Hi there and thanks for dropping by!
The show season is underway for 2015!
I will have many new images with me on tour this year, including over 30 new photographs from the Arctic in my ongoing effort to capture the spectacular light, colour and personality of this awe-inspiring place.
My recent return trip to Iceland had me chasing light all across the island, by both helicopter and my mobile motel. Those who remember my Arctic trip last year know that I was winter camping in an ex-British military Land Rover Defender; well I opted for a touch more comfort by hiring a Toyota Hiace Van that actually had power steering - oh, the joy!
The weather couldn't have been more different than my first trip in February of 2014. That year was more typical with a relatively dry winter. This year I had to deal with white out conditions about every second day, especially in the North and Western part of the country. Fortunately blizzards can even provide interesting photo ops!
One of my main goals on this trip was to capture the erupting volcano Bárðarbunga before its eruption ended. My timing couldn't have been tighter as I flew over the volcano on February 21st and no less than a week later, the eruption had stopped. There is something to be said about being at the right spot at the right time!
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