Matthew Marlow Moore received his first point and shoot camera as a present for his 12th birthday in 2003. Mr. Moore started taking a black and white film class in 2008 as a high school course. During which, he studied composition and the process of taking photos with film, processing the film in a darkroom, and enlarging the photos taken as final prints. This experience is what sparked his interest in photography and other photographic disciplines instead of just snapping photos of random things. It was also the time when he purchased his first DSLR camera, the Canon Rebel XT.
Mr. Moore continued taking classes during high school as well as an art and composition course while enrolled in the University of Alabama in Huntsville for a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Earth Systems Science.
While working towards his degree and later on, finding work in his field, he kept taking photographs as the chances presented themselves with his new Canon Rebel T3i Camera. However, he was not actively engaged in improving his photography skills or composition.
When traveling to other countries or local states within the United States, he would take his camera equipment to take photographs, but it was not until 2019 that Mr. Moore started traveling to specific areas for the sole purpose of taking photos.
2020-2022... a time without vison!
Without vision of what he wanted his photography to be, Mr. Moore's camera stayed in its case for almost two whole years without being used. It was not until a need arose for a photographer to take student portraits at his local Taekwondo dojang, that the spark for photography was reignited.
With the purchase of his first professional grade camera, the Canon 90D, Mr. Moore has now begun taking photos once again with the intention of becoming a professional photographer who can help future and current generations of photographers to get out in their environment to take photos in the best possible composition and to slow down in life taking the time to create art that may be admired for years to come.
About My Logo
My Logo was designed with three concepts combined into one. Starting from the outside edge and working in:
Enso - The Circle of Togetherness
Enso is considered a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism and symbolizes enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. The symbol is often part of Japanese calligraphy and is most often drawn in one fluid brush stroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
Aperture - The Opening of a Camera's Lens Manipulated for Depth Of Field
The aperture of a camera is the gate of the lens. Its job is to let specific amounts of light into the camera and gives a photographer the ability to create unique depth of field, or the ability to have parts of an image in focus and parts of an image out of focus.
AF Point - The Center of Focus
The bracket of the AF Point is the area of focus for the subject of the photo. The dead center of that bracket is the AF Point where the camera has been told to focus.
Together, my logo symbolizes the enlightenment and elegance of a photographer's ability to compose and capture time and emotion in a photo, the ability to perfect specific styles within the photography world, and to keep focus on the vision of keeping photography relevant to future generations.