Scott Ransom, on the back deck of our house in Brainerd, MN, overlooking a bluff down to the Mississippi River. I'm fortunate to live in this photo-friendly place and enjoy taking pictures of the ever-changing environment and the folks, birds and critters that live here. I have raced in many triathlons and running races, and believe I know the kind of photos that race participants like to see. I am not a professional photographer, but I occasionally take some nice photographs and am happy to share them.
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You can certainly judge the photos on this site for yourself, but these comments received were very nice too:
"You are so incredibly talented and it’s such a treasure for me to have that day documented with the best race photography I’ve ever seen. On that note, I did IMWI a month or so later and I think you could school every one of their photographers. You’re in an entirely different artistic league. Your work is beautiful!" -- L.H.
"Wanted to thank you for capturing a few pictures at the Lakes Country Triathlon. Thank you for helping to capture the event. Not my best showing however it was my wife’s first triathlon so it will always be a great memory." -- S.R.
"Scott, your photography is outstanding! Even though the day looked cold and miserable, you were able to capture some smiles and that temporarily took away the pain those runners were feeling. Very nice backgrounds too!" -- M.D.
I shoot mostly the Micro Four Thirds system. My main camera is an Olympus EM1 Mk3, and my favorite lens to go with it is the Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm zoom lens. With this combo I have incredible "reach" and great image quality. I can often get that great candid capture without you seeing me or thinking you're in range.
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