BetterPhoto Member: Edward R. Valdez


member since July 15, 2003

I have two primary photographic passions; childrens portraiture and night photography. Please see my bio for more info. Thanks for taking the time to view my photographs!

-Edward R. Valdez

 Denver Center for...


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Julia & Gavin 1


Julia & Gavin 1
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Sideward Glance


Sideward Glance
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Steamed


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 Mineral Station


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Innocence


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 Denver Columns 3

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Old and New


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Pumpkins

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Rings


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Black & White Sky


Black & White Sky
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 Bridged Time


Bridged Time
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Play with me

Play with me
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Julia


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 Golden Slumber

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Gavin smiling


Gavin smiling
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Little Feet


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Blue Eyes

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 Blue


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Sunflower 2

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Gavin


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 Untitled


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Pouting

Pouting
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Windmill


Windmill
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White Petals

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 Windmill (color)


Windmill (color)
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Blue Glass

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Iron 2

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Sunflower


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 My Dad (June 6th ...


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1985


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Gavin 07-05 - 2

Gavin 07-05 - 2
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Self Portrait 1


Self Portrait 1
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Guitarist and his...

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Julia # 5

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Denver Silo # 1


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Julia 2-19-05 # 2


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Red Rocks # 1


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Julia 2-19-05


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Gavin 2-19-05

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 Morrison


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Winter Tree

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Small Cars Only


Small Cars Only
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DCC - Light Rail


DCC - Light Rail
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Urban Winter Tree

Urban Winter Tree
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Direction


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Cherry Cricket


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Julia & Gavin


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 Calling

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Gavin

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Julia - 12/2004


Julia - 12/2004
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Mountain River


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 Snowy Bridge


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Platte River

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Platte River Brid...

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Lights


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 Neon

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Upward Glance

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Bridge - Golden, ...


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Rocks and Water


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 5


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Lost Sandal


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Jesus Statue - En...

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Gavin at 13 Month...


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 Bus Blur


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Denver - Night

Denver - Night
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Stilts


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Light Rail Near U...

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DTC One


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Midnight to Twelv...

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Gavin in Blankets


Gavin in Blankets
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Julia

Julia
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Bio

Thanks for viewing my photographs. I have two primary photographic passions; night photography and portraiture.

I love photographing my children and have developed a love of unposed natural children's portraits. I use natural light and I capture my kids, and other's children, in their own environment. I firmly believe in an honest and respectful approach to photographing children and I believe it shows in the final print.

My other passion is night photography. My primary focus is on urban landscapes and architecture. I live in the Denver area and I love downtown Denver. It is an amazing city and the downtown area is phenomenally photogenic. You will find that I like to include light rail communter trains in many of my photographs. My interest in night photography is a bit philisophical. I call it the imagery of time. I love the idea of capturing a period of time on film. The idea of creating images that are impossible to be seen by the human eye thrills me. I can show you what ten minutes looks like under a full moon. I can show you what the stars look like during five minutes of the earths rotation. Through night photography I can show you what five seconds looks like on a busy street in downtown Denver. I am able to make statements through the imagery of time that I could never make during the brighter hours of the day.

I have recently begun a new project that is a marriage of these two photographic pursuits; street portraits. I have begun creating portraits of street people at night. My hope is to create compelling images that honor people that are all to often disregarded. I believe there is beauty and dignity in every life and I hope to point to that with my street portraits.

My equipment list is quite small. I use the same Canon AE-1 Program I have been using for nearly 20 years. I have three lenses; a Canon 1.8 50mm, a Canon 2.8 100mm and a Vivitar 3.5-5.6 28-200mm. Right now (and this will surely change) I shoot with Kodak Tri-X 400 and develop with Kodak D-76 developer. I scan my negatives and do all my post processing in Photoshop.

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