About

A software engineer by trade, I love to dabble in all things technical and thoroughly enjoy the creative elements of photography. I am by no means an expert in either discipline, but feel that through the sharing of ideas, I not only learn but can possibly help others on a similar journey.

Background

A native to Michigan, I was given the opportunity to attend the Cranbrook Schools from first grade all the way through high school. I first became interested in computers and programming during middle school and by the end of my high school career had formed a small business with a friend building computers and designing web pages. I studied Computer Science at both the University of Rochester and Michigan Technological University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree. In 2002 I moved to Upstate New York where I have worked as a Software Engineer while earning my Masters Degree in Computer Science.

I have always loved nature and backpacking and began to have a desire to capture the beauty around me when I was in college. I bought a small point-and-shoot camera and began taking it on backpacking and hiking adventures. I’ve continued to develop my photographic skills and have since moved up to Nikon DSLR camera bodies and a handful of lenses.

Goals

I’m trying to keep this website simple.  I’ve learned a lot about photography, image processing and digital work flow by reading other people’s experiences.  This web site is an effort to give back.  I hope to encourage discussion as well as critique for not only my images, but current trends in photography.