Lynn Howlett bio
My first job in photography was Photo Editor at the Sun Advocate in Price, Utah. It was a great job where I learned many valuable lessons that have helped me throughout my career. I learned that most problems have solutions. I learned about how light changes greatly over the course of a day. I also learned that processing film in the darkroom stinks!
While studying design at BYU I worked for the University Photographer and I took on the occasional free lance job. My first commercial assignment was for Stephen Covey. I learned something from Mr. Covey. Enthusiasm can be contagious!
After graduation, I moved to Oregon where I spent 3 years photographing
housewares and working in the fashion studio at Meier & Frank Co. in
Portland. This is where I got a solid foundation in studio photography.
I opened my first studio in Salem in 1987 and soon had clients in construction, manufacturing, health care, and government. With such a diverse group of customers I learned to work quickly both in the studio and on location.
Photography for me is all about light and design, and each image can be as subtle or complex as the subject requires. A fleeting moment that can be completely spontaneous, or planned to the smallest detail.
I love making photographs now as much as ever! Afterall, there are no negatives, just positives!