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At heart, I'm a nerdy, middle-aged guy who does wildlife and macro photography.  If you can't tell, I'm very fond of foxes (and I spent a LOT of time with them whenever possible).  I used to consider myself a wildlife photographer - I'd do a landscape every once in a while, but spending time with the animals I loved was my main motivation for photography.  I don't do nearly as much wildlife work as I used to; I'm much more selective about the wildlife images I make, and I tend to stick to a few favorites these days.

I started branching out into macro flower photography.  It took some extra discipline to arrange the shots the way I wanted them to look in my head when I was planning the image, but it was fun and I was learning a lot about the more technical aspects of photography.  There's a mindful aspect to it that I still enjoy.

As I was learning about the technical aspects of photography and using light, I took a studio workshop, just for fun, and wound up enjoying it a lot more than I was expecting.  I learned more about lighting and photographing people (and I'm still learning).  Now that I have a little more experience with lighting, I'm trying to do some different things - I'm taking folks to remote locations, trying to combine genres of nature photography with lighting and working with people.  I'm still learning, but I'm having a lot of fun doing it.

I'm motivated by 2 things - I want to have fun, and I want to learn.  And the more I learn, the better able I am able to capture any photographic visions.  I often say, I don't have an artistic bone in my body, I'm just a guy who likes foxes.  Despite that, I enjoy what I'm doing.  And I don't to do what everyone else is doing, so you'll see me combining genres or trying some different things from time to time.  If there's a crowd, I'm heading in the other direction.

I'm a Sony guy - I've used Sony cameras exclusively since 2006, starting with the a100.  I'm now using E-mount cameras withe native E-mount glass and a variety of adapted lenses.

Thanks for checking out my work.

A few years ago, I did a brief write up in Outdoor PhotographerI've also had some article published in various other online blogs and web sites.

 

Photographing pikas at 14,000ftMe, ready for the arctic conditions at 14,000ft

Me and my son, Chris. He's in college now, so that should give you an idea of how old this image is.