Photography has been my hobby, my passion for close to 40 years. My photographic journey began when I was a teenager when I bought my first camera, a 35mm Minolta range finder with the money I earned from a summer job. My passion really took hold when I was in college after taking a variety of photography courses in the chemistry, physics, and art. I grew up 5 miles (as the crow flies) from NYC, NY in New Jersey so much of my initial work was cityscapes. Having grown up in the urban landscape, I longed to spend more time in less crowded, natural spaces. I developed a love for the outdoors and spent a lot of time hiking and photographing in the Catskills and Adirondacks in NY and White Mountains of NH.

In the early 1980's, I started to travel to places I dreamed about visiting - Alaska, Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii, and more recently, nova Scotia, Scotland, and Norway. I have been traveling back to these same places and many new ones, taking my husband and two sons along so they can experience and enjoy the natural beauty of these places. I love to travel for the sake of taking photographs but my favorite place of course is Boothbay, Maine our second home.
I specialize in seascapes, landscapes, and nature abstracts using both film and digital cameras. My goal is to capture the best image possible in-camera using graduated neutral density filters to improve tonal range of both my digital and film images. For many years, I printed black and white as well as color images in my own darkroom from negatives and transparencies taken with my 35mm, medium format, and 4X5 cameras. Today I use Lightroom and Photoshop only for basic editing and to prepare an image for print.
I currently live in Atkinson, NH with my family but have also been enjoying our summer home in Boothbay for over 30 years. My favorite places to photographic in the Boothbay area are Ocean Point and Oven’s Mouth. I am a member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and regularly exhibit my work at their Galley during the summer months. My photographs have also been selected for The Maine Photography Show several years in a row and in 2013, my abstract of bubbles under ice, “Celestial” won 3rd place in the Black and White Category. I have also exhibited my work at the Boothbay Harbor Library, The First Bank in Boothbay Harbor, and Art@Waterfront Park Festival.
To support my photography habit and my family, I work as a materials scientist for an electronics company in New Hampshire evaluating new materials and processes for circuit boards used in high speed servers and defense systems. In my spare time I usually have a camera in hand waiting for those moments of dramatic light. I am also one of the gallery moderators on Nature Photographers – On-Line Magazine (http://www.naturephotographers.net). You can view more of my work on my website www.evamcdermottphotography.com and I hope you enjoy my photographic vision. Please do sign my guest book and thanks for looking.

Eva McDermot