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 20 years. Based in Durango, Colorado, Frank travels throughout North America making beautiful images for his gallery and leading workshops during which he shares his passion and knowledge of the natural world and digital photography.
Influenced by a previous career in Architecture, Frank is a creative and inspiring teacher of photography. As an artist and creative professional, Frank educates by working side-by-side with his students in the field and in the digital dark room. 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 love to visit beautiful places and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. Documenting my travels through photography is my passion. I feel alive and energetic when I’m in nature. I strive to capture these emotions in my photographs which I hope promote an understanding and appreciation for our natural treasures. I know I’ve made a good photograph when it elicits a positive and emotional reaction from others.
Photography provides a creative outlet from which to 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 rejuvenats 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 business and my photography workshops. I love teaching. I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge of photography with aspiring photographers.
I recall many people encouraged and mentored me as I developed my photography skills. I recall the thrill of discoveries that helped me go from just taking snap shots to making thoughtful photographs. Today, my mission is to help others achieve this thrill of discovery and to experience the joy of capturing a moment in time that, when viewed after the fact, brings back the excitement and emotions of the moment.