About Markis

Markis with CameraJust who is this guy?

Impressions by Markis?

Hi. My name is Markis. I love photography. I have for quite some time now. It all started back in high school when I was asked to be the photographer for the school newspaper and yearbook.

I was a computer geek back then. Everything was DOS, no windows or mac yet. I was going to go to college and major in computer science, then the journalism teacher put a camera in my hand! I spent most of the rest of high school taking pictures at just about every event. If you went to school with me, you remember.

After high school, I went to the Colorado Institute of Art and majored in photography. I loved every bit of that. Nothing but taking pictures and developing for two whole years! After college, I worked as a school photographer for a while, and then as a portrait photographer for Olan Mills.

Then I left photography for a while. It’s easy to get burned out when you don’t have your priorities straight. I eventually moved to Hawaii where I fell in love with takiing photographs of nature and landscapes. Then something happened and all my camera equipment got destroyed! I still loved photography and took pictures with a simple point and shoot camera, but always wanted to do more.

While I was recovering from a car accident, I also fell in love with web design and graphic design. I even started my own “home-based” business called Reliant Design Studios. I’ve been doing that for several years now.

I’m married now and live in Texas with my wonderful wife, Ginger. I’m your average working man. Working hard at work all week, then working on my business when I’m not doing other things.

Recently, I’ve gotten my hands on a professional digital camera. Now I’m back into photography! This time, it’s a hobby that takes me away from the chaotic week of work. It gives me time to walk in nature and relax. To just get away.

My goal is to take photographs that people enjoy. Of nature, children, or whatever life brings to me. This website is built just to show to the world this hobby of mine that perhaps catches some part of this wonderful world in a way just for the enjoyment of others. I plan on trying to be artistic and spontaneous while just having plain fun.

This website is to showcase “Impressions by Markis.” The dictionary defines an impression as “An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience.” My desire is to affect you with my photographs; to invoke some feeling in you that inspires you to give glory to God for the beauty of this world. Basically, I’m going to show you my “impressions” of the world.

This website will be continually updated as I take on this task. I hope it will become a little place for you to find beauty in this world. All of the pictures here will be new except for the photos of Hawaii that I am going to add in here.

You can find me on facebook as well, where I try to post a new photo as often as I can. I am also available for hire to take photographs of whatever you need. Please use the contact page on this site to get in touch with me if you so desire.


Markis Shooting