Irene Baldwin is a free-lance photographer by profession in Angels Camp who shoots photos of top entertainers and events, including the Bear Valley Music Festival, Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert Series, Concerts at Jackson Rancheria (Styx, Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, ZZ Topp, Willie Nelson, and Liza Minelli, to name a few).
Currently Irene’s work is available on prints, cards, key chains, and magnets.
She states, “ I love what I do, and photographing frogs makes people smile. No frogs are harmed in the process.”
She searches for props all year around, and when she is ready, sets up frogs with the props, then returns them to their original habitat. They stay in position only a few seconds, so she has to get the shot right away.
What got her started:
After moving here from Southern California, she got involved with the Jumping Frog Jubilee, and was caught up in the whole frog motif and celebrations ever since.