My love for photography began as a child growing up in the Midwest. My first photo adventure was going to the National Museum of the Air Force in Ohio when I was 9 or 10 years old. I shot all the 110 film I'd brought with me, then bought all could afford from the gift shop. It took me weeks to save up enough to get them all developed (aahhh digital). I found the pictures again a few years ago, sadly they were nothing spectacular. But I'll never forget the rush I got taking them. Along with the feeling I was somewhere special, capturing moments I never wanted to forget.
Jump ahead to high school in New Mexico where I took my first photography class and learned about exposure, composure, and developing.
I moved to California in the early 90’s. I had gotten away from serious photography until July of 2010. My father got a fancy new camera, a Nikon D90, and I had to have one too. I tried out a lot of lower grade equipment before learning the reasons why the pro grade stuff cost so much. There really is a huge difference in what it’s capable of. But then I hit another wall. Even though I had upgraded my gear, I couldn't get all the shots I was trying for. My dad was having similar issues and we discovered a local photography school, Light Photographic Workshops in Los Osos. And the rest, as they say, is history. Not really, but I did begin to learn how to fully use my camera and have continued to work to be a better photographer ever since. I’ve taken numerous classes at Light, from Cuesta College online, magazines, Youtube, podcasts, any anywhere else I can increase my knowledge. I am fortunate to live in an area filled with great places to shoot, and to have friends and family that are so supportive of my work.
Contact & Ordering
There are many print options available today, please contact me directly for ordering. I prefer printing on canvas or aluminum. Most my landscape images will look best printed in large format.