I spent 11 years as staff photographer for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and had the opportunity to travel around the eastern U.S. to photograph unique flora and fauna. Some of my favorite sites for great subjects are Sanibel Island, FL, and the surrounding area (Myakka State Park, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge); Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and Georgian Bay region, Ontario. I take advantage of all of the natural areas around northern Ohio, particularly in the spring and autumn. In the summer, I look for special events and festivals locally, for potential photo opportunities. And the Cleveland skyline, with the varied architecture, is always a good source for inspiration.
From the start of my interest in photography, I participated in local photo clubs. I enjoyed the camaraderie and took advantage of the opportunity to learn from fellow club members, who generously shared their expertise. And now I take pleasure in being able to pass on some of my own knowledge to other photographers. You'll find that photographers are some of the best people anywhere and we are ready to share ideas, teaching and learning from each other.
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