About Me

BeSt - Bernd Steinebrunner

Growing up in Germany gave me the opportunity to travel a lot.  In my late highschool years I started picking up a camera and taking pictures of the world I visited.  It was a Canon SLR and I took slides for many years, from all over Europe - Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, all the way to Brazil and Indonesia.

Then the family came around, my wonderful wife Jeanne and three children and I got busy.  Of course, the family snapshots but now with just a small camera as it was not reasonable to haul around a big SLR along with the diaper bag, stroller and all the other kids gear.  

Many years later, now in the US, kids were getting older and I actually had time for a hobby, my wife gave me DSLR (a Canon T3i).  This caused an amazing transformation.  I am not particularly an "artsy" person as I am dealing mostly with "rational things" as a Financial Planner, so it challenged the right side, the creative side, of my brain.  As I carried my camera around with me, I started to see the world in a different light.  I was looking for beauty, images that captured me, different perspectives, angles, lights.  It opened my eyes to the beauty that God has created for our enjoyment.  

So, here I am, an opportunistic photographer, or maybe an allrounder, or a "general practitioner".  I have never specialized and I am trying to challenge myself every time I go out.  The Photographic Society of Orange County, my photo club PSOC, is helping me with that.

I hope you enjoy my pictures and feel free to contact me if you are interested in my work or you'd like me to take on an assignment.  I am open for volunteer work for non-profits as well.

By the way, if you are wondering what the picture is:  It is a happy but tired me after a hard day's of physical labor helping  build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala.

Bernd Steinebrunner

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