The Photographer's Journey

Gretchen Troop graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University with a major in Illustration Photography. A focus on studio photography developed her eye for detail and precision apparent in her later work. Although at first she did not pursue a career as a studio photographer, choosing instead to become a professional singer, she has continued to pursue photography and shoot all over the world.

Gretchen began shooting in black & white film, but was clearly a color photographer. Gretchen's work in graphic design made the digital camera an obvious choice. Her first digital, a Nikon Cool Pix 950 was purchased in 1999 and a whole new wave of photography began.

Most of her earlier work was shot during frequent road trips from San Francisco to Boulder, Colorado and back. Camping the whole way, she found the country between the two cities to be some of the most intensely beautiful in the world.

In 2003 she tired of living in the city and settled into life in Boulder where she bought her first digital SLR camera, the Nikon D70. This allowed her the technical freedom to once again shoot professionally. Gretchen's photography has been elevated by the capabilities of the SLR camera and her skills in digital post-processing.

In November of 2011 Gretchen got a Nikon D7000 and started acquiring new lenses and equipment. This brought her photography to a professional level and with encouragement from all she began a career in photography in earnest.

Shooting weddings, events, music and her first love, landscape/fine-art photography has kept her constantly engaged with the camera. After over 20,000 clicks on the D7000 she upgraded to a Nikon D750 in 2014. The low-light capabilities and return to full-frame photography brought a new wave of improved photography out of her studio ending in an epic shoot in Norway in June of 2017. With an increase in jobs demanding two high-end camera bodies and clients ordering larger prints she made the decision to purchase a Nikon D850 camera when it was released in 2017.

She is a long-time member of KelbyOne and Professional Photographers of America utilizing their classes and resources regularly to educate herself and keep her talents growing and evolving. 

Gretchen is showing her photo collection to local galleries and selling her work to individuals. Look at Shows to see where her work is currently on exhibit. She is also available for portraits, weddings, events, music promotion, pets, pretty much anything you want a high-quality images for, contact Gretchen.

Please feel free to Contact her to make an appointment to view more of her work.