Roy Davis Varner and Wendy Varner of Odessa, Florida -- photographers who prefer to shoot with natural, ambient light whenever we can, to challenge our skills and more closely represent the scenes the way our eyes saw them at the time. We've traveled to many beautiful places and love the serendipitous experiences that always pop up unplanned -- a big bear munching on dandelions in a meadow, mountain goats defying gravity on a steep cliff, or the illusive green flash at sunset on the water (yes, we've seen it).  Call or email us your questions about our photos and shooting locations.  We love to share our experiences of visiting places where nature awaits us, sculpted by her own marvelous ambient light.  


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You found AmbientLight.com, the fine image site of Roy Davis Varner and Wendy Varner of Odessa, Florida, just outside of Tampa.  We are currently culling through more images and rebuilding the site to be able to sell our images in various formats.  Our new site will also have various articles about some of the most interesting places we've photographed and suggestions for your trips to those areas.

If you'd like to get a short email notice when the new site is up, or when we add a new gallery or trip article, then send us an email and identify any specific interests you have in photography topics. We'll let you know when we have those topics in place.

Roy Davis Varner -- I have been fascinated by the challenge of capturing images since being high school photographer, back when we used those old accordian-lensed news cameras with one flash bulb and one sheet of film per shot!  In the years since then, I've shot many thousands of images in numerous beautiful locations, published a book about the CIA's greatest mission with Random House, developed hundreds of training programs and videos for Fortune 500 companies, and am now back to book writing and travel photography.  My favorite subjects (other than my three precious grandchildren) are landscapes, boats, light after sunset, and serendipitous photo opportunities you can never plan.

Wendy Jones Varner -- I became a serious photographer when I met Roy Davis through eharmony.com.  While he's more trained and "technical," I'm more a "feel" photographer and apparently have a natural eye for composition and light.  I especially enjoy photographing wild animals, birds, landscapes, and babies (especially grandchildren Sicily, Venice, and Roman).  

Together we have also provided photography for weddings, special events, and studio shooting in our home (we can't pass up a good studio session with the kids!).  Future photo trips include Switzerland, Northern Italy, New Zealand, Patagonia, and NW USA (from Point Reyes to the San Juan Islands).

For more information, send an email.  We welcome your feedback and photo/travel ideas!


Guestbook for AmbientLight.com
Vickie Varner Johnson(non-registered)
These are all such magnificent examples of the beauty all around us! Thank you, Roy and Wendy, for your extraordinary eye for this beauty. I love all the photos - keep them coming!
Marsha Causton(non-registered)
Wendy & Davis - Love all these photos. They're stunning! Of course I'm partial to the ones of the grands.
MARK CHEVALIER CLASS OF 1965 GITMO(non-registered)
ROY BOY, JUST WANTED TO SEND YOU A HAPPY THOUGHT THAT YOU ARE STILL REMEMBERED AND FIND YOU AS ALWAYS A DEAR FRIEND...THERE IS, I BELIEVE , A CLASS REUNION TAKING PLACE IN 2014 AT SEDONA ARIZONA, ...HOSTING IS FRED FISHER AND WIFE...I WILL PASS ON ANY OTHER INFO I RECEIVE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED...MARIA LOPEZ IS SOMEHOW INVOLVED ALSO...JUST A SHORT NOTE TO SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ...HAHA YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS SPECTACULAR VERY ECLETIC AND QUITE MESMORIZING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING..BEST OF SHOW....
Scott Losoya(non-registered)
Soooo. I was just doing some website dev, and i was having a difficult time wrapping my head around some ajax-json-asp.net, So i paused and let my mind out...began to recourse a story (in my head) to an imaginary friend. In that story I used the term 'ambient light', then i paused and thought 'what a beautiful phrase'...'dang, that would be a great domain name'...'surely someone has it, i mean all the great common-name-pairs have been had by now'. So I typed it in my browser and...in that millisecond of expectaton that accompanys the anxiety of the outcome i thought...'probably a domain scraper holding it, or some cheesy art print site...Then...POP, WOW, I'm speechless in admiring your photos. Your images are so captive, so balanced in exposure, I'm sure Ansel would be humble in your realm. I am so glad to have had this moment of sensual diversion, and so happy to know that the use of ambient light is in very capable hands and hearts.