When I was 4 years old, my father would take me fishing on the Boulder River in Montana. I loved being outdoors with my Dad exploring the natural world. Years later, I continued to experience the outdoors with my wife Karen and my son Benjamin. I would often take a camera on our hiking trips into the wilderness for family photos and take snapshots of the locations we visited. My love for the outdoors soon mixed with more serious photography which became my new passion.
To learn the craft of photography I purchased a Wista 4x5 View Camera. Years later I had photos published in single photographer calendars and magazines featuring my work. My photography has been published in Smithsonian Nature Guides, Browntrout Publishers Calendars, Outdoor Photographer and many regional publications like Northwest Travel. My images have appeared in galleries and at art fairs, and have sold nationally and internationally. After photographing our nation's first national park for the past 20 years, my portfolio of Yellowstone has no equal.
About 5 years ago I switched from using a large format film camera to a digital camera. I am currently using a Canon 5d Mark Four. Lenses include the new Canon 16-35mm f4L lens, Canon 70-200mm IS f4L lens, and a Canon 50mm f1.8 11 lens. Various filters include a B&W polarizer, HOYA ND8 neutral density filter, Hi-Tech three stop soft graduated neutral density filter, a two stop hard Singh-Ray graduated neutral density filter and a two stop reverse graduated filter from Singh-Ray.
Self Portrait on the Front Bumper of a Yellowstone Tour Bus