Photographer / Creative Professional / Graphic Designer
The Artist / The Photographer
I have been an artist my whole life and I grew up sketching, drawing, painting and creating all kinds of things. In college I wanted to stay creative and focused on graphic arts. In my studies I completed fine arts and photography courses along with my graphic design courses. This was before the digital age of photography began, so I studied 35mm film photography and the many processes of developing film in a darkroom. I enjoyed photography and the entire process it involved.
Not until the more recent advances in digital photography and camera equipment did I really dive into the world of photography. There are so many possibilities with digital photos, including editing capabilities now offered with computer software. You can refine and manipulate photos in so many different ways the options are endless. The opportunity to share, post, display and print actually what you see on your camera screen creates an entire new world of creativity within photography.
My background in photography began as a hobby, who rarely took many photos. I did not know or understand the full capabilities of cameras and how to control them. Even with the basic photography course I completed I still wanted to learn more. I did lots of research, read books on photography and cameras to understand how they worked to learn how to control the exposure of the photos I was taking. As photography continues to change with advances in camera technology there is always something new and interesting to learn. I experiment with different settings depending on the location, time of day, weather and lighting. I incorporate filters to use slow Shutter Speeds to catch action and movement.
Travel and Nature Photography has become a passion of mine and I am always looking to learn more and better understand the process of taking photos in different lighting conditions and settings.
“It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.”
— Ansel Adams
an expression of my creative vision