Hi there and thanks for dropping by!
Well we have come to the end of another year - amazing how quickly it flew by!
In 2014 I traveled through almost 3/4 of the US States and saw many places for the first time. I brought my work to the East Coast and that gave me the opportunity to visit some areas I never explored before, let alone photographed.
It was a great year personally and professionally and I hope yours was equally as fulfilling. Looking forward, in January I will once again be hosting my popular photography course, The Building Blocks of Photography, which is one participant away from being completely sold out.
I'll be off to Iceland again in 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.
The Building Blocks of Photography RETURNS
My instructional course on the Building Blocks of Photography begins January 7th, 2015! My unique course will give you the core essential skills to begin crafting consistently high quality images - without having to resort to hours in digital post production. This highly popular course gives you those skills as well as one on one critiques to ensure you grab the concepts and can see your progression. New for this year I have expanded the course from 4 classes to 5 so that each Building Block can be thoroughly covered.
Class Size is limited to 12 participants and we're only one spot away from being fully booked. Check out my Classes / Workshops page for more details and to secure your spot.
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