Behind the Photos: Deb Campbell Photography


One of the many photographers we share photos from over on our Facebook page is Deb Campbell.  We had the opportunity to interview Deb recently for our Behind the Photos series.   Deb is a tremendously talented photography, and we’re sure you’ll love getting some “behind the scenes” information about her and 10 of her favorite photos.


Deb Campbell of Deb Campbell Photography

Deb Campbell Photography Interview

Here’s our interview, done via email, with Deb Campbell of Deb Campbell Photography.

Hi Deb, thinks so much for agreeing to do the interview.   If you would, please tell us a little about yourself.
I am married with two children. My husband, Marc and I enjoy traveling in our RV and anywhere I do travel, my camera is always by my side. A trusty companion on my life’s journey.

My passion has been and always will be photography.  Through my photos, I attempt to draw the viewer in and make them feel as if they are there with me. I have always called East Tennessee home and I have been an avid photographer for over 30 years.

Where do you live?

At the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee.

Did you go to school to study photography?  If so where?

Yes, I completed the two year photography certification program at Pellissippi State Community College.

How did you get started in photography?

I was 17 when my mother gave me an old 35mm range finder camera she had. I knew nothing about photography at the time. I loaded a roll of film and went out to take some photos. 23 of the 24 were really bad, but one photo was exceptionally good and I was hooked.

How long have you been a photographer?

30 years

Are you a part time photographer or full time? 

I photograph something just about every day, so I would say full time.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t taking photos?

Traveling  and camping with my husband and our dog in our RV.

Tell us about your style of photography.

I enjoy all types of photography, but mostly wildlife, scenic and nature.

How do you feel about digitally editing photos?

I feel that most images straight out of the camera, especially shot in RAW do not adequately represent the colors and details in the actual scene. Therefore, most images, some more than others, require some sort of adjustment.

How important is Photoshop to your final product?

Photoshop is an invaluable tool and an essential part of the finished image. I use it for cropping, minor adjustments and adding my watermark.

What are your most used Photoshop tools, plug-ins, or action sets?

Nik plug-in for Photoshop.

Do you use a Mac or PC?  Why?

PC.  I have always used PC’s and have never felt the need for a Mac.

What kind of gear do you use?

I use Sony DSLR cameras, several lenses in various focal lengths and Manfrotto tripods.

If you could carry one camera body, lens and a filter, what would you carry?
Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera with 16-50mm F2.8 Lens, Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens with a circular polarizer filter.

What’s next on your equipment list?
After recently acquiring the Tamron 150-600 zoom lens, I can safely say that I am content with what I have at this time.

Thank you so much Deb for taking the time out of your busy day to do the interview with us!  Also, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

Make sure you head over to Deb’s Facebook page and Like her page, and I would encourage you to visit her website too. Many of her beautiful photos are there and available for purchase.

Deb was also kind enough to share 10 of our her favorite photos with us, along with  why they are particularly special to her.  You can view them in the photo gallery below.  Just click on the image thumbnails below to view to them.  All of these photos are under Copyright Deb Campbell Photography, and are used here with her permission.

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