It's all about the light. I'm a photographer and visual artist with a passion for the subjects and places that I photograph, mostly being the scenic landscapes and natural details of Ohio. I've been involved with photography since starting with a 35mm SLR camera, all the way back in the late 70's, and a black and white darkroom. I'm mostly self-taught but stay active in ongoing educational programs, professional certification and juried print competitions through membership in PPA, PPO and NANPA.
A number of my nature and landscape prints are installed in major medical facilities throughout Ohio. In addition to retail print sales and working with select commercial art dealers and decorators, I present a regular program of both one day and weekend destination nature photography workshops. I am also a commercial photographer providing portrait photography services for corporate clients, high school seniors and families as well as assignment editorial, product and architectural photography. I'm currently working on the sixth book in my ongoing series of self-published projects that highlight my nature and landscape photography.
I've served as a guest speaker and presenter to local chapters of the Sierra Club, camera and photo clubs, Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio and other community organizations in the Dayton area. I also teach a regularly scheduled course on advanced digital photography at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, Ohio.
My nature and landscape images have been published in USAToday, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, Nature's Best, Ohio Magazine and other local publications.
I own and manage Picture Ohio, LLC from my home near Dayton, Ohio. I'm a proud, single dad of two beautiful daughters and one son who keep me laughing, smiling and constantly moving forward in living and loving the best way I can, by staying true to myself, my art and the pure joy that comes through the creative process and connecting with the good light.
I am a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Management. In 2000 I earned a Master of Professional Communication from Westminster College of Salt Lake City. I've also completed the course of study on professional nature photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana and earned the Certified Professional Photographer designation in 2009 from the Professional Photographers of America.