P.O. Box 1058
Lexington, VA 24450
"I have operated a professional photography studio in Lexington, VA, since 1997. I am passionate about photography. It gives me a platform for perpetual learning with unlimited opportunities. I create fine art photographs for exhibit and sale in my film and digital darkrooms and take pride in often doing my own mat/framing. Outside the studio I enjoy hiking, camera in hand, with the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club 'Happy Hikers'; swimming; and traveling with my husband and two Scottish Terrier dogs."
"My well-equipped studio has a large commercial work space where I photograph works of art for artists, museums, and gift shops."
Fine Art Exhibits and Education
Fine Art: Photos are available:
- Virginia Born and Bred, Lexington, VA www.virginiabornandbred.com
- Allegheny Highlands Arts &Craft Center, Clifton Forge, VA http://www.highlandsartsandcraft.org
- 2017 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juried Exhibit
- 2017 Arts Center In Orange, VA, Two-Artists Exhibit
- 2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, West VA, Featured Artist
- 2016 Ox Eye Vineyards Tasting Room, Staunton, VA, Featured Artist
- 2009-Present - Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
- 2012-2016 - Studio Host/Exhibitor - Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour
- 2017 - Christopher James, Ziatype/Platinum/Paladium Workshop
- 2016 Adobe Lightroom, Dabney Lancaster Community College
- 2015 Paul Taylor, Platinum/Palladium Workshop
- 2014 Carl Weese, Platinum/Palladium Workshop
- 2011 George De Wolfe, Black and White Workshop
- Brooks institute of Photography, semester specialized study in Lighting Theory
- Northern Virginia Community College - black and white, color, studio
- Photographer, part-time, Reeves Center and Lee Chapel Museum, Washington and Lee University 1997-2016. Photos include the University’s extensive art and porcelain collections.
- Photographer, Welsh Construction Company, Lexington, VA. Welsh has won several regional awards with support of Ellen’s photographs.
- Photographer, Virginia Born and Bred, Lexington, VA for their web catalogue.
Awards and Books
July 2016 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show
July 2015 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show
July 2008 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show
May 2008 - Second Place, Rockbridge Arts Guild Art on the Green
Photographer and Co-Owner with Anne D. McClung of Alone Mill Publishing:
- Rockbridge County Log Structures, 2008
- Healing Waters, Tranquil Valleys, Bath County, Virginia, 2004
- Among These Ancient Mountains, the Story of Rockbridge County, Virginia, 2001
- Goshen Pass, A Magical Place in Virginia; 1999.
Photographer: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, over three hundred color images, 2003.
Co-author/Photographer: Historic Hong Kong Walks, 5-Walks on Hong Kong Island, 1988.
Homage to Vivian Maier
Member Virginia Professional Photographs Association, Retired (VPPA)
Member, Rockbridge Camera Club
Member , Rockbridge Arts Guild
Ellen Martin Photography, © 2017
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