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Hi there - 

Wecome to my personal photography page.  I hope you like the pictures.  I'm adding this page in the event you want to know a little more about me or my photography.


My Background

First a little about me.

I grew up in St. Louis, and still really consider myself a St. Louis guy even though I haven't lived there in over 25 years. I have been in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas for that time, and for the last 15 years I have lived in a great little suburb in the DFW area called Southlake. I live here with my wife Susan - a native Texan who is a practicing physician - and our two teenage daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth (see the picture below).

I went to law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and then went into private practice, where I remained for 12 years. I was a commercial litigator, doing mostly construction and surety disputes. That is a hard and stressful way to make a living. So several years ago I went in-house with a company. I now work out of my house and enjoy my job. It even lets me travel to interesting places to photograph on occasion.

That change is what really got me rolling with photography.  While I had always been interested in photography and owned a number of cameras over the years, I now had the time to devote toward photography. I dove in with both feet. Pretty soon photography became an obsession. It still is.


My Photography

For the last 10 years, most of my free time has been spent either photographing, editing pictures, or learning new techniques. In addition, I take several photography trips every year.  My job involves a certain amount of travel and leaves me some room to take pictures.

Most of my work is a "scape" of some sort - either a landscape, seascape, or cityscape. I seem to be drawn to coastal scenes most of all. That is probably partly because they are so alien to me, having always lived in a land-locked place, but mostly because they are just cool. 

I also do a lot of night photography. That started because my employer insisted that I work during the day (quite unreasonable, in my opinion) and my wife would not put up with my skipping off to photograph in good light all the time (equally unreasonable). I began  photographing at night out of necessity, but soon it became the time I prefer.


This Website

I have been posting pictures to this site for about 10 years.  It is now where I post pictures just for fun.  Even though it is not my main photography website anymore (that is here), it is still where I post all my pictures, whether they are likely to be deemed worthy of future consideration or not.  I put everything into the Recent pictures gallery as I post it and from there may or may not work its way into one of the other galleries.

You can see all my photos by coming back to this website from time to time. If you have an Instagram account, you can also follow me and you'll see all photos as they are posted. Just go to my Instagram page and click Follow.  Of you can check out my like my photography Facebook page.

Contact Me

One of the main benefits of creating this site has been meeting so many great people involved with photography.  If you have questions, thoughts about photography, or just want to say hi, I'd love to hear from you.  You can use the Contact form on this site or email me at jim at jimhamelphotography.com and I will get back to you quickly. 

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My Family Pictures

Where did the family pictures go?  Here.


Hope you enjoy the site.

Jim

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