About Rob

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Rob photographs ice formations at Swallow Falls State Park in Garrett County, Maryland.

Rob Paine picked up his first camera before he turned seven. He rarely has been seen without one in his hands since.

He inherited is love of photography from his dad, who was a talented amateur photographer. Rob began his professional photography career while still in high school by shooting youth soccer games for local weeklies in Fairfax, Va.

Rob Paine at Meadowlark Gardens

After graduating from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., with a BA in Journalism, Rob pursued a career in photojournalism, working for newspapers in North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey, covering everything from community news to professional sports to U.S. presidents. web HOLIDAY SEASON GREETING CARDRob won dozens of state press association awards for his photography as well as for his reporting over a 15- year period, during which he also directed two photo staffs for large community weekly chains. He then moved to photo editing, working for the world’s largest wire service for nine years in Washington D.C. His photography has also appeared in national magazines.

Please find and Like me on Facebook at My Deep Creek Images Facebook Page

In December, 2012, Rob wrapped up a five-year run as a manager and photo coach for one of the country’s largest wedding photography companies, where he also helped recruit new talent . He also started and ran the company’s photographers intern program which drew students from some of the top photography programs in the country.

The camera I shot my first photo with so long ago. (Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2015)
The camera I shot my first photo with so long ago. (Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2015)

Rob currently runs his own freelance business, specializing in multimedia, nature photography, event and wedding coverage, environmental portraiture, real estate estate photography and is available for one-on-one coaching to students and novices seeking to improve their skills in and enjoyment of photography. He also runs a nature photo site @ http://www.deepcreekimages.com

For more information on how to purchase Rob’s work or to sign up for a coaching session, please email robpaine@deepcreekimages.com

Thanks for reading and for visiting my site. I welcome your comments on each post!




  1. Thanks for stopping by and following my travel and photo blog. I always enjoy finding and following other photographers. There is always something to learn by studying a quality image for composition, lighting and just plain human interest!

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  2. Hi Rob!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking a post. 🙂 I also enjoy photography, although I am quite an amateur and have so much to learn! You have some beautiful photos on your site. I am also looking forward to checking out your nature photography site, as this is the type of photography that I like the most.
    Have a Blessed day!


  3. Hi Rob – thank you for visiting Beauty Along the Road. I see we share the keyword BEAUTY in our blog titles! Deep Creek Lake is on my list as I have in-laws up there and always talking about the beauty of that place.


  4. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can check out the rules and get the badge on my blog, but it’s a no-strings-attached-award, so you don’t have to do anything unless you want to.



  5. Hi Rob, I’ve been enjoying your posts on Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna; I just went there yesterday and added some links to your posts. I’ve also spent two summer vacation at Deep Creek Lake, which I’ve also written about. Do you live in Deep Creek or in Virginia? 🙂


    1. I just visit DCL whenever I can. I am closer to the D.C. area. I really liked your Meadowlark photos! Have you ever shot at Green Springs Farm? It is also an awesome place to photograph in the Northern Va. Area. Thanks so much for your comments! Rob


      1. Thanks so much, Rob. No, I’ve never been to Green Springs Gardens. I’ll have to put it on my list!! I’m checking it out today. 🙂 I love finding new places to visit, so thanks for the heads up. 🙂


  6. Your blog ist wonderful, Rob. Fine photography and some really helpful tutorials with heart and soul. I look forward to following you into the future, I’m your new follower! 🙂
    Have a great day!
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley


    1. Hi Dina,thanks so much for your kind words. I really like your site too. The photos are great and the theme you chose really showcases them well. I am thinking about changing the look of my blog soon, do you find the WordPress Theme you have chosen easy to use? Have a great day, Rob


      1. Thanks a lot, Rob! Well, it’s fairly easy to use Full Frame.
        It’s great for showing photos, the feedback is very goo. Maybe not the perfect layout for much text, though. The Team behind Full Frame are very helpful and kind, they’re happy to assist if yo have any problems. Have a go at it! 🙂
        Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  7. thank you for taking the time to visit and follow my blog, it is appreciated! I’ve been taking photos for a year now, I feel as though I’m just beginning…I’m hoping I will learn from what I see here!


  8. Your photos are wonderful Rob and I get a sense of your deep love for the area around you. Impressive Thank you so much for putting a follow on my blog, it is really appreciated. I look forward to seeing more of your work. MM 🍀


  9. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Rob, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…



  10. I wanted to thank you for the informative and interesting program you gave to the Mt. Top Photography Club in Oakland, MD last week. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful photographs and hearing your comments and photography tips. I am new to the club and feel I really learned a lot from your comments while judging our entries as well.


    1. Barbara I really appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and see all of your photography. I look forward to having another opportunity to either speak to the club or judge one of the contests. I really had a great time! If you ever have a photo you need some feedback on or have any type of photo question, please do not hesitate to let me know, I will be happy to help. Thanks again, Rob


  11. Thank you for liking my photos from the Las Vegas Renaissance Fair. I must say from looking around your blog your photos are beautiful! I’m curious, what type of camera do you use?


  12. Thanks very much for following my blog. You have some very, very nice images. BTW, I know exactly where your banner image was taken. I’ve stopped at that overlook off US 219 in Garrett County on my way to and from the Canaan Valley in W.V.


  13. Hi Rob, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of my photos. I’m just a beginner and totally new to blogging. I hope I can improve with both. Your photos are just gorgeous!


  14. Thank you so much for visiting my Festival of Flowers blog and liking my post! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and look forward to following your work. 😀


    1. Thank you Jackie! I like your work too, we sort of have similar styles. I also think the theme you have chosen for your blog’s look is very attractive. I am toying with the idea of switching to one of the premium theme sometime soon. Cheers, Rob


  15. Thank you for your comments on my site. I’m glad I followed back to your site. I enjoy reading what and why you took the images. Now following.


  16. Hi Rob,
    Stunning photos and beautiful stories to go with them! Thank you for liking a recent post of mine- that’s how I found your site. I’m looking forward to following and can’t wait to see more!


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