape, Nature and Architectural Photography

Manual photography of the highest quality requires planning, and Debbie Goodin is a planner.

“I believe it is not what you see, but how you see it,” she says. “I love the challenge involved with taking the ordinary scene and making it something extraordinary, and I enjoy showing people the world as seen through my eyes.”

Debbie shoots almost exclusively with full manual settings in a RAW file format, requiring each image to be post-processed individually in the computer. By visiting a location numerous times, she plans the proper time of day and year, monitors weather conditions, and decides which elements work best for the image she intends to create.

“Unlike other art forms, I am limited to the lighting and elements. By careful research and planning before visiting a location, I am able to gain some control,” she explains. “For the most part, I have to hope the planets align at my chosen shooting time to get the result I am looking for.

“As more of a traditionalist when it comes to my photography, I would rather return to a location again if necessary, to recreate the image I envisioned, than use a computer to change the picture or add additional elements,” she adds.

Debbie loves the outdoors and capturing nature’s beauty in a photograph. As a young girl she was fascinated by her father’s photography, and dreamed of one day operating her own photography business. That dream became a reality in 2011, when she opened Sarenity Photo in Terre Haute, Ind.

In keeping with her business name (spelled with an “a” after her middle name Sarene), Debbie seeks out serenity in the world and enjoys bringing the fleeting moments into others’ lives through her art.

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