Kate Lynch Photographs

Kate Lynch is an environmental portraitist and photojournalist, follower of things with wings, a scribe for the human tribe. Her work is about place and how people, flora and fauna interact with or influence that place. She likes to push the limits of what we perceive as real through photo montage or illustration. Kate trained as a photographer and journalist at Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts. She studied digital design photography at Pierce College and the Nikon School. She alsos hold a master of international administration in cross-cultural training from the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. She teaches photography classes in Washington state and exhibits widely in the Pacific Northwest. Kate is a member of Professional Photographers of Washington (PPW.org) and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA.org).

My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, followed by a Kodak Instamatic. I took a photography class during my first year of college and fell in love - especially with black and white photography and the magic of the darkroom. I shot with a Pentax 35mm borrowed from my Dad's supervisor. I later purchased a Pentax Spotmatic and then Nikon FE, which I shot with for many years.

In 2004, I decided it was time to move to digital after taking a Nikon School class and witnessing what I could produce with this new medium. I started with a Nikon D70 and currently shoot with a Nikon D750 and Nikon Z5. I haven't looked back, although I occasionally revisit work I shot on film and digitize it. The neighborhood eagles enticed me into wildlife photography. My first images of a nesting pair of bald eagles about a half mile from my home were captured with a Nikon 70-300mm zoom. Those eagles are why I moved to a 80-400mm, and now a 150-600mm lens. I have yet to capture my best image.

Thank you for joining me on at least part of my journey, my quest, my odyssey.

The best is yet to come.