I have always had the camera “bug” in my blood. I started taking family photos at a very early age with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. I went on to use a 110 then upgraded to a 120. I received a Pentax K1000 for a graduation gift and have never looked back. I did go through a phase of not shooting – from 1993 through 2001 but did pick up the camera again with the purchase of an old Minolta 35mm. I soon found my older Pentax lenses and soon went digital with a Pentax K-200. Since then I have outgrown the older lenses and K-200, I now shoot with a Pentax K3-ii and Pentax FA lenses (I also own a few Sigma Art lenses and a Tamron).
My favorite subjects are waterfalls. I have photographed hundreds in the Carolinas and nearly one hundred in Oregon/Washington. I also enjoy macro, architecture and black & white.
As a member of the Durham Photography Club, I have presented on the many ways to photograph waterfalls. I have also conducted demonstrations on Black & White conversion utilizing Adobe Lightroom, NiK Silver Efex and MacPhun Tonality CK.
Awards and Recognition:
- 2015 Showing and Display at WakeMed, Cary
- 2016 Juried into NC State Fair Photographics Exhibition
- 2016 Kakalak Poetry and Art Journal – Publication of two photographic art pieces
- 2017 Kakalak Poetry and Art Journal – Publication of two photographic art pieces
- 2018 Carolina Nature Photographers Annual Convention – Honorable Mention
- Durham NC Photography Club
- Cary NC Photographic Society
- Carolina Nature Photographers Association
- Cameras – Pentax K-3II and Pentax K-5IIs. Lenses are Pentax, Sigma and Tamron. I also carry a small Nikon point-and-shoot for quick shots.