I am originally from Pennsylvania and a retired Air Force Photographer. I am also a photo educator having taught photography workshops around the country while in the Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force I taught photography for ten years at a career and technology center. I have an extensive background in using both film and digital. I have been shooting digital since 1995. During my career as a photographer I have won numerous awards and have been published in various newspapers, publications, and web sites. I attended Columbia College while I was in the Air Force and have a B.A. in photography. I also attended Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for my M.S. in Instructional Design.
The more I photograph and observe nature and wildlife the more I am convinced both birds and animals have emotions and feelings. I strive to capture these moments by taking people closer to see better the detail, color and spirit of a wild creature. All these aspects help to illustrate the beauty and might of nature and provide a lasting impression that I hope enthuses and excites the onlooker. When we yearn for an inner peace and our instinct is to search for that which makes us smile and breathe more deeply, then I hope my images will delight the sight and mind of the observer. My message is: Let us wonder at nature and do everything we can to hang on to it.
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