Craig McCord, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, concentrates on fine art landscape photography. His interest in photography started in the early 1970’s. Craig then quickly developed an ever-increasing passion for photography as a means of creative expression, and over the years his artistic skills have continued to evolve. His tools have changed as well. In his film days he worked with 35mm SLRs, 645 and 6×7 medium format, and 4×5 large format media. He later made his transition to digital capture in 2006. Craig currently uses exclusively Sony mirrorless systems, lenses and accessories.
Black and white icons Ansel Adams and John Sexton, as well as color greats Elliot Porter and David Muench influenced Craig’s development as a photographer. Their impact molded his artistic eye and his approach to subject matter and photographic style. One can sense this in his fondness for wide angle perspectives. He often incorporates strong foreground elements to add a measure of depth, drawing the viewer into the image. Craig has a certain fondness for landscapes of the west and northwest. He argues that the United States overall is blessed with diverse and beautiful landscape for us all to explore and enjoy.
Presently residing in Kingsville, Missouri, Craig focuses entirely on his fine art work and instructing other photographers in pursuit of their passion. Selections of his work reside in personal and commercial collections in several states and throughout Missouri. In 2016 the National Park Service used selections of his Ozark National Scenic Riverway images to help highlight their celebration of the Park System’s centennial celebration.
Craig currently partners with colleague, Jane Palmer, conducting workshop under Creative Light Photography workshops. They currently offer workshops in Missouri, Kansas, the Pacific Northwest, California Eastern Sierra and the Grand Tetons of Wyoming.