Kandace Heimer [kandace]

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BIOGRAPHY
My interest in photography grew out of my love for scuba diving, and my desire that others can see the nature beauty of our underwater seas through my camera lens. This growing passion for underwater photography led me to the pursuit of capturing the miracles of nature, the creatures that inhabit our natural world and the landscapes in which they live. My goal is to create images that enhance the viewer's appreciation of nature, whether the images are of underwater creatures, the animals that roam wild in our great land, or the beauty of the landscape itself. I intend that my images tell a story through the use of light, composition, color, and - at times - the creative use of these features in the abstract to look at nature in new ways. It is important to me to never have strong expectations that photographing a subject should turn out a certain way in order to be a success. I expect the unexpected and take delight in creating a spectacular image in a mundane location or of an ordinary subject. I am always striving to perfect my art. I have had several of my photos published in trade magazines, and in 2007, one of my creative images, "Quench of Strawberry" was published in National Geographic's online magazine and subsequently used to market their website. In 2008, my collage of daisies photograph was picked for the cover of the South Hampton Garden Club's annual garden book, "On the Road Again: Seeing Texas Through Flowers." My images of sports cars have graced the cover of the Lone Star Region Porsche Club magazine, “PorscheNaut” numerous times. In December, 2010, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals selected my photography portfolio as Editor's Choice, and I finished the year by being awarded 2010 Photographer of the Year by the Houston Underwater Photographic Society, Houston, Texas. In 2010 and 2011, my underwater images are on display and for sale in the gift shop at the Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas. My image of a sea star and of a hawksbill turtle are the top sellers at the gift shop. I have trained with National Geographic Professional Photographer, Mark Thiesson, internationally known nature photographers, Laurie Excell and Moose Peterson, Texas professional nature photographer, Larry Ditto, who is a frequent contributor to Texas Highways and Texas Parks & Wildlife magazines, and Houston professional photographer Kathy Adams Clark. My photography is on display at the Croissant Brioche Cafe, West Unversity Place, Texas. For my underwater photography, I am using a Nikon D7000, with a Nauticam Housing and two Inon Z240 strobes. For my topside photography, I am using the Nikon D3 professional camera. I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Nikonians Institute, Houston Underwater Photographic Society, and Houston Inner Loop Photography Club

Country: US

GALLERIES

Impressions

Bonaire: Inhale the Possibilities

Single Photos

Wildlife

Underwater Realm of Poseidon

The Exotic Underwater World of Indonesia

Bosque del Apache

PHOTOS

Self Portrait by Andy Turthol

Ocean Day Every Day

Flower of the Sea

Fisheye

Parrot Cave

Space Manta

A Cartoon of Butterflyfish Color

A Splash of French Grunt

Quench of Strawberry

Bats on the Hunt

Golden Dubloon

The Baitball

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Eye of the Flamingo

Great Horned Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

Great Horned Owl in the Wild

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Orange Longsnout Seahorse

Whitley Male Boxfish

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Manta Ray Feeding at Night

Night Manta

Sea Star

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QEII_Botanic_Lake

Old Timer

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Male_Blue_Ribbon Eel

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Two Ornate Ghost Pipefish

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Cigar Smoking Moray

Jump the Shark

Ocean Day

The Many Faces of Sea Slugs

Sandhill Crane in Flight

Lift Off

Morning on the North Pond

Sandhill in the Blue

Bosque_Dawn

Sunset_Flight

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