About ME! - parkcityphotographer

About Deb DeKoff, photographer


I have a sense of humor.

I am a former model. And having been on both sides of the camera gives me a bit more insight into the world of modeling, acting, and visualizing images that sell.  I'm acutely aware of hand positions, flattering body poses, and what to do with those limbs. 

I love learning. I have multiple degrees and endorsements.  I have an AA, BS, and earned an MS degree in education with an emphasis on leadership.  I'm endorsed in gifted and talented education, and ESL.  I hold an active cosmetology license in the state of Utah, too. 

I do not watch TV. There are too many awesome things to do in life.

I play acoustic guitar. Sometimes. I have a Taylor. And an Ovation 12 string. And a Cordoba classical. I cannot memorize music. I have to read it. I taught myself how to play when I was eight by listening to Neil Young play finger style. Maybe that is why I cannot sing - Neil's voice is a bit cacophonic - and I tried to sound like him.

Exercise is important to me.  I enjoy running. Kind of. It's a hate/love relationship. I hate getting started. But, after the first 1/2 mile, I love it. I am not fast, in fact, my goal is to break an 8 minute mile.  Best time? 8:11 - on a treadmill.  I do find lifting weights is cathartic - in a way that no class can deliver.  

I don't do boring well. Not at all.
I am energetic. This is a gift. It allows me to be all that I can be.

I am a cancer survivor and a life thriver.  I've had awesome care at the Huntsman Cancer Institute - and when one has been hit be a disease such as cancer, life is never the same.  Life is for living and learning and loving and enjoying, not just being.  I relish capturing moments of my life as I travel  with my husband (and sometimes travel with my grown sons.)  

I don't cook. I do not desire to cook. I have tried. No one will eat it. Not even me. I can exist on fruits, vegetables, and energy bars and protein drinks. And coffee, we cannot forget coffee - or a great cup of loose leaf tea.   Thanks, Bill, for cooking.
I believe personal photography projects keep the creative juices flowing - as does anything that stretches my creative muscle.  One such penchant is photographing classic cars, and anything that is vintage, antique, or simply "old".   I feel as though I am preserving time this way.

Speaking of preserving time - that's what photographs are about - capturing memories, for all time.  Give me a call.  


What's in the bag?

Nikon, pure Nikon.  

Nikon lenses, Nikon strobes.

A great Think Tank Bag.

Mag Mod modifiers.

Black Rapid Strap (thanks, Black Rapid!)

Pelican card case (thanks, Pelican!)

And Buff stuff. 

Lights, camera, action!  I'm ready! Are you?

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