Lincoln man pursues ardour for images regardless of incapacity | Nebraska

Chad Madson is wheelchair sure, nonverbal and solely has using one arm.

However the 37-year-old doesn’t let his Cerebral palsy cease him from pursuing his ardour for images.

Even along with his bodily limitations, the Lincoln man is ready to take professional-quality pictures with the assistance of a customized made tripod attachment for his wheelchair and help from Area V Providers.

“Since having my digital camera on my powerchair in entrance of me, I’m able to independently do all the digital camera settings with no assist,” he stated in a written response to questions. “As my curiosity grew stronger, my ardour for images grew.”

The tripod was particularly made to suit the attachment that usually holds his iPad and simply slides into place. From there, Madson is ready to management his digital camera with a distant and take pictures with ease.

Earlier than he had the tripod constructed, Madson used a webcam attachment for his pc and a smaller tripod he was capable of wrap across the arm of his wheelchair. 

Area V Providers additionally assists Madson with promotion and transportation to and from websites.

Madson is totally self-taught and realized his expertise from watching YouTube tutorials about images and photograph modifying.

Fifteen years later, Madson now has his personal enterprise — CAMpix Images and Portraits — the place he sells his pictures and gives portraits by way of his web site.

He has plans to additional increase his buyer base and supply low-income households with inexpensive portraits.

Whereas he significantly enjoys photographing deserted barns, he additionally images landscapes, flowers, animals and different objects.

Madson believes within the energy of a second and preserving historical past with pictures. Due to this, he hardly ever edits his pictures previous adjusting the brightness and distinction. 

“Utterly altering the look of my work simply isn’t my type. I would like my work to look as authentic to the precise surroundings as potential,” he stated.

All through his images journey, Madson has confronted a number of obstacles, together with the promotion of his enterprise through the peak of the pandemic, he stated.

Nonetheless, he manages to give attention to the positives.

“I’ve no struggles,” he stated. “I’ve at all times had a really optimistic outlook on life. I have a tendency to remain centered on what I can do as an alternative considering negatively on what isn’t life like for me. I’ve at all times had that positivity, at the same time as a child.”

Along with his web site, Madson additionally shows his work at a number of locations in Lincoln, together with Bryan Hospital, the College of Nebraska-Lincoln and a number of other coffeeshops.

Through the month of Might, he can even show his work on the Loft Gallery on UNL’s East Campus.

“I hope my story will encourage anybody to consider in themselves and to go for his or her desires,” he stated. “All of us have hopes. If extra folks would assume optimistic about themselves, the sky’s the restrict.”

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