Wildlife has become the focus of my photography over the past 15 years, and that has intensified in the past three years as I traveled to several wildlife dense areas of North America. Places that I have taken the photographs for my website include national parks such as Everglades, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Katmai, Kenai Fjords and Denali. Other areas with significant wildlife viewing/photography include Big Cypress Swamp (Florida), National Wildlife Reserves, especially Malhuer and Klamath (Oregon and California). I have included landscape images in recent years, and I anticipate that I will add travel photographs, but I anticipate that wildlife will always be the focus of my photography
For those interested, the cameras I currently use are the Canon 1DX, and the Canon 5D Mark III [many of my early photos were taken with a Canon EOS 50D and the lenses include (for wildlife) a Tamron AF 28-300 VC f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical XR DI, a Sigma AF 150-500mm, f/5-6.3, OS, DG, APO,HSM], currently I use a Canon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L IS II USM, and a Canon 600 mm prime L-series lens,and (for landscape) a Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8 L II USM. I sometimes use the larger telephotos, especially the 70-200mm, for landscape to create unique perspectives.
I currently consider myself an advanced-amateur photographer with aspirations toward becoming professional nature photographer. Until I retired in 2015, my regular occupation was as a Licensed Psychologist Associate in private practice in Eugene, OR. As I have more opportunities to take wildlife photos, I anticipate an increase in my focus on photography interests. I enjoy the time I spend in nature veiwing wildlife as well as the photographic experience. It is wonderful to be able to re-experience this through my photographs. I find that the challenges of learning the technical aspects of my camera, lenses, and photographic technique, combined with the outdoor experience and the creativity of developing the final photograph, offer a wonderful way to spend my time.