Captain Shutter

Street Photography by Pete Ansara


Who Am I

My name is Pete Ansara. I have a day job. Please feel free to leave me a comment or two on my blog posts.

What Is This Blog About

I created this site for personal expression. Every time I get a chance I venture somewhere to take pictures of everyday life.   I am inspired by lots of things. I like studying other photographers; their views and photos. I am inspired by Vivian Maier, Mathew Brady, George S. Cook, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Garry Winogrand and others. I like taking photos of people, places and things.

I like the play light has on subjects. I especially like street scenes of everyday life we walk by but pay no attention.

I generally shoot images at 1/500 of a second. This means that it would take me 1 second of total time snapping the shutter to achieve 500 photographs in a second.

Who Do I Shoot For

I shoot for me and me only. I shoot for others to see my work

I like it when others like my work.  I take pictures because it satisfies me. It allows me to escape from everyday pressures like work and people. I have been taking pictures on and off for 35 plus years or so. I shoot anywhere and anytime. It is not beyond ne to jump in my vehicle on a moments notice and drive 3 or more hours to shoot.

What Equipment Do I Use

I shoot with my Leica M4 (a film camera) digital point and shoot cameras, DSLRs and whatever sparks my fancy including an iPad and iPod. Gear does not matter!

I develop film, scan it and use Photoshop as my dark room for post production. I also use a variety of apps for  the iPad and iPod.

Where Do I Go

I shoot anywhere and everywhere. Most images I shoot come from where I reside, the Tacoma and Seattle, Washington area and parts beyond in the State. I also like going to Yellowstone and the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

I generally always carry a photographic device.


One thought on “About

  1. Hi

    I’d like to report you the birth of a new site of photography enthusiasts where each member, for free, can manage their own blog within a network of photography.

    for those who do not speak Italian you can use the google translator in the right column of the main page

    It would be nice to see your photos there too


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