This site is a showcase (humbly submitted) for my work and a place for me to blog about photographic topics near and dear to my hears.
To my shame, it’s been almost 2 years since I’ve updated my site. All the while, I have been honing my photoshop skills to an even higher level. Especially because I rely so heavily on photoshop as well as dreamweaver and indesign at work, I hope that my technical ability can overcome my lack of artistic prowess ☺
I feed off learning this stuff, and it’s time for me to apply what I’ve learned to my OWN work, thus the reason for the cleaning of the slate, the new site and the re-doing of all my work. I plan also to do a whole workflow series on Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop. Much of what I have learned, especially through honing the non-destructive workflow at my job, I hope to put together what seems to be lacking on the internet – a top to bottom set of workflow tutorials that will help many people start to work smarter, not harder.
I’ve switched to the nextgen wordpress plugin to drive my galleries and updates, so I will be able to update my work pretty regularly.
I bought my first SLR in 1979—a Pentax ME Super. It’s always that experience of “that first photograph, isn’t it? It cane within 6–8 moths for me, and I was hooked. I never had any artistic ability until I discovered photography. My dad was an avid photographer, but his skills were mostly set at the recordation of family history and he really never did much with respect to art… maybe that’s why I didn’t catch the bug from him. I have fallen in and out of love–well… not out of love, just found interests that took my focus away from photography. Even after diving into digital, the same holds true. My involvement in the South Florida Camera Club though keeps my focus alive on the importance of the creative side of life.
I am also quite active in the trauma survivor community. I am a member of the American Trauma Society’s Consumer Advisory Board and quite active in their new project, the Trauma Survivors Network. This volunteer work for them has led to them awarding me (and the other board members) a lifetime membership in the American Trauma Society. I also just started my own trauma survivor site, TraumaSurvivor.org – mostly a news site and a blogging platform run on WordPress MU for other survivors to blog on if they would like. I have my own blog there too.
I have leased my own internet server for several years now. My love of the internet drove me to it—I wanted to do more and learn more than a standard web hosting account would have given me at the time (which is still true in many ways), and host this and several other sites I’ve developed on it.
– this the Gmail account I check daily and actually get on my smartphone too. is the best place to reach me