Craig Douglas Gephart

Landscape, Nature, and Documentary Photography

 I am a freelance photographer and visual storyteller based in Mechanicsburg, PA. My areas of interest include nature, landscape, and documentary photography.  Since 1984, my primary vocation has been in the IT field; for the past 24 years, I have worked as a Tier II Helpdesk Support Technician and Mac MDM system administrator at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA. However, my true passion is in creating inspiring and thought-provoking photos.

Since 2005, I have practiced a wide variety of photographic genres including macro photography, landscape & nature photography, sports photography, and documentary photography.  My work has won a regional grand prize, been featured in online and print articles, and appeared on audio CD covers. I especially enjoy working in B&W, but I will not pass up an opportunity to capture life in color, especially during the golden hours of the morning or evening.  

We live in a world where negativity often overshadows the good.  My goal as a photographer is to capture the good in this world, be it in the beauty of nature or the faces of humankind, and share it so that it might inspire others.  I want my pictures to tell a story about what is good, what is worth protecting, what is worth valuing.  I believe, if a person can tip the scales of their daily intake toward the positive, they will not only change for the better, but the world around them will benefit, heal, and improve as well.  Ultimately, it is my hope that through my photos people will not only see the good but also feel inspired by it to be the good in their sphere of influence.

I post regularly on my  Facebook and Instagram feeds.  I am also on LinkedIn.  Please feel free to connect with me on any of those platforms or use the form on my Contact page on this site, even if it's just to say "Hello!"  I enjoy hearing from anyone who appreciates my photos, has questions, or would like to discuss hiring me.  I especially enjoy hearing from those who would like to share about how my work has inspired them to "be the good".  While I don't often do contract work (although that may change once I retire from my current vocation), I am also open to discussing projects where my talents and passions would be a good fit for the project.

Craig Douglas Gephart, Photographer
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Images of Craig's Recognized works

Recognized Works

Susquehanna Greenway Treasured Towns and Landscapes Photo Contest
Grand-prize Winner, 2011

Frances Drost - Windy Hill Road
Audio CD cover

"Sea Grant and UGA Help Communities Plan for the Future"
NOAA Website Article Feature Photo - October 28, 2013

Field Gear

Cameras/Tripods

  • Canon EOS-RP mirrorless digital camera

  • Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens 

  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

  • Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens 21/2.8

  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus

  • Miops RemotePlus Trigger

  • Tripods and heads by Manfrotto and 3Pod

  • Filters and Holders by Kase, Sioto, and K&F

Apps

  • PlanIt Pro

  • Photo Pills

  • Google Maps

Transport Bags

  • Lowepro

  • Mindshift

Post Production

Computer

  • Apple iMac (2015), 27", 32 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, macOS Big Sur

  • datacolor Spyder X

  • 13" Apple MacBook Pro (2013), 16 GB, 512 GB SSD, macOS Catalina
     

Primary Software

  • DxO PhotoLab 4 Elite

  • DxO Nik Collection v4

  • Excire Foto (Digital Asset Manager with AI)

Other Applications I occasionally use

  • On1 Photo RAW 2021.5

  • Skylum Luminar 4

  • Skylum Luminar AI

Printer

  • Canon Pixma Pro-100