For me, nature photography started simply as a way to record my adventures and trips so I could revisit them for years to come. What began as an afterthought gradually evolved into a consuming passion.
I am very fortunate in that my dad was an avid outdoorsman, and he passed his love for the outdoors along to my brothers and me. I can vividly remember quail hunting with my dad when I was young, trudging along trying to keep up through thick cover on a freezing morning, and I still have great memories of bream fishing with my grandparents and enjoying with them that special time in late afternoon when everything grew still and quiet right before the crickets and frogs erupted into their beautiful night song.
Those days are gone forever now, but I can never thank my parents and grandparents enough for the gifts and experiences I had growing up. I can think of no better repayment than by passing those gifts along to my children and grandchildren, and by sharing the outdoors I love and cherish so much with others through nature photography. I shoot what pleases me, in a style that’s comfortable for me. Thankfully, I have received much positive feedback and encouragement which keeps me pushing forward in search for more beauty to capture with my camera.
Being in nature is not an option to me, it is a requirement. It is a time of reflection, appreciation, introspection, observation, and rebirth. It’s where I recharge my soul and free myself from the turmoil within the world. Whether I’m deep in the swamp, walking along on the beach, or merely enjoying some leisure time in a hammock, it’s a very spiritual experience. The pleasure I derive from being in nature is extreme and intense, but that pleasure and enjoyment comes with responsibilities. I believe we are charged with being conscientious stewards of the earth, and I take that seriously. I hope you will also.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy my work and will visit often, and remember, please enjoy nature responsibly.