Carstensen Photo​​​
Charles "Chuck" Carstensen

Documentary Photographer

​Ms. Cora Lyden introduced me to photography. She was a professional studio photographer in Nebraska. That was in the mid 1940’s. The passion fit immediately. My first camera was a 127 film Kodak Baby Brownie Special. I built a darkroom in my parents basement, learned on my own through high school graduation. While attending Pueblo, Colorado Junior College I worked as an intern photographer at the Pueblo Chieftain and Star Journal newspaper. Photojournalism is in my blood because of that experience. I was a member of the U. S. Navy Reserve, transferred to active duty (Korean War) where I elected to follow the working path of photography. Graduated from basic and advanced Photography Schools at Pensacola, Florida. My first duty assignment was the Fleet Air Photo Lab - Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan. Following 4 years active duty and Honorable Discharge from the Navy - the GI Bill helped to complete college education where I graduated BSBA from The University of Denver, Colorado. Work Experience: Quality Control Laboratory Spectrographer, Martin-Marietta Corporation, Insurance Industry Claims Industry 10 years, Business owner 35 years building the company from scratch to 18 employees in 3 offices. Final business years I specialized in General Aviation Accident Investigation and Adjusting as a sole proprietor. That speciality heavily involved one chance only documentary photography. Now retired. My passion is panoramic photography. I am the Webmaster, Black Canyon Camera Club. Photographic Society of America education course graduate - The History of Photography; Image Analysis; A Portfolio Experience. Self published 2 Photo Books. On - Orval’s Used Cars. On Black Canyon - The North Rim.
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