Cristen leans toward a traditional approach to photography, creating a majority of her work in-camera. She uses a full frame digital camera, shooting in RAW and finalizing the development of her work in Lightroom. With a background in dark room photography, she enjoys the ease of what modern technology allows with even more control over the final photograph.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, raised north of Chicago, IL, central Wisconsin, and Murdo, SD. Cristen graduated from Jones County High School in 2000. A pastor’s daughter and the oldest of eight. She spent four post high school years working full time and attending the College of Lake County, IL, learning the basics of dark room photography. She is mainly self-taught. Cristen ventured to Ontario, Canada for a 10 month Leadership Development Program at Medeba. In October 2005, she married Marty Roghair and moved to his ranch in Okaton, SD. This is when her love for the prairie started to flourish.
“Art is a reflection of God’s creativity. An evidence that we are made in the image of God.” ~Francis Schaeffer
See Cristen’s work at:
Prairie Edge, Rapid City, SD
Insideout Gallery, Hill City, SD