Gary Schatan

has been a member since Sep 2007 and goes by realschatan.

I am a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. I have been observing and documenting the ‘Urban Landscape’ found in and around California and the world since the 1970s. I am part of a generation of young photographers who questioned and expanded two seemingly fixed categories, landscape and documentary photography into something new. Since that time, I have continued to draw my inspiration from the aesthetics of the everyday, turning the least monumental of subjects — automobiles, advertiseme

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Bossy's close up, please!

15 Apr 201310 views

Bossy 1

15 Apr 20137 views


15 Apr 20139 views, 2 favorites, 1 comment

Disco Tonight

24 Jan 20135 views

Disco Infernal

24 Jan 20138 views

Disco Party All Night Long

24 Jan 201312 views
In "Crowd Mechanics"

Santa's Day

4 Dec 20128 views

Echos of a Tragic Day

11 Sep 201238 views, 3 favorites, 2 comments
In "Title Me!"

Fourth Reaction

10 Jul 201213 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment

Spectacular Bursts of Light

10 Jul 20127 views

White Night 4th of July

10 Jul 20124 views

Red Fireworks bursting in air

10 Jul 201224 views, 3 favorites, 3 comments
In "Ripple Effect"

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Gary's votable photos

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?