I’m one of the many that used to work a technical job and had photography and videography as a technical hobby. From there I fell in love with the art, eventually to the point of leaving my day job in web development. From there I started a small business doing wedding videography here in Los Angeles and Orange County. In 2006 I borrowed a friend’s Canon 10D. Then that expanded to the original Canon 1D (only 4.1 megapixels back then) and a wide assortment of lenses, starting with the trinity of the 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and the 70-200mm. That started a journey capturing weddings and events, which spread to commercial and landscape photography.
My Approach to Photography
Being on the more technical side, I always appreciated the mastery of light. But the rub with landscape photography is that you are often at the mercy of the natural settings. That is where I found the challenge and drive to create better and more creative images. I also fell in love with low-light photography, especially wide-field astrophotography (photography of the night sky, including the Milky Way core). The long exposures in demanding conditions when paired with light painting offered a puzzle to be solved and a hidden world to be discovered.
I also have an approach of capturing something the way it actually exists (no photoshopping or manipulation of images), but I love looking for new and unique ways to see the natural world.