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About DLP Graphics

Hi, I'm Steve Baker. I've been working in the oil and gas industry since 1979. While I'm currently working as an operator/electrician at natural gas processing facilities in the Fort Nelson area of northern BC, Canada, my real passion is in photography and computers.

My photography interests started years ago during high school when my Dad started me out with an instamatic camera and a simple darkroom setup in the basement. The next five years would find me out shooting pictures every possible opportunity and spending long hours into the night in the darkroom. During the years of raising a family the pressures of life began to squeeze out the photography until the camera eventually sat idle in the closet.

Later I developed a keen interest in computers and, in 1999, bought a used Canon autofocus SLR and started taking pictures again. We were in a bookstore shortly after getting this camera and my wife, Sue, showed me a book called "Virtual Wilderness" by Tim Fitzharris. The price of book was about $40 and I asked her if she knew the real cost of buying me that book. Being the supportive wife she is she just said "Go for it!!" This book introduced me into the amazing opportunities opened up when cameras and computers are used together. Knowing absolutely nothing about digital imaging, I discovered the first thing I had to do was immerse myself in every book I could find about the subject... and buy a lot more equipment! I bought a film scanner to scan negatives into the computer... and a better computer... and bigger hard drives... and an inkjet photo printer... I was hooked!

In the spring of 2003 I made the decision to take my photography seriously, and bought a Canon 10D Digital SLR Camera , some better lenses, an Epson SP2200 printer and framing equipment. After many years of hard work, and lots of ups and downs, I framed my first print in spring 2004. I can't believe how the people of Fort Nelson have supported me by encouraging me, offering places to display my work, and of course... Buying my pictures! Thank you Fort Nelson!

Spring of 2010 has me using my third digital SLR, a Canon 5D MkII camera and third photo printer, and HP Designjet Z3100... and realizing a dream is coming true for me. I am currently using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS4 for processing my photos.

DLP Graphics is a home based business. It has to fit in around my full time job. The "graphics" part of the name was chosen when I had great ambitions of doing graphics and web programing as well as the photography. In reality, the photography, keeping up with the changing digital world, and keeping my own web site going has been enough for me. The "DLP" part of the name is explained below.


Why Dirty Little Puppy?

In 2000 our seven year old Rottweiler died and left a big hole in our hearts. We picked up a rescued Rottweiler female named Holly. She had been left in a kennel to starve and was just skin and bones. Her nose had been rubbed raw trying to get out of the kennel. In the cab of the truck on the way home she proceeded to wash my head... all of it! Sue said I must be a dirty little puppy... The name stuck

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All images copyright Steve Baker 1999-2010. Please contact me to use any of my images.
Email me dlp@dlpgraphics.ca


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Northern Light Show
Northern Light show out my back door. I took some shots with a fence and some hay bales in the foreground. [ more ]


Fort Nelson Motocross races
I took my camera to the motocross races in Fort Nelson this weekend. I was a new challenge for me as I haven't done any action shooting for years. I have been shooting landscapes and flowers. They don't move very fast!. Anyways, check out the new gallery. [ more ]


More FNNPF photos
As the construction winds down there is less scaffold in the way. This batch includes some interesting dusk and sunrise pictures. [ more ]


New FNNPF pictures
A few new pictures added to the Fort Nelson North Processing Facility. One boiler is running and we are doing steam blows to clean out the steam piping. [ more ]


New FNNPF aerial photos
A few new aerial shots taken from the helicopter on the way home. [ more ]


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