Frank Comisar is the founder of Scenic Aperture and an award winning professional landscape, wildlife, and nature photographer. Frank has been photographing our natural world for over 30 years. Based in Durango, Colorado, Frank travels throughout North America making beautiful photographs for his Durango gallery and leading photography workshops.
Influenced by a previous career in Architecture, Frank’s images are well known for artistically depicting our three-dimensional world in a two dimensional medium. Frank learned early in his architecture career that “. . . the creative process is not a destination but a journey. It is a journey that includes research, planning, timing, technical skills, creative judgment, and a bit of good luck.” Frank’s success as a photographer is founded on these principles.
I recall many people encouraged and mentored me as I developed as a photographer. I recall the thrill of discovery that helped me go from merely taking snapshots to making thoughtful photographs that capture the feelings and emotions of a moment. Photography allows me to share those moments.
I feel alive and energetic when surrounded by the flora and fauna of our natural world. I strive to communicate these emotions through my photography. My goal is to capture a moment in time that, when viewed in years to come, recalls the excitement and emotions of that moment. I know I’ve made a relevant photograph when it elicits a positive and emotional reaction from others.
Photography provides a creative outlet through which I express myself. Whether patiently waiting for perfect light on a majestic landscape or the split second audio and visual explosion of 50,000 cranes blasting off their river roost at sunrise, photography invigorates my soul. Today, photography drives me as an artist and a responsible steward of our natural world.
Photography is more than just pressing the shutter at a random moment in time. It is a journey. I have learned that the harder I work, the luckier I get. This is the credo upon which I base my photography and workshops. My mission is to make great photographs in order promote understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural treasures.