I have been a serious photographer since 1974. I started off as a photographer for my high school newspaper. While still in high school I was also a stringer for my local newspaper, The News Enterprise. November of high school senior year, I raised my right hand joining the US Navy’s delayed entry program as a US Navy Photographer. My 6 year active duty enlistment started after graduation from high school.
As a US Navy Photographer, I attend the Navy’s amazing photography school in Pensacola Florida. I was able even able to learn so much more once I got out into the fleet. From portraiture, R&D, investigative, ceremonial, under water to aerial photography, I did it.
As the staff photographer for the Concord Pavilion, I spent 14 years photographing about 50 top name musical acts per year.
Not wanting to make photography a full-time career, I have helped teach landscape, wildlife and birding photography workshops in the USA and abroad.
As a pilot I love flying Airplanes and Helicopters, but it isn’t safe to be trying to do photography from an aircraft while piloting it. For this reason, I got my commercial drone pilots license and am expanding more in that area.
Graduate US Naval School of Photography
Graduate National Camera, Camera Repair School
Commercial Airplane Pilot
Commercial Helicopter Pilot
Commercial Drone Pilot
Certified Photographic Consultant