Hi, my name is Mary Buck

I have had a passion for photography since I was 18 years old. My first SLR camera was an Olympus OM-1 (oops I just gave away my age!) I instantly became hooked on SLR photography and have always used the manual creative controls. I have never shot anything on automatic. My love of photography continued for a few decades and in 1995 I started my business “Lightscapes Photographic Artwork”. Since then I have photographed hundreds of families around the Metro-Atlanta area. My specialties have always been children and capturing their spontaneity.
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I have been around cameras for a long time. All SLRs do basically the same thing, however the accessibility to the controls vary in each camera Once you learn how to use the manual controls I guarantee you will never go back to automatic settings. For years I used my husband’s old film SLR a Ricoh film camera on manual. It did not have a built in meter so I used the sunny 16 rule and the majority of the time the pictures came out great.

I could not imagine a life without photography. It has been the “fire in my belly” for so many years now. If you love photography, I would love to work with you on a one on one basis in my on-line photography course.

Raves from some of my previous class members:

“Mary helped me take my photography from the textbook into the real world. I now SEE the world around me in a different way.”


“This class has helped me to melt composition and the technical aspects. Mary is known throughout the local industry as an excellent photographer as well as a teacher. Mary has taught me how to see.”


“I loved the class. It was very informative for a true beginner and very enjoyable.”