“Photography is the art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” —Elliott Erwitt
Ever since my parents gave me a 126 camera for Christmas at the age of about 14, I was a photography junkie. Always feeling at home behind the lens and never in front of it, I just seemed to have a natural aptitude for turning everyday, ordinary subjects into art, telling a story with my lens, and bringing out a product or person’s personality and ultimate best. “Good” photography takes “an eye” and that cannot be taught. You either have it or you don’t; an ability to see what the average person does not, in a way that they do not, is what sets apart the good photographers from the snapshot enthusiasts. A professional photographer also is seasoned in how to break the rules for those “wow” shots, and that can only be achieved with a huge amount of photography experience.
I started out in film photography, some 30 years ago, and over the years have used every type of photography equipment there is and shot every type of photography genre. Yes…I do video now too, since our new technology and lifestyles are demanding it. I also do aerial drone photography.
My extensive photography experience consists of studio photography, food photography, wedding photography, product photography, construction photography, stock photo photography, portrait photography, real estate photography, nature and wildlife photography, and pet photography….did I leave anything out?
I have always used professional Nikon equipment with the highest quality Nikkor lenses. When you hire me you don’t just get a professional photographer you get a professional marketing specialist as well. I was employed in the publishing and marketing industries for over 30 years and am able to take your images after our photo session and create digital books of them, slide shows put to music, or create your very own webpage for you, family and friends. My marketing background gives me an edge over other photographers in that I know what it takes to represent a subject to your target market in the most effective possible way.
There isn’t anything I haven’t done in the way of photography over the last 35 years. When you hire me you get all of that marketing experience, skill, and a well-trained eye for making your photos truly yours by bringing out your unique personality or hitting your target market with what they truly want. Who wants the same old boring shots you see everywhere else? You want your photos to be a reflection of you, who you are, or represent your property or product in the best possible way they can. That takes years of experience with various equipment, numerous environments and unpredictable circumstances.