Photography has been part of my life for over 30 years. I remember being given a Pentax K1000 SLR camera for my 13th birthday; that day changed my life forever. Truth is, I wish that I still owned that camera.
I am simply one of those people who love photography. I was told early in my life that if you can make your avocation your vocation, you’ll have a happy life. This is the premise I have followed throughout my career; whether it was undergraduate and graduate studies, teaching, lecturing, writing, or working as a photographer, I have always believed in doing what makes one happy.
Whether as a student or as a young photographer, if it weren’t for a handful of mentors, my career would not have been as fruitful. That’s why I became an educator and author. I began teaching photography at the collegiate level in 1998 and have held either an adjunct or full-time position ever since. Along with running a studio, teaching, and writing, I am a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and seminars around the country.
As one of the Adobe Community Professionals, I am fortunate to be on the leading edge of new techniques and tools that are coming available for photographers and image-makers. This also affords me great opportunities to share this information, which is one of the things that I wish to do with this website and blog...
Lighting for Professional Photographers (Routledge/Focal Press upcoming 2019 release-stay tuned)
Light Right: Learn How to Create Images, Set Up a Studio, and Launch Your Photographic Career (ISBN-10: 0-321-86385-2)
Simple Post Processing: A Photographer's Guide to Workflow Options for all of Your Images in Lightroom (ISBN-10: 0-13-376323-4)
How to Light Beer: A Photographer's Guide to Working with Cans, Bottles, and Pours (ISBN-10: 0-13-354938-0)
Lighting Fundamentals for Photographers: Learn by Video (ISBN-10: 0-321-96912-X)