BetterPhoto Member: Alton I. Vance

member since 11/21/2004
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I have been minister at Norco Christian Church, Norco, California since 1976. I have been interested in photograpy since before I was a teenager. I enjoy the hobby even more since the advancement of digital. I often use photographic images in special muti-media programs. I have used a Canon 1D Mark II and and a Canon 5D, a Canon 5D Mk II, a Canon 1Dx, and a Sony Alpha A7R. My current favorite camera is a 50 megapixel Canon 5DSR. I use all Canon L lenses. I have aquired the following: 100-400mm IS L; 17-40mm L; 70-200mm L; 24-105mm IS L; 24mm 1.4 L; 24mm T/S 3.5 L; 45mm T/S 2.8; 90mm T/S 2.8; 180mm 3.5 Macro L: 1X-5X MP-E65 Macro, and a Canon 300mm 2.8 IS L. I also use a Canon 550EX Speedlite and a Canon 580EX Speedlite and Canon Macro Twinlite. I also use a speedlite transmitter for most of my off camera flash work.

I especially enjoy landscape and wildlife photography but also enjoy photographing people and macro photography.

I have been married for 48 years, have 2 sons, one worked as a professional product and business photographer in Rancho Cucamonga, California but is now working on his teaching credential, the other designed Hot Wheels for Mattel, now designing products for Troy Lee Designs but also continues to work on products for Mattel and Hasbro Toys as a contract designer. His work can be seen at

In March of 2007 and 2008 some of my photos were published in Cowboys and Indians Magazine (a high quality Western Magazine). Also in March 2007 I started showing some of my work in Beacon Hill Gallery, a Photography and Art gallery in Norco California. I have sold several framed and matted prints from that Gallery each month since I started showing there.

My complete gallery of available prints for sale can be viewed from by web site at