I’ve always enjoyed taking photos. I got my first camera in the late 1980’s. It was a Yashica 35 millimeter film camera. I would take my film into a store called Pharmor and get double prints made. Then I’d sit in my car and be disappointed with my results; out of 24 photos I would have maybe one good one photo.
I would occasionally take nice photos. When that happened I took the negatives into a place called Simon Camera Shop. I would select the part of the negative that I wanted them to blow up – make large. They would do that for me and I would get prints made of the image. At this point my photos were mostly of my family.
I loved taking close-up photos. I always liked to fill the frame.
I take photos of what pleases me. Primarily insects, flowers, and plants. Most of my nature photos are of plants I’ve grown in my yard. I also enjoy HDR work and on the commercial side I really enjoy taking photos of objects made from metal.
I like looking at things in new ways. It gives me a new perspective. Sometimes, I’ll lie flat on my back beneath the canopy of a plant and shoot straight up.
Editing Files in Adobe Lightroom
I enjoy editing files in Adobe Lightroom where you have a lot of freedom to create a photo you enjoy. The digital camera’s sensor merely captures the light and, when a JPEG is created within the camera’s native software, certain commitments are made with regard to how the photo is rendered. The JPEG conversion simply presents you with a reasonable interpretation of what the sensor captured. In Lightroom one has complete latitude to be more artistic.
These examples illustrate what I mean with a few before and afters.
I mostly enjoy close-up and macro photography
I like discovering the hidden worlds that exist inside the otherwise mundane.
Like a small clover flower. Clover is the kind of thing you walk around on your lawn all day long and just step on. But when you take the time to examine it you discover that it is staggering in its beauty. The little florets by themselves are fascinating. Taken together as a whole they add a whole new dimension.
Most people wouldn’t recognize the things that I photograph as parts of their every day life.
Like the clover. Or a blueberry flower. Or a tiny insect.
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you enjoy the photos. I am working to add a shop in the future. In the meantime if you’d like prints of the images you see please contact me for availability and pricing.