Koral Martin is a Fine Art Nature Photographer. She loves to travel around the country and capture the wondrous world around us including Landscapes, waterfalls, wildlife, and macros of florals and natures abstracts. Koral has taken photographs all over the United States but specially loves her time hiking around Kentucky, Arkansas and Colorado and visits there many times a year.
“Nature has always been a draw to me, it has an inherent beauty that I learned to appreciate at a very young age. My family’s vacations were camping, hiking and fishing all around Kentucky and down into Tennessee. My parents loved the great outdoors and passed on that love to me and through the years of my life, I have always found myself gravitating to nature at every opportunity. To me, nature possesses an unending variety of beauty and isever changing; it offers wonderful surprises at every look, every step, along every path, and in every corner and crevice. With a camera in my hand, I see things I would possibly never see other wise. I love to seek out those hidden beauties as I might just be walking a short distance down a path, along a stream, or through a woods, examining at length everything from lichen and algae growing on a rotted log to pebbles lining a brook, unique reflections in the water, or I am hiking the mountains of places like Colorado seeing the glorious vistas, thunderous waterfalls, or glacial lakes it has to offer. I love to hike but even more I love to capture these images and share them with all of you to bring that story, that emotion, that sense of awe, that sense of peace and calm, that I have gotten to experience when I step out into the wondrous world of nature around us. ” –Koral
In the last dozen years, as digital photography capabilities have advanced, Koral has able to combine her love of computers and her technical knowledge with her photography. In her photography she utilizes Canon’s professional line of digital cameras and lenses and Epson’s professional printers. She is experienced in all aspects of digital photography, including digital capture, digital editing, color management, printing, and presentation of fine-art prints. Koral has conducted classes for all levels of photographers for years and enjoys doing small group ShareShops. She is a member of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Kansas City Artist Coaliton, North American Nature Photography Association, Photo Society of North West Arkansas, The Society for the Arts in Healthcare, The Center for Health Design, Joplin Missouri’s Spiva Center for the Arts, and Carthage’s Art Central.