Back in June of 1981, I began my career with a municipal government and began a hobby on my days off in photography. As the years passed, my passion grew and I began to take on new adventures, pushing my comfort zone boundaries. I soon found myself sitting out in the middle of nowhere, waiting to capture that moment in time with wildlife, nature and landscapes. And just when I thought I found my niche, along came a challenge to move indoors and photograph people using studio lighting, props, backdrops and even makeup.
Now, 31years into my career and approaching retirement, I find myself back in the classroom learning from the professionals who have mastered all aspects of this amazing art, and starting a new chapter in business with my camera.
I enjoy capturing people in their relaxed state of mind. I like to have fun with my subjects and capture special moments in time that will be a permanent memory for years to come.
I have been blessed to have been able to study under the tutelage of two very passionate and gifted artists who have mastered the art of photography.
Gabi Von Gans has an eye that has taken over 40 + years to develop. Not only have I had the pleasure of sitting down with Gabi to talk about her photography secrets, I have had the pleasure of watching her inaction on some of her assigned photo shoots. You can see more of Gabi’s work with her clients and the many charities she supports by dropping by her web site at http://www.gabivongans.com
Most recently, I have had the pleasure of learning the art of studio lighting from a local and well-known artist who has been photographing models of all ages for the past 30+ years. Just when I thought I was getting comfortable with my camera, along comes the challenge of setting up the perfect lighting conditions for indoor photos.
I am a firm believer that people meet for a reason. Norm Cheung has become a good friend of mine after meeting him at one of his photography workshops he puts on once a month. To be able to share one-on-one time with him in his studio and watch how a professional photographer applies all his knowledge and talents into taking one photo, is an amazing experience.
For more information on Norm and his photography workshops, please visit his web site at http://www.normphoto.com
I am also currently studying with the New York Institute of Photography. With all I have learned with a camera, the hands-on-experiences gained through Gabi and Norm, I am now submitting my work to outside professionals as part of my study assignments. To learn more about this outstanding course, visit http://www.nyip.com
By the time I complete my studies, I should be just about ready to leave my full time occupation behind and start a new career with my camera.
I hope you enjoy the photos on my site. I always enjoy your feedback and look forward to helpful tips that will make me that much better behind the lens.
If you live close by and would like to enjoy some time in my studio on a trade for print basis, please drop me a line. For interior decorators, designers or those who stage properties for resale, I would be more than happy to assist you with photos you may require. I enjoy challenges and there is no better way to challenge your artistic ability, than with a camera.
Thanks for dropping by.
Model Mayhem # 2926367