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A Connection with the Earth

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A Connection with the Earth

Since I was a child I have had a love affair with our planet. I bought an encyclopedia of geography and studied the maps and facts about all the varied and exciting locations. Although I have never found time or opportunity to travel abroad, I have explored and photographed many places in North America, from the Atlantic Provinces of Canada to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. In my original home in Pennsylvania I worked at a large hospital where I was the official photographer as well as managing inventory and supply. In my "spare time" I also sold hundreds of my landscape prints for home and office décor and shot about 200 weddings. Eventually I answered the call of the West and in 2010 I took early retirement and moved to Moab, Utah. From that base in the heart of the Southwest I've discovered many new subjects to capture with my cameras. I particularly seek out places few others visit. It's not uncommon for me to spend hours waiting for the perfect light or weather. I especially enjoy making extreme close-up photographs, even capturing details of tiny insects or the reflections in a single drop of water.

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Inspiration

The photographer's "eye" -- the ability to see how elements of a subject can go together to create a pleasing image – is the key to success. Besides my love of still photography, I have been a life-long movie buff. I have viewed and critiqued more than 12,000 motion pictures, from classics of the silent days to the latest CGI extravaganzas. From this I've learned many tricks of composition, lighting and how to create excitement through the visual media.

Techniques

Although I learned the art of photography using film, today I am fully immersed in the exciting world of digital image making. I use the best pro-level equipment and have a wide range of lenses for every situation. Every photograph is captured in RAW format and carefully worked up on my 55-inch monitor and home-built computer, featuring a fast 12-core processor and 128 GB of RAM. I have many applications and Photoshop plug-ins for post-processing to assure each final image is as perfect as I can make it. I also enjoy creating dramatic black-and-white photographs, using a palette of digital tools to make monochrome prints that remind many of the work of master printmaker Ansel Adams.

career highlights

  I love to share my images with others and am pleased to have received many awards. When I used to shoot weddings back in Pennsylvania I was struck by the fact that I never had to advertise my service – word of mouth from satisfied clients was always positive and led to a steady flow of assignments. I always get a thrill when someone asks me "How did you do that?" for it means that my work is special and makes people think. To my mind, the true highlights of my career as a photographer are those times when I am parked at some lonely mountain meadow or canyon edge with my cameras set up on their tripods, waiting for a sunset, or sunrise, or for the Milky Way to reach just the right spot in the sky. To me, that is all that I want from life, to be in touch with the Universe and capturing images of beauty. And, of course, to share my vision with others through my fine art photographs.

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