My love of outdoor photography began in high school when I was forced to take art to satisfy a graduation requirement. At the time I didn't care much for art. Thankfully there was one class that required very little artistic talent. Push the button, take the picture. I got this! At the time I had an inexpensive little Kodak digital camera that ran off AA batteries. During college I bought a Nikon Coolpix with a battery eating zoom lens, and after college bought an even bigger Nikon Coolpix P500 to take to Colorado. With this camera, I paddled a kayak stealthily on Norton Pond toward a bald eagle taking a bath. Like a robin in a garden birdbath, it was flicking its wings in the water. I experienced a rush like nothing else I’ve felt in my life but the pictures I took that day lacked the clarity I really wanted. Within two months of those shots being taken, I graduated to the DSLR camera I have today.
Nature and Landscape photography are my passion but I enjoy taking portraits too. Authenticity is what I aim to capture in my photos regardless of what people are doing. People belong outside, let nature be the studio, and let people be people. Mother Nature did a great job creating the backdrop for life. My mission is to take pictures of the beauty in the great outdoors and the many ways people interface with it.
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ― Dorothea Lange