Spotlight Member Section featuring Emmett Egr

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Tell us about you?

I am recently retired from the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. I served for 40 years as Information and Education Coordinator for the NRD. Before that, I produced and directed educational television programs and films for KYNE-TV at UNO.

Tell us about your history with Omaha Artists Inc?

I have been a member of Omaha Artists for about two years. I joined following the urging of my wife, Barbara Egr, who seems to think that I have some talent with photography. I have enjoyed making new friends in the club and having an opportunity to display my photography at OAI shows. I help set up the microphone and speaker system for the luncheon meetings.

How did you get involved in art and what is your favorite medium?

My duties at the NRD included a fair amount of photo journalism. Today, I am shifting gears toward a more artful form of photography.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy fishing. We have a boat and enjoy taking the boat to various lakes in Nebraska and South Dakota. Fishing for walleye is my favorite. I also enjoy doing home improvements and landscaping our yard.

What are your travel experiences?

Barbara and I love to travel. We have been to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and to many of our nearby western states – Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are favorites.

What are you known for?

Landscape and wildlife photography are my favorites. I try to capture lots of images when I travel outside of Nebraska. However, Nebraska is also a beautiful state and many beautiful photos are taken here. I follow many photography-oriented Facebook pages with Nebraska thru the Lense and Natural Nebraska among my favorites.

What skills would you like to learn?

In some ways I am relatively new to art photography and have much to learn about the capabilities of my mirrorless camera. Photoshop is my post-processing software choice. However, I am a believer in the “Less is Best” approach to enhancing images.