What kind of photography do you most enjoy?
I am most likely to be photographing outdoors. My favorite subjects include New England landscapes, Maine coast seascapes, lighthouses, architecture, and wildlife.
How long have you been a photographer? What got you started?
My interest in photography began during the time I was in college, majoring in natural resource conservation. I was involved in many outdoor activities, and found myself drawn to landscape/nature photography. Over the years, I continued to take pictures, but not with the same passion. This passion was rekindled about ten years ago. I took a course in advanced digital imaging at a local college, and subsequently purchased my first digital camera. I was drawn to digital photography because of the degree of personal control and creativity this medium affords. I have creative control over my images from the time I click the shutter until the photograph slides out of the printer. This is very satisfying.
What inspires you?
Frost on a crocus, a light beam streaming down a waterfall, an osprey rising from his dive, morning light blazing across the ocean. Being outdoors and coming upon unexpected beauty is always a thrill and keeps me coming back.
What are your photography goals?
My goal is to better "see" the world around me and capture New England's unique beauty in a way that can be shared and provide inspiration to others.
How has BP helped you attain your goals?
BP has provided a supportive place for photographers of all kinds to interact and share their visions. Having the ability share digital images over the Internet with other photographers from all over the world has been very inspiring and has added a whole new level of enjoyment to my photography.