Hi there and thanks for dropping by!
Well here we are already well into 2015!
I just finished my popular 5 week photography course, The Building Blocks of Photography, which once again was completely sold out with a great group. It's refreshing to see how much interest people have in truly learning how to craft great photographs with an SLR camera in a world when so many use their smart phones to take shots.
I'll be off in Iceland again in mid February. My helicopter is booked and I'll be in search of the erupting volcano Bardarbunga. I'll be hitting the road again starting in mid March and hope to see you at one of my upcoming shows.
In the interim, I invite you to explore the New Images section of the website and see what new pearls of beauty I have recently captured.
Learn about Nikon's space cameras
Have you ever marvelled at the images captured from space? Well, like most folks, I certainly have. Many of those images were captured by the Astronauts themselves using handheld cameras. The cameras they use today are just like the commercially available ones anyone can buy today, but there was a time when cameras needed to be modified a great deal to withstand the demands of space travel. As I am an avid Nikon collector, I have acquired a number of Nikon's early space cameras and have built a number of pages on the website that have profiles that explain what makes these cameras so unique.
Whether you're a camera buff or a space buff, you'll likely find the section an interesting read!
Don't forget to check out my Exhibitions page for an up to date listing of the art festivals I will be at in 2015. Confirmations for shows will continue to follow over the next few months, so be sure to check back often.
I hope to see you at one of the shows!
Have an art or photo club and need a speaker?
Contact me as I do a lecture on cameras used in Space, as well as one on tips to improve your photography. Both are powerpoint presentations that last about 1-2 hours in length!
Need a mentor for improving your photo skills?
I have over 30 years experience in shooting with single lens reflex (SLR) cameras and my work has appeared in publications all over North America. I am an old school guy that learned from the ground up where the goal was to make the image perfect in the camera as opposed to taking average photos and 'fixing' them on the computer. If you want a better understanding of your camera's controls, and how to put the technical know how to work in making great images, then contact me. I provide one on one training that is customized to you.
3 hour customized mentoring program is available for $299