About Me

My name is Barb Thrall and I’ve been a photographer for many years. I have lived in almost all parts of Washington State.  And some parts of California, Montana, England, and Norway but for much shorter periods of time.

I started taking photos back when taking lots of photos was costly to develop, but I couldn’t help myself.  Always wanting to catch the amazing glimpse of light or thing that was happening that would never happen again.  Now I can shoot digital and not be concerned about the cost of developing, just the cost of storing all those photos.  Photography is my hobby and my sanctuary—a thing that is so far removed from my day job.  I can get lost in it for hours.  I think art is a necessity of life.

Though I would tell you I’m not a landscape photographer I do shoot landscapes.  But I’m not that” up-before-dawn, hike 20 miles, gotta-get-the-sunrise” sort of landscape photog. Or at least if I do, I'm not shooting the sunset.  On the same day. I’m intrigued by how a landscape can look very painterly and so emphasize that in post-processing.  There’s so much romance in the play of light and shadow that it feels like brushstrokes to me.  And I want to capture that feeling in my art.

My photography is also a bit of Still Life.  It's that take a deep breath, sit down and enjoy a moment sort of photography.

A native We(s)tsider of Washington State, I live in Richland now with my husband and our two cats.  Perhaps three cats.

info at barb thrall photography dot com