Artist StatementI focus mainly on travel and outdoor photography.
Roger Maki has been a serious amateur photographer since 1975, and for 30 years he shot primarily color slide film. Roger’s transition to digital photography began in 2002, and he’s been shooting digital images exclusively since 2005. Much of Roger’s photography is self-taught from reading and practice, although he has attended a few seminars and workshops, such as the one-day Nikon School of Photography. He also participated in a Great American Photography Weekend workshop with the late adventure photographer Galen Rowell in 1994 and another with nature photographer Art Wolfe in 1996. In 2000 Roger attended a weekend workshop taught by Baltimore fine arts photographer Tony Sweet, and in 2004 he attended a workshop taught by retired National Geographic photographer James Amos. He was a member of the Newark (Delaware) Camera Club from 1976-1977, of Easton’s Tidewater Camera Club from 1987-2005 and 2007-present, and is currently a member of Easton’s Friday Morning Artists and the online Travel Photographers Network. Most of Roger’s photos are taken during family outings and vacations. Roger has won numerous local camera club contests, including Slide of the Year three times and annual High Point Winner eight times. He is also a two time weekly winner in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards contest (Wilmington, DE News-Journal). Roger’s photos have been published in Easton’s Star-Democrat daily newspaper, the Baltimore Sun newspaper’s Sunday travel section, Boys’ Life magazine, Lens magazine, an Easton Business Management Association promotional brochure, three calendars, and an anniversary greeting card. He has had cover photos published in The Weekend supplement to the Star-Democrat and in Attractions magazine. Roger is a retired Quality Engineer from Sensata Technologies (formerly Airpax Corporation), in Cambridge, Maryland, where he worked for nearly 31 years. He and his wife, Linda, live in Easton, and they have two sons and one granddaughter.