The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.” – Yousuf Karsh

Thanks for checking out my photo site, here are a few things you should know:

  • My first grownup camera was a Canon AE1 that I bought brand new. It taught me mostly everything I know about photography.
  • I was very sad when Kodachrome was discontinued. Many of the iconic images of the last century were made using that film. I took some nice pictures with it too.
  • I shoot with a Fujifilm X-E2. It’s a nice little camera, not quite perfect, but capable of producing some lovely images. And so nice to travel with.
  • Like most everyone else, I use Lightroom and Photoshop to craft my images. I’m not exactly a guru with either but I am very comfortable using them. Some other programs I use regularly are ImageMagick for some good old command line image manipulation and Enfuse for extending the dynamic range of my camera. And I’m a huge fan of Hugin, the brilliant open source panoramic creator.
  • I am my happiest when I have a camera in my hand and something compelling in front of me to photograph.
  • I believe that every person, every place, every thing has a story; it is the photographer’s mission to find that story and reveal it to others.