My Story

A warm hello to all, and welcome to my photography page. My name is Steve Zimic and my serious interest in photography started back in the 80’s when I was still working as an engineer.  I soon joined a local camera club - which I must say - was the best decision I’ve ever made to improve the quality of my work. In the mid 90’s I joined the Nature Photographers website, which is like an online camera club where you share your images comments and comments with the whole world. Throughout the 90’s my work again took a leap forward as a result of attending many workshops with the late Galen Rowell.

I got started in digital photography in 1996 with scanned transparencies and editing with Photoshop 3.0. In 2002 I started shooting digital with an Olympus C3000 3.2MP camera which amazingly produced very fine 11 X 14 prints.

Many of the images on this site were taken with Nikon equipment however as of October 2012 I switched to the micro 4/3 format. I’m now shooting exclusively with Olympus cameras using an EM1 MKII, EM5MK II or Fuji X100 for my color work, and an infrared converted EM5  for my infrared work.  My favorite lens is the Olympus 45mm f1.8. Although I still shoot in color, I much prefer the challenges of infrared. I shoot exclusively in RAW and use  Lightroom 6, Photoshop CS6 and various plugins for both my color and infrared imagery.

I’ve recently moved to Florida so I have a whole new and exciting area to explore. I hope you enjoy viewing my images as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you would like to purchase prints of any of these images, visit Fine Art America to see or purchase more of my images.

I’m currently semi-retired, and do private tutoring in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. I also write a newsletter for Neptune Photo in Garden City, NY. My favorite pass times in order of preference.

1-Photography - of course.

2-Bicycle riding on my 1971 Schwinn Continental.

3-Driving my Mini Cooper Clubman ‘S’.

4-Riding my Kawasaki KLR 650.


welcome to the world as seen through my eyes