The Art of Photography

Since I was a boy, I was fascinated by nature, especially birds. I studied zoology and ornithology through college, but developed a true love affair with nature through the lens of a camera. As I developed my artistic vision as a young photographer, I had the great fortune to study with some of photography’s true masters, including Ansel Adams, Philip Hyde, Richard Miserach, Jay Dusard, Christopher Burkett, William Neill in Carmel, with Clinton Smith at the Death Valley Workshop and then later with Craig Fucile, Jan Peterzak and Sam Hay in central California. These visionaries gave me tools, skills and insight into the artistry of photography that have guided me throughout my career.