Hawkins Photo Alchemy

Photography by Joseph B Hawkins, Jr.

"Alchemy" - A Power or Process of Transforming Something Common Into Something Special

Joseph B Hawkins, Jr.

Photograpy has been a  hobby since college but took on new meaning with the arrival of the digital age. In 2001 my first digital camera was a pocket Kodak camera.  Discovering the benefits of digital images i quickly progressed to an interchangeable lens system with a Canon EOS 10D in 2004, beginning a long and continuing relationship with Canon. In 2006 I aquired my first copy of Photoshop CS2 and attened my first photo workshop in Yellowstone National Park. It was then that the passion for outdoor and landscaspe photography caught fire! The rest they say is history. On this web site you will find a varied collection of photos from my travels around the county and around the world. I hope you enjoy!

Joseph B. Hawkins, Jr,

Gear I use

Started out with Olympus OM-1 film camera in 1978.  Since then i have been through a variety of systems. I am currently using two systems: depending on how much space i have to carry it.


Canon R5

Canon RF 24-105 f4

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon 16-35 f2.8 v III

Canon 25-105 f4.0 v I

Canon 70-300 V1


Olympus OM-d EM-1 M III

Olympus OM-d EM-1 M II

Olympus 12-40 f 4.0

Olympus 7-14 f 2.8

Olympus 17 f 1.8

Lumix 35-100 f 2.8

Laowa 7.5 f 2.0


Really Right Stuff

Peak Design Travel Tripod

Move-Shoot-Move Tracker

Editing Software

 In 2005 the digital age began for me with the gift of Photoshop CS2 from a friend. With the help of an excellent Photoshop teacher and a life altering experience attending a landscape photography workshop in Yellowstone and Tetons National Parks my passion for photography was reignited.


Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop Classic CC

Luminar 4

Aurora HDR

NIK Collection / DXO

Topaz Denoise AI




On1 Raw

Perfect Resize

CK Noise Pro

New Projects

The most recent interest and expansion of my photographic latitudes has been exploring night photography. Taking photos of the night sky, capturing the stars and the Milky Way has posed new challenges of planning and execution.











Travel Wish List

 VISIT ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS What haven”t I done that I want to do? Tops on the list is Visit Australia – the sole remaining continent I have not yet set foot on.


Hiking in Patagonia in Chile and Argentina in addition to Australia noted above are high on the wish list.


Also high on the list is to return to Africa (Planned for 2020), Return to the Italian Dolomite’s during the Fall season.

 Who knows, Perhaps when I retire from my day job I can guide workshops to interesting locations.