Linda still treasures her father’s first 35mm camera which he gave to her in 1965. Although she’s grown into more sophisticated equipment she still occasionally uses it for fun and to maintain her skills. Measuring light, setting f/stops and using your noggin’ seem to be dying skills in our automated society nowadays – not so at Linda’s studio and business “Husky Power Dogsledding” in the Deep Creek Lake area of Garrett County.
During college Linda’s talents were put to use by the UofMD daily newspaper and later she enjoyed several years of employment with a few DC area photography studios. Truly earnest and fulfilling years came afterwards when she owned and operated “Viewfinder Photography” specializing in nautical imagery while living aboard her boats on the Potomac River.
Over the years Linda worked in various occupations as she accompanied her Marine Corps Officer husband around the world -- while at the same time using her photography background to explore and document her ever changing environment. During this time she also produced work as a freelance writer/photographer, resulting in frequent publishing of her articles with accompanying photos. These two sister endeavors were well suited to the uprooting military lifestyle, and provided Linda with the fodder to carryon with her love of photography.
Articles and photos of Linda’s have been published in: Sail, Time, Fortune, Chesapeake Bay, Family Motorcoaching, and Virginia Living magazines as well as over two dozen newspapers.
In 2004 Linda and her newly retired husband, Mike, settled for good back in Western MD and opened Husky Power Dogsledding at Mountain Maryland Kennels, LLC. Training and running their working Huskies in all light conditions inspired Linda to revisit her photography roots with the added dimension and enthusiasm of watercolor paints. Further technical digital enhancement study and watercolor painting training, coupled with the exquisite deep love of her subjects enable Linda to create exciting and unique portraits. Some samples of Linda’s work can be seen at: www.HuskyPowerDogsledding.com/PortraitsOfHuskiesInMixedMedia.htm
Capturing intricate facial expressions and micro changes in body language of animals is Linda’s passion. She not only concentrates on her own teams of working sleddogs, but is available to create a one-of-a-kind portrait of your family pet as well.
Linda Lee Herdering
Husky Power Dogsledding at Mountain Maryland Kennels, LLC
(Deep Creek Lake area)