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I am a landscape and nature photographer who has a passion for exploring the outdoors. On any given day, you can find me knee-deep in a cool mountain stream capturing waterfalls, kayaking along the banks of a lake looking for wildlife, or camping under the stars.
I am most at home when I am completely immersed in nature with my camera at the ready. I have had an interest in photography since I was in middle school when my grandparents got me a subscription to National Geographic Magazine. When I picked up my first film camera, I shortly after joined the high school photo club and began developing images in the darkroom. It was not until college that I made the transition from film to digital and combined my love for the outdoors with my love for photography.
Throughout college, I explored various camera systems when I became the campus photography studio and darkroom technician. Sony quickly became the system of choice because the lenses from my Minolta film camera fit the Sony Alpha bodies. Today I shoot with the Sony A7r III and Sigma Art lenses.
My photography bucket list includes exploring more of our National Parks (Yosemite, Acadia, Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, and Arches), the Palouse, Pacific Northwest, and the Adirondacks.
What is your favorite genre and subject matter?
My two favorite genres are landscape and nature photography.
What do you enjoy most about photography?
I love the ability to share my love for nature and the outdoors with others. Photography is also a great way to relax and have some "me" time.
Do you have a favorite picture? If so why?
My favorite photos are a series of waterfall pictures that I took in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Toms Creek, Hornbecks Creek, Adams Creek) because they were taken over the course of several awesome days which I spent with a good friend who is also a photographer. We were out before sunrise, stopped for coffee and breakfast, packed a lunch, and stayed out until sunset. They may not be the best photos I’ve ever taken but the experience of sharing that time with a good friend and fellow photographer is what makes them my favorite photos.
Do you have a favorite spot you like to photograph?
My favorite local spots to photograph are in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bear Creek Preserve, and the Pinchot State Forest - I love being able to see and explore the woods, streams, fields, and mountains all in one trip.
I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography through workshops and shadowing other photographers. I want to explore macro photography and black and white photography more.
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